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Early Thanksgiving travel forecast: Millions to face delays, slowdowns as fast-paced storms strike northern US
Crow Wing County Board: Data mining eyed as intel tool
Pillager school wins honors for innovation
Pine River shed burns, deemed a total loss
Agents bust 4 in meth sale investigation
Deer hunting: First weekend harvest up 22 percent in lakes area
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
Patriots to battle St. Croix Lutheran in semifinals
Figure Skating: Wick places Granite City Classic
Volleyball: Tigers lose two straight in state tournament
Gerald R. Seaton
Janelle M. Mulroy
John Edward Borg
Eagles Nest Church to host mortgage burning celebration
Pequot Lakes: Faith, food, fellowship offered Fridays to students
Chef's Hat: Pack a punch with Parmesan
Healthy living: Eat the Mediterranean way
Think about quitting: Great American Smokeout is Nov. 16
Letter to the Editor: Can we talk about mass shootings yet?
PR-B Family Center: 'Top shelf' people needed to meet holiday needs
Director's notes: CCS measuring community kindness
From the Lefthand Corner: There is good government all around us
Grim's Tales: Welcome to the month of thankfulness
letters to the editor
Births - Sept. 24, 2017
Letters to the editor
August 10, 2017
Letter to the editor: Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
In 1944, Bing Crosby introduced this song, which today undoubtedly would not be considered politically correct but, with a little tongue in cheek, just sing along. "You've got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive "Eliminate the negative "Latch on to the affirmative. "Don't mess with Mr....
August 10, 2017 - 5:30am
July 27, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Where Minnesota nice ends, hypocrisy begins
A thousand "presidential" tweets - insults, taunts, name-calls. Someone should make a list. Oh, wait, they already have. In his recent letter, Dale Probasco criticized me having been a "student" (his quotes) during the Vietnam War and not a veteran like himself. Our now "commander-in-chief"...
July 27, 2017 - 6:30am
May 26, 2017
Letter to the editor: Response to 'User pays' letter
Jack Schmidt complained of Lindner having called for a $3 user fee addition to fishing license costs and that guides make $320 to $520 for a day's guiding. Guides have the latest boats (at $50,000). They supply the tackle (at $200) for each client. They pull their boat with a truck...
May 26, 2017 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Nolan, Democrats are hypocritical
I recently received an email update from Congressman Nolan where he lamented that President Trump is spending too much time on the Russian investigation and thus delayed his efforts to create jobs. What a statement this is, since it is Congressman Nolan and his party continuing to...
May 26, 2017 - 6:30am
April 28, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Gun rights and schools
Obviously Mr. Olson relies on facts when it comes to guns, right? That is why he writes to the PineandLakes newspaper and doesn't have a clue who I am. I am not a paid political activist and I do not work for the Minnesota House. I grew up in Backus, graduated from Backus High School...
April 28, 2017 - 5:30am
December 26, 2016
Letter to the editor: Brain health and violence
Dr. Jeremy Richman was interviewed Dec. 4, 2016, on C-Span. Following the murder of his daughter, Avielle, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, Dr. Richman, a neuroscientist, and his wife, Jennifer Hensel, started the Avielle Foundation. It is his belief that "through brain health...
December 26, 2016 - 8:21pm
October 24, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Liberals lack moral standing
While the comments by Donald Trump were terrible and wrong, he has taken responsibility for them and apologized. It should also be noted that these comments were made 11 years ago by a private citizen. As with Hillary, Sen. Klobuchar and our Minnesota Democratic Congressional delegation...
October 24, 2016 - 9:42am
Letter to the Editor: Patty Norgaard for Crosslake mayor
Let me put the record straight. I am not a resident of Crosslake, but as a resident of a neighboring township, I have a vested interest in the health, growth and potential of the city. Working with Patty Norgaard as a volunteer for the last several years, I have seen her foresight...
October 24, 2016 - 9:27am
September 26, 2016
READER OPINION: Write us a letter or send us an email
The Pineandlakes Echo Journal welcomes letters on recent articles and current issues. All letters should include the writer's full name, city and a phone number (for verification only). Letters are limited to 300 words. Only one letter - per person - per week.Letters airing a personal...
September 26, 2016 - 10:19am
August 30, 2016
Letter to the editor: Nisswa City Council member responds to comments made at meeting
I'd like to set the record straight from the last Nisswa City Council meeting and the conversation on the proposed road assessment policy. Councilman Heidmann stated the only reason Mayor Kraus and Councilman Jacobson supported the policy is that they live on a private road and a...
August 30, 2016 - 9:10am
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
Letter to the editor: Third World War, anyone?
Regarding criticism of Obama for not sending troops to Syria, think of what that would mean. We would have to fight against the Russians. Third World War, anyone? Helen Gangsei, Pequot Lakes
August 27, 2016 - 11:04am
August 26, 2016
Letter to the editor: Layman will work for small businesses
Small business is the backbone of local economies. My experience as a business owner is why I'm supporting Sandy Layman for state representative. I worked with Sandy in Itasca County when she headed our economic development organization. I watched her put programs in place to help...
August 26, 2016 - 9:35am
August 16, 2016
Letters to the Editor: Local support for muskie stocking on Gull?
The DNR Long Range (2020) Plan for muskellunge includes Strategy 1.2, which states for stocking, "waters will be selected based on physical and ecological criteria described in the long range plan and where public interest, support and acceptance exists." DNR Fisheries chief characterized...
August 16, 2016 - 9:44am
August 15, 2016
Letters to the editor: Thanks to those who help with Pequot All School Reunion
On behalf of all those who attend the Pequot All School Reunion, we would like to thank Marc Helmrichs, Mike Renford and his crew, Brenda and Patty for making it possible for us to hold our reunion each year. We appreciate the extra time and effort you all put into helping us have...
August 15, 2016 - 9:10am