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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Wild for Minnesota Orchids presentation set
Local students selected to University of Minnesota Twin Cities Dean's List
Crow Wing Soil & Water to host Summer Apprentice - Accepting applications through March 2
Minnesota Starwatch for March 2018
Pequot Lakes students raise over $25,000 with Glow Run
Outdoor Notes for Feb. 25
Area Female Athlete: Pequot's Skog sets stage for success
What's Up Outdoors: Switching gears
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Gordon N. Danielson
Steven Carl Heins
Edna M. Isle
Larry D. Johnson
Elizabeth "Betty" C. Hyde
Lipstick and the memories that remain of loved ones
Senior Menus: Feb. 26-Mar. 2, 2018
Faith: In midst of tragedy, God shows up
Seed company offers intriguing new flowers, vegetables
Card games: Feb. 24, 2018
Opinion: Billy Graham - Shaking his hand
As I See It: Easy or difficult
Opinion: Guns, opioids, alcohol, bad judgment and balance
Kindness is a sweet gift to give or receive
Danecdotes: Lenten sacrifice should be tough
letters to the editor
Supporting Denny McNamara
Shh...It's a Surprise
Births: Jan. 27, 2018
Jay and Marilyn Brutsman -
Brogle Family 5
letters to the editor
October 28, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Let adults make decisions
A recent letter by Alexis Bylander that responded to the letter I wrote about government staying out of our lives was a little disingenuous to say the least and surely short on full disclosure. Ms. Bylander isn't just some casual visitor to Brainerd as claimed - she is the public...
October 28, 2017 - 5:30am
October 27, 2017
Letter to the Editor: A burning question
Why is it that I and so many others are supposed to be understanding and sensitive to the feelings of those who want to tear down Confederate flags and to remove monuments to Confederate war heroes, while at the same time we are asked to accept the actions of those who sit, kneel...
October 27, 2017 - 8:30am
October 26, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Tar sands oil not needed
French bank BNP Parabus recently joined other international lenders such as Dutch bank ING and the Royal Bank of Scotland in shutting down any investments in Canadian tar sands oil. Meanwhile, at least seven major oil producers, including Royal Dutch Shell, Marathon, Statoil and even...
October 26, 2017 - 6:30am
October 21, 2017
Letter to the editor: Letter filled with innuendos, half-truths
I want to thank A. Martin for the recent letter. Of course, I have no idea the party affiliation he has. Certainly not Republican and certainly not a conservative. Perhaps he is a Democrat, a Socialist or a Communist. One thing for certain is in his most recent rambling letter he...
October 21, 2017 - 6:30am
October 13, 2017
Letter to the editor: Buffoons who do the math
In the latest musings (here we go again) by Pineandlakes Echo Journal conservative columnist Pete Abler, "As I See It: Inspiration," Mr. Abler states he wants "to find the well-intentioned buffoon who came up with 500-year" prediction of catastrophic floods related to hurricane aftermaths,...
October 13, 2017 - 7:30am
October 12, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Raise the age for tobacco sales
A recent letter-writer ("Government cannot tell adults what to do," Sept. 16 pineandlakes.com) proposed an argument against raising the tobacco sales age to 21. As someone who grew up in the Brainerd lakes area and comes back every summer, I must respectfully disagree. First, the...
October 12, 2017 - 7:30am
Letter to the editor: Trapping Republicans
Many people are now saying that Putin's Russia is close to releasing blackmail material they have on Mr. Trump. They say Putin helped get Trump into office in exchange for Trump relieving congressional sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. But Congress passed a resolution, almost unanimously,...
October 12, 2017 - 6:30am
October 6, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Think about fears as they relate to hate
To whom it concerns; that means most of us. The drive to fear is very high right now driving hate. Fear usually equals hate. Much hype is creating more fears and hate. Recently, the stranger that entered a house in the Pine River area a few weeks ago created much fear and thus hate...
October 6, 2017 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Reasons why Price was forced to resign
I watched the entire debate between Michelle Nunn and Tom Price - a debate she clearly won, but she lost the election. We later learned that Dr. Tom Price, recently appointed director of Health and Human Services, is "subject to a criminal investigation for buying and selling $90,000...
October 6, 2017 - 7:30am
September 29, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Pequot Lakes Library book explains past extinctions
In Pete Abler's Sept. 21 column "Inspiration" on the opinion page, he wonders about the tipping point in global climate change and asks, "I don't know how far back this game goes, but as far as I can tell the score is still Mother Nature batting 1.000, mankind .000!"
September 29, 2017 - 6:30am
September 22, 2017
Letter to the editor: It takes two to tango, only one to lose it
In the latest musings by Pineandlakes Echo Journal conservative columnist Pete Abler, "As I See It: It takes two to tango," he cites last month's tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, as an example of discordant events that he claims should make obvious, to even casual observers,...
September 22, 2017 - 6:30am
September 16, 2017
Letter to the editor: Business' support of yacht club appreciated
One of the special things about the Crosslake area is the fact that so many organizations and events are volunteer driven. But one thing you need for those volunteer organizations to survive is community support, especially from the local businesses. Today I would like to thank Moonlite...
September 16, 2017 - 7:30am
Letter to the editor: Government cannot tell adults what to do
Recently, the news has included a piece about the Tobacco 21 effort by some local governments in Minnesota. This government-knows-best nonsense must stop. Why should government be involved in telling adults what they can or cannot do? As a nonsmoker, at what point do you take a step...
September 16, 2017 - 6:30am
September 14, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to all teachers
Recently my wife and I, along with six other retired volunteers, had the pleasure of serving the welcome back chicken dinner, sponsored by Education MN Brainerd, for new and returning educators and their families. It was truly a joy to see and hear the excitement, enthusiasm, energy,...
September 14, 2017 - 7:30am
Letter to the editor: Definition of 'progressive' questioned
In his letter, Mr. Eliason quoted part of our Constitution and referred to our Founding Fathers as progressives. He is playing fast and loose on the definition of a "progressive." He should provide us his definition of what a progressive is. Today's definition of a progressive is...
September 14, 2017 - 6:30am