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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
From comfier seats to a more open feel, Target Center takes on a 21st-century look
'The ugly truth' about opioids in Crow Wing County
Ice castle returns to Stillwater this winter, coinciding with Super Bowl
Don't like your kids tethered to screens at school? Why not ask questions?
A California family thought their dog had died in the fires, but she was waiting for them
Vikings QB Bridgewater cleared to practice
Some migrants pass through unseen and unsung
Brainerd man wins Crosslake disc golf tournament
The Timberwolves couldn't hold leads last season. Here's how Tom Thibodeau tried to fix that.
Walleye action gathers steam and fall colors update
Eugene "Gene" Stoll
Kolene Mary (Schnitker) Logan
Wendy Lou Davis
Kathleen "Kathy" Petterson
Faith in Action volunteers recognized
Senior Menus: Oct. 16-20, 2017
Starting and ending in Pine River - Restaurant owner made it back home after years on the road
Card games: Oct. 14, 2017
Pages from the Past - Oct. 13, 2017
Grim's Tales: Vacation: A break from more than work
Faith: There's always hope
Cracker Barrel: Legacy in stone
From the Lefthand Corner: Walz makes strong move in quest to be governor
Letter to the editor: Buffoons who do the math
letters to the editor
Births - Sept. 24, 2017
Births - Aug. 27, 2017
August 25, 2017
Letter to the editor: Hiring hatred
By claiming to be "fair and balanced," incorrect views (lies) and harmful views are given equal media exposure, or air time. This is absolutely nuts; instantly seen by those with a slight amount of sanity, morality and integrity remaining. Views of the man who raped your daughter...
August 25, 2017 - 7:30am
July 7, 2017
Letter to the editor: Paying for healthcare
If you don't pay your rent, what happens? Nothing! For a while. Eventually you'll be thrown out; evicted. If you feel this was unfair, if you have "NRA brain," you may use force to fight eviction, maybe taking out some people and some police merely doing their job. Eventually you'll...
July 7, 2017 - 6:30am
May 5, 2017
Letter to the editor: Trump's first and final war
Trump. When will enough of our bought-and-paid-for politicians in "the swamp" decide they love their country, their children and grandchildren, the rest of the world and the earth enough to drop their addiction to money and "party," ridding us of this terrible pretender and liar?...
May 5, 2017 - 6:00am
March 27, 2017
Letter to the editor: For everything bad, thank a Republican
March 13: the East Coast is getting blasted again by another blizzard. One after another. Minnesota, snow country, has bare ground. Imagine: Your husband-wife-son-friend is drunk as a skunk. Again! How many times do they have to be drunk before you admit they're alcoholic and need...
March 27, 2017 - 5:30am
March 1, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Thoughts about walls
There's been a lot of hate talk involving walls recently. The Chinese built the Great Wall; I think I recall reading it was 4,000 miles long. Wow. I also recall reading it ended up being ineffective. There was the more recent Iron Curtain, a wall between East and West, or between...
March 1, 2017 - 11:18pm
February 16, 2017
Letter to the editor: Capitalism isn't good
Capitalism is good at what it does, but what it does isn't good. It guarantees that as some become richer, others have to be made poorer. In spite of the complicated, indecipherable propaganda we're constantly bathed in, that's a given of capitalism. Like cancer, it depends on "growth."...
February 16, 2017 - 9:06pm
January 30, 2017
Letter to the editor: Letter to editor is incoherent
What is so sad about Mr. A. Martin's latest screed is that it does not, nor will it ever, lend itself to a reasoned discussion on the merits of the issues about which he writes. Throwing out baseless accusations and incoherent rantings just turns off the majority who truly would be...
January 30, 2017 - 10:19pm
January 23, 2017
Letter to the editor: Trump the fraud
Mr. Trump: the Great White Hope, to borrow a boxing phrase. Racists, misogynists and the Ku Klux Klan have been pleased with him. People are "hoping" he'll "change." "Hope and change:" the counterfeit version. Counterfeiting runs in his family. Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama's...
January 23, 2017 - 10:24pm
December 19, 2016
Letter to the editor: Cuba and Castro
Cuba's Fidel Castro has passed on. Some are glad, some sad. Cubans speak Spanish. That's not their native language. They were invaded and subjugated by Spaniards looking for gold 500 years ago - their peoples wiped out or imprisoned. They've been handed back and forth ever since,...
December 19, 2016 - 9:13am
November 28, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Liberals are concerned about Trump
Donald Trump is already angering many of his former 100 percent supporters, who are feeling seriously betrayed. Trump has been rapidly backpedaling on many of the promises he gave to his supporters in order to get himself elected. He hasn't even been sworn in yet. What his supporters...
November 28, 2016 - 9:03am
August 27, 2016
Letter to the editor: Difference between candidate fundraisers
I wish I could avoid and ignore our politics. But they determine things affecting my life, from religious freedom (I'm atheist, they say), to my job and environment. People say, "I'm not into politics," but I usually reply, "Well, politics is into you."
August 27, 2016 - 11:32am
June 14, 2016
Letter to the editor: Doctrine of discovery
Sheldon Wolfchild recently presented his documentary film, "The Doctrine of Discovery," at the Brainerd Library. The library has a DVD copy available for people interested in origins of European methods of "discovery," exploration and exploitation of the Americas. Much of what we...
June 14, 2016 - 11:42pm
January 25, 2016
We must still work to combat racism
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., was interviewed by and spoke to a spectrum of Minnesota high school students in 2006. The event was filmed by PBS, sponsored by Minnesota's General Mills Corporation, and rebroadcast recently through the Bemidji PBS stations, KAWE and KAWB. There were 10 students,...
January 25, 2016 - 9:08am
December 29, 2015
Letter to the Editor: Drifting into fascism
I've been witnessing a drift into fascism in the United States over the past many years. Many others are beginning to see this also. It makes me wonder: Did the German people see this as they drifted themselves toward another world war? Certainly a few must've; there were over 40...
December 29, 2015 - 8:03am
June 26, 2014
What to believe?
Climate deniers, creationists, etc. Who and what to believe? And that's the key word, "believe." I believe I have more than $1,000,000 in my billfold. However, if I believe in numbers and counting - oops, "believe" is the wrong word. If I "accept" numbers and counting, I have...
June 26, 2014 - 2:43pm