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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Fifty Lakes: Council, staff hold workshop to improve communications
Pine River-Backus: Yost claims spelling bee victory
Driving in winter - Here's how insurance and laws apply
Authorities arrest 2 girls in Hill City school threat
Police Blotter - Feb. 24, 2018
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
Elizabeth "Betty" C. Hyde
Sharon A. Klaseus
Seed company offers intriguing new flowers, vegetables
Card games: Feb. 24, 2018
NUUF to host LGBTQ panel Sunday
Effects of adverse childhood experiences topic of event Thursday
Cold weather car safety
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
January 26, 2018
As I See It: Destroying the status quo
One of the adages associated with the total quality management programs was, "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got." Kind of catchy, but the longer you think about it, the more you realize how much truth there is in that statement. If you...
January 26, 2018 - 7:30am
January 19, 2018
From the Left Hand Corner: Will it ever end?
As the new year begins, I'm tired of writing about the latest escapades of our President Trump, and you're probably tired of my writing about the lies or outrageous, inappropriate and downright hurtful statements from Mr. Trump. But this past week, he did it again. He has made this...
January 19, 2018 - 8:30am
August 18, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: Trump's downward slide
The Minneapolis Trib had a lead guest editorial a couple weeks ago on, what else? President Trump. It was entitled, "My president? Yes. My leader? No." It was about the first six months of the Trump presidency. What else?
August 18, 2017 - 5:30am
July 13, 2017
Letter to the editor: Long on division, short on dignity
The emperor may have clothes, but he hasn't shown dignity, or much of anything else of value to his country and the world. Columnist Pete Abler's piece, "Long division," highlights the widening of major divisions between societal and political viewpoints, beginning at least since...
July 13, 2017 - 7:30am
June 30, 2017
As I See It: Long division
"CBS Sunday Morning" had a great segment on its June 18 show. It covered a lot of political and social ground in asking many questions related to when the major divisions in our country really started and what is going on today that is fueling the fires. And the most surprising aspect...
June 30, 2017 - 6:30am
February 6, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Political dishonesty
The same ol', same ol' out of the liberals. The Republicans are going to destroy America. Donald Trump is going to destroy America. Eight years this country suffered under failed economic policy, failed diplomatic policy, failed domestic policy. And yet Democrats and their fringe...
February 6, 2017 - 9:40am
January 2, 2017
As I See It: Hope and change for 2017 and beyond
If I thought I was sick of the endless, over-the-top campaigning and rhetoric prior to the election and that the continuing nausea was going to quickly disappear on Nov. 9, I was sadly mistaken. I am truly disappointed and nearly just as sick now with the crying, hand-wringing and...
January 2, 2017 - 9:34am
October 12, 2016
Madden's Resort announces leadership update
Madden's on Gull Lake has announced the retirement of its longtime president, Brian Thuringer. As Thuringer transitions to chairman of the board...
October 12, 2016 - 2:51pm
August 27, 2016
Area high school students to participate in mock election
Pequot Lakes and Pine-River Backus high schools are among 265 schools in the state that will participate in the first-ever Minnesota Students Vote 2016 mock election. This fall, high school students across the state will get hands-experience with the electoral process as they vote...
August 27, 2016 - 11:24am
As I see it: Top 10 questions for presidential debates
As David Letterman and his show aged, the only feature I still enjoyed was his Top 10 Lists. At times they could be sophomoric or banal, but many times they were quite imaginative and entertaining. I even came up with my own Top 10 Reasons for Retiring from the USAF twenty-two years...
July 27, 2016 - 12:18pm
June 22, 2016
From the Lefthand Corner: Sensible side of presidential choice in 2016
We are down to two choices for president of our United States in November 2016 (unless some miraculous Republican event occurs). Republicans have apparently selected Donald Trump and Democrats have seemingly settled on Hillary Clinton. While we'll certainly hear it all over again...
June 22, 2016 - 2:21pm
September 3, 2015
Guest Editorial: Presidential campaign predictions
Here we go!
September 3, 2015 - 2:15pm
April 16, 2015
From the Left Hand Corner: Presidential race is on
It is no surprise that Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for president of the United States on Sunday. The race is on. Actually, it has already been going on for some months, if not years. Lesser candidates such as Scott Walker, from neighboring Wisconsin, have already announced,...
April 16, 2015 - 2:45pm
October 2, 2014
Meeting the president
Carter Nolan, the son of John and Anna Nolan of Pequot Lakes, had his picture taken with President Obama at the recent White House Congressional...
October 2, 2014 - 12:56pm
July 18, 2014
President of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce dies
ST. PAUL -- David Olson, president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, died Wednesday night from a form of cancer. An email from Bill Blazar,...
July 18, 2014 - 12:14pm