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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Cherry Car Show upcoming in Pequot Lakes
East-central Minn. pursuit ends in fatal crash
Bagley man, three others arrested on drug charges after East Grand Forks traffic stop
Crow Wing County completes tree planting
Backus, Nisswa announce Memorial Day events
New benchmark set for lake sturgeon catch-and-release record
Whopper silver redhorse sets new Minnesota state record
Stock Car Racing: Familiar faces win at North Central
18U Tigers first in Monticello
Area Male Athlete: Raph's good play causing a racket
Ronald J. Wonders
Ronald M. Lee
Edna "Marie" Elyea
Naomi Faye Pollock
3 Things for Better Health - May 21
The Longest Day: Recognizing beginning stages of Dementia
Grandparents, stay in the game
Card games: May 7-11
Grim's Grub: Read for the history, subscribe to make more
Cheesehead Chatter: Take pride in what you have
As I See It: 'A hundred million miracles'
The Last WIndrow: It was just one big lie
Letter to the editor: Reconsider rerouting traffic until safety study is done
From the Lefthand Corner: Norway Independence Day is a day of importance
letters to the editor
Births - May 20, 2018
Births: Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd
Raymond and Margie Richards
letters to the editor
November 4, 2017
Letter to the editor: Community support for trainees appreciated
From Oct. 16-27, the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) hosted six trainees hailing from Liberia, Nigeria and Zambia for an intensive hands-on, off-grid solar training. Our guests and RREAL are hoping to bring solar energy systems to their local communities while developing the...
November 4, 2017 - 7:30am
November 3, 2017
Letter to the editor: Public safety vs. adult rights
The letter by Alexis Bylander the week of Oct. 12 about raising the smoking age to 21 is a mixture of myths and fallacies orchestrated by liberals. If I can vote, enlist in the military and be tried as an adult, I can decide for myself if I'd like to have a cigarette. Upon becoming...
November 3, 2017 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Former President G.W. Bush confronts hatred, untruths
Kudos to former President George W. Bush for having the courage to stand up and speak out against bigotry and hatred, which is ruining our country.
November 3, 2017 - 7:30am
November 2, 2017
Letter to the editor: Pine and fake
In his recent letter to the editor, "A burning question," Pineandlakes columnist Pete Abler has expanded his reach, grasping for readers' empathies now from both sides of the opinion aisle. A previous reader's letter (mine) once discounted Mr. Abler's credibility in his decrying the...
November 2, 2017 - 6:30am
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