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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
198 pounds of marijuana seized on I-94
Reclaiming the future for ruffed grouse
Little Falls resident with 'heart of gold' wins $1 million
Crow Wing County Board: For 8th consecutive year, county passes reduced levy
Boys Hockey: Lightning lose three games
Wrestling: Road Crew takes 3 of 4 - Team sweeps home triangular
Girls hockey: Lightning victorious in St. Paul
Girls basketball: Tigers win three straight
JV Patriots top Proctor
Walter Ferdinand Williams III (Chic)
Norbert J. Schefers
Anthony Paul Bjerkness
Famous people you didn’t know had Minnesota ties
Grace United Methodist to present Christmas cantata
Chef's Hat: Turn to comfort foods for that busy time of year
3 things for better health - Dec. 12
Faith: Pecan pie
Opinion: How to have a merry Christmas
Cheesehead Chatter: Don't stress about Christmas
Enjoy Momma's mouth-watering fudge recipe
The Last Windrow: The story of Clausey Sands
Opinion: A snapshot does not tell the whole story
letters to the editor
Elmer and Val Stephan
Births - Nov. 26, 2017
December 8, 2017
Letter to the editor: PR-B volleyball supporters appreciated
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the supporters of PR-B volleyball. We had the awesome opportunity to win the 2017 Section 5A championship match, which allowed us to compete in the 2017 Minnesota State Volleyball Tournament in November. It was a wonderful experience...
December 8, 2017 - 7:30am
December 7, 2017
Letter to the editor: Mandatory flu shot policy is wrong
Regarding the Nov. 30 story, "Essentia adds flu to mandatory vaccines; longtime Pine River doctor refuses flu shot, is let go - by Travis Grimler, Echo Journal staff writer: I am a very healthy 94-year-old retired dentist. My March 2017 physical at Essentia Health in Crosslake stressed...
December 7, 2017 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Morality vs. the most loving action
In the Nov. 30 Echo, Mr. Peter Abler reaffirms "Morality is not ambiguous." His defense is thorough and honest in response to my letter to the editor (Nov. 23) challenging some of his convictions and assumptions. We do disagree on the nature of morality. While I generally uphold the...
December 7, 2017 - 7:30am
December 2, 2017
Letter to the editor: Thanks for community support
The Patriot softball and tennis teams would like to thank Pequot Lakes Supervalu and our community for their generous support during our recent fundraiser before the Thanksgiving holiday. We really appreciate it! Coaches Bret and Monica Sergent, Players and parents
December 2, 2017 - 7:30am
November 30, 2017
Letter to the editor: Time to howl
We once had a German shepherd named Nicky. Whenever she heard a siren of any type, she would immediately go down on her haunches, nose pointed into the air, and let out the most mournful howl because the siren's noise hurt her ears. Sometimes I feel like doing the same with the never-ending...
November 30, 2017 - 9:30am
November 24, 2017
Letter to the editor: Response to 'Whither goest morality?'
In the Nov. 16 "As I See It" column titled "Whither goest morality," Pete Abler makes an important plea for upholding the influence of religion, especially Christianity, in our culture. I applaud his warning that morality and "cultural norms or boundaries" are threatened by those...
November 24, 2017 - 7:30am
Letter to the editor: Tone down CWD talk
For all of the dire predictions we've seen recently about chronic wasting disease from the Department of Natural Resources and others, isn't it ironic that the DNR now predicts hunting season will be great? In fact, we shouldn't expect CWD to have much of an effect long term on deer...
November 24, 2017 - 6:30am
November 23, 2017
Letter to the editor: What happened to Uppgaard WMA?
I am writing due to interest in the Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area on Route 16 in Crosslake. We have been coming to Crosslake for many years, as we own property on the Whitefish Chain. In our visits we heard about the park and started visiting there many years ago. We loved the...
November 23, 2017 - 7:30am
November 10, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Ideal Green Market to mark second anniversary
The recent opening of the Wirth Cooperative Grocery in North Minneapolis is important because this area was designated a "food desert" and lacked access to fresh foods for its residents. It sends a clear message that residents want access to fresh foods and even though someone is...
November 10, 2017 - 6:30am
November 5, 2017
Pelican Rapids pistachio business is a family affair
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — How many food businesses have been started by the constant urging of friends and family using the words, "You should...
November 5, 2017 - 3:36pm
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