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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
CLC natural resources students take 1st at quiz bowl
State Legislature: Tax conformity, bonding bill cited as top issues
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers say meetings can help fight childhood hunger
'Chasing Coral' documentary to play in Brainerd
Cass County Board: Zoning permits up in 2017
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Crosslake archers take third in Hawley
Boys Basketball: JV Patriots win one of two
Danecdotes: A force down low - Semmler, Rainwater anchor PR-B post game
Steven Carl Heins
Edna M. Isle
Larry D. Johnson
Richard J. Mosack
Glenn E. Vold
NUUF to host LGBTQ panel Sunday
Effects of adverse childhood experiences topic of event Thursday
Cold weather car safety
3 things for better health - Feb. 19
Heart healthy eating
Opinion: Guns, opioids, alcohol, bad judgment and balance
Kindness is a sweet gift to give or receive
Danecdotes: Lenten sacrifice should be tough
Letter to the editor: Mayor responds to story
We must admit it: This is who we are
letters to the editor
Supporting Denny McNamara
Shh...It's a Surprise
Births: Jan. 27, 2018
Jay and Marilyn Brutsman -
Brogle Family 5
letter to the editor
February 22, 2018
Letter to the editor: Fate of the union
In the wake of the unthinkable, unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable happening once again, this time in Parkland, Florida, the nation has once again been riveted, torn and starkly divided on defining and taking preventative actions. A student-survivor at Parkland, aspiring journalist...
February 22, 2018 - 2:30pm
February 16, 2018
Letter to the editor: Say no to opioids and dreamers
I don't like the idea of my tax dollar going to help anyone hooked on opioids IF that person had the freedom to make a conscious, informed decision to use them, for whatever reason. Exception would be a U.S. veteran hooked on them, who is suffering from battle wound pain, or a nonmilitary...
February 16, 2018 - 7:30am
January 5, 2018
Letter to the editor: Grow up
To everyone who has nothing positive to say about President Trump - here are some of his accomplishments (11 months): Illegal immigration down 70 percent; consumer confidence at 125.6, highest since 2000; mortgage applications/new homes, seven-year high; took us out of TPP; pulled...
January 5, 2018 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: The art of selective memory
"The Mirror Has Two Faces" was the insightful title for a movie, suggesting people sometimes see only what they want to see in themselves. Playbacks, as well, can have more than one voice: what people remember themselves saying, or not saying, versus what they actually said.
January 5, 2018 - 7:30am
January 4, 2018
Letter to the editor: Tax reduction
Congress passed a tax reduction bill that will in large part reduce taxes for most people. I would have preferred cuts in spending to go along with this. Naturally, there were no Democrats/liberals who voted for a reduction in taxes. They continue to be obstructionist on anything...
January 4, 2018 - 7:30am
December 21, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to a good samaritan
Thank you to the nice gentleman who stopped to assist my children and I on Friday night, Dec. 8. A piece of cardboard had become lodged underneath my car as I was leaving town, and as I approached Landis+Gyr I noticed sparks behind my car! I stopped and removed the burning cardboard...
December 21, 2017 - 7:30am
December 15, 2017
Letter to the editor: Money and politics
Thanks to Dale Probasco for his response to my recent letter re: Move to Amend. The wording of the proposed amendment speaks for itself. HJF48 states that constitutional rights apply to natural persons only, not artificial entities (such as corporations or unions). It also directs...
December 15, 2017 - 7:30am
Letter to the editor: U.S. flag reminder
I remember that it wasn't too long ago that our mayor wrote an article about taking pride in our city by keeping up lawns and cleaning up junk around our homes. It is this same line of thinking that I would like to remind those businesses and our city to pay the respect due to our...
December 15, 2017 - 6:30am
December 14, 2017
Letter to the editor: Losing Laposky is huge loss
I walk around the house mumbling "unbelievable!" Dr. Laposky dropped by Essentia like a used bandage into an incinerator. Fired, not for a crime or malpractice, but for his opinion. Shades of a medieval (medical) inquisition. Burnt for a conviction. How many times have we heard, "Who...
December 14, 2017 - 7:30am
Letter to the editor: The old lamplighter
Back in the mid-1940s, a song came out at Christmastime titled "The Old Lamplighter." It has been a favorite of mine ever since. Back in the days before electric street lights, there were street lights that had to be lit each night. And so the song goes: "He made the night a little...
December 14, 2017 - 5:30am
December 8, 2017
Letter to the editor: PR-B volleyball supporters appreciated
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the supporters of PR-B volleyball. We had the awesome opportunity to win the 2017 Section 5A championship match, which allowed us to compete in the 2017 Minnesota State Volleyball Tournament in November. It was a wonderful experience...
December 8, 2017 - 7:30am
December 7, 2017
Letter to the editor: Mandatory flu shot policy is wrong
Regarding the Nov. 30 story, "Essentia adds flu to mandatory vaccines; longtime Pine River doctor refuses flu shot, is let go - by Travis Grimler, Echo Journal staff writer: I am a very healthy 94-year-old retired dentist. My March 2017 physical at Essentia Health in Crosslake stressed...
December 7, 2017 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Morality vs. the most loving action
In the Nov. 30 Echo, Mr. Peter Abler reaffirms "Morality is not ambiguous." His defense is thorough and honest in response to my letter to the editor (Nov. 23) challenging some of his convictions and assumptions. We do disagree on the nature of morality. While I generally uphold the...
December 7, 2017 - 7:30am
December 2, 2017
Letter to the editor: Thanks for community support
The Patriot softball and tennis teams would like to thank Pequot Lakes Supervalu and our community for their generous support during our recent fundraiser before the Thanksgiving holiday. We really appreciate it! Coaches Bret and Monica Sergent, Players and parents
December 2, 2017 - 7:30am
November 30, 2017
Letter to the editor: Time to howl
We once had a German shepherd named Nicky. Whenever she heard a siren of any type, she would immediately go down on her haunches, nose pointed into the air, and let out the most mournful howl because the siren's noise hurt her ears. Sometimes I feel like doing the same with the never-ending...
November 30, 2017 - 9:30am