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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Police Blotter - Sept. 22, 2018
4 to be inducted in Pillager Hall of Fame
Pequot Lakes to celebrate homecoming week
Local Small Businesses Invited to Participate in Blitz
Pine River fishing contest to promote suicide awareness
PLHS students succeed on N.D. waterfowl hunt
High School Football: Failed PATs doom Patriots
Beargrease sled dog rerouted, shortened for 2019
Vikings' Thielen announces launch of foundation with $100K donation
DNR expect good waterfowl opener
Judith K. Lapke
John "Jack" T. Thomas
Victory "Vickie" Brogger
Dr. Rudd B. Thabes
Should perennials be cut back in fall? It depends.
Berries of invasive species toxic to humans, how to cut back lilacs and more
Card games: Sept. 10-14, 2018
A Matter of Balance classes offered in area
Crosslake family takes steps to end Alzheimer's disease
Letter to the editor: Thiede's value to Crow Wing County
Slow down to give and receive kindness
The Last Windrow: A time when people pulled together to save a town
Letter to the Editor: Andrews a wise choice in Crosslake
Letter to the editor: Here's the big deal about marijuana use
letters to the editor
50th Wedding Anniversary
Births: Sept 2, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
letters to the editor
July 19, 2018
Letter to the editor: False witnesses
The oath of office every incoming U.S. president takes declares, "I do solemnly swear that I will ... preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." A scriptural view of the oath is woven into the eighth of The Ten Commandments, calling for affirmation not to...
July 19, 2018 - 7:30am
July 15, 2018
Letter to the editor: Thank you, Pequot Lakes police
Thanks, Pequot Lakes police, for your prompt response to a 911 call on a hot July 4 at about 5:11 p.m. My 5-week-old great-grandson was locked inside a vehicle with two dogs. When I placed the 911 call, not only was there fear for his life and health, but worry as to how soon help...
July 15, 2018 - 7:30am
June 29, 2018
Letter to the editor: Short memories
According to many people, President Trump is inept, a dictator, mentally unstable, morally corrupt and a horrible role model for children. Fox News is a conservative, bigoted propaganda channel using false information, and if you voted for Trump you are considered to be a racist,...
June 29, 2018 - 8:30am
June 23, 2018
Letter to the editor: Understand the pipeline replacement project
As the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hearings are held later this month, it's important to understand what Enbridge's Line 3 Replacement Project is about: protecting communities and the environment and bringing economic opportunities to the region.
June 23, 2018 - 12:30pm
June 8, 2018
Letter to the editor: Scouts' cemetery cleanup appreciated
Pine Ridge Cemetery of Pine River has been in need of some tender loving care. Thankfully, the Boy Scouts Troop 73 and Girl Scouts Troop 327 came to our rescue in May of this year. They came as promised and worked diligently. We so appreciate all the volunteer hours they put in at...
June 8, 2018 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Let truth be told
Truth, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. It is oddly remarkable that Echo Journal columnist Pete Abler entitles his opinion essays "As I See It," since, astoundingly, he recently declared that "truth" is "not negotiable." Truth, over the ages, has evolved. The flat-Earth...
June 8, 2018 - 7:30am
June 7, 2018
Letter to the editor: Defending 'animals'
Much has been made of President Trump's remark about gang members, MS-13, being "animals," with major liberal news media and late-night talk show hosts making complete fools of themselves, knocking Trump for his choice of words. These gang members' motto is "rape, murder and control."...
June 7, 2018 - 8:30am
June 1, 2018
Letter to the editor: Group brings flower baskets to Crosslake bridges
Two bridges in Crosslake will have a new look this summer thanks to the efforts of the Crosslakers. After the Minnesota Design Team visited Crosslake in 2016, a Crosslakers Connectivity Work Group was formed to figure out how to create a theme throughout all of Crosslake; to make...
June 1, 2018 - 9:30am
Letter to the editor: Don't let companies buy legislation
Gov. Dayton recently vetoed a bill, passed by both the Minnesota House and Senate, that would have allowed Enbridge to build a controversial new oil pipeline without getting regulatory approval. Both my representatives, Josh Heintzeman and Carrie Ruud, voted in favor of the bill....
June 1, 2018 - 6:30am
May 25, 2018
Letter to the editor: Park issue sheds light on communication gap
The Trailside Park process sheds light on an obvious issue we have in Pequot Lakes. We have to find better lines of communication between the council and the citizens. The council believed it had effectively communicated to the citizens. I believe they are genuine in that belief,...
May 25, 2018 - 7:30am
May 18, 2018
Letter to the editor: Reconsider rerouting traffic until safety study is done
What started out benign (built only with donations and fundraising) morphed into a very large taxpayer funded square that removes part of a main road. Until recently, the majority of our community didn't engage. We love parks, and built with donations and fundraising, no problem....
May 18, 2018 - 7:30am
May 12, 2018
Letter to the editor: Lend a hand at Pine Ridge Cemetery
Memorial Day will soon be here. The board members of the Pine Ridge Cemetery are aware of the many hands that are needed to help with the cleanup. We have the Boy Scouts coming to help again this year. We have a good start thanks to a local citizen. Mody (Kline) Gardiner gave a monumental...
May 12, 2018 - 8:30am
May 11, 2018
Letter to the editor: Do voices matter, Pequot Lakes council?
I misbehaved at the April 23 Trailside Park meeting. I apologize for my lack of decorum, but I'm amazed the elected officials depended upon for decorum participated in a bully pulpit article - Echo Journal 5/3/18. Twice, the Echo has published (4/15) council comments claiming the...
May 11, 2018 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Teens prove they really do care
We wanted to thank District 186 and especially the Super Six, our young volunteer workers, for a Day of Caring on Thursday, May 3. For five hours they stacked firewood, raked the lawn, washed windows and bagged yard debris for us in Breezy Point. They were exceptional ... or were...
May 11, 2018 - 7:30am
May 10, 2018
Letter to the editor: Let's all work together to expand park
Writing this letter from our business I can see children playing in our park. Anytime I look out the front window of our business, I can see the park being utilized. When we are with our grandchildren, we look for parks to take them to. All of the new subdivisions in large cities...
May 10, 2018 - 8:30am