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CLC offers London travel study program in March
Brainerd Public Schools: Board sets preliminary levy at maximum amount
Brainerd School: District highlights new field trip procedures
Crow Wing County receives MDH award
It's time to chase fall color across state
Inside the Outdoors: Viruses victimize wildlife, too
Partners team up for local fish passage project funding
Football: Patriots fall to Rebels 20-18
Basketball: Clinics at CLC scheduled in October
Area Female Athlete: Wynn helps put the W in PR-B
Evelyn D. Eide
John "Jack" T. Thomas
Martha L. Rach
Judith K. Lapke
Coming Wednesday: Substance abuse is addictive
Crow Wing Energized: Depression might be more common than you think
Pequot Lakes church to host lutefisk supper Sept. 29
3 things for better health - Sept. 17
Brainerd health care facility offers companions to terminally ill
As I See It: Why study history?
Uncharted: A hike, a speech and a loose-meat sandwich
Vogt's Notes: We welcome letters, but watch your word count
Letter to the editor: Thiede's value to Crow Wing County
Slow down to give and receive kindness
letters to the editor
50th Wedding Anniversary
Births: Sept 2, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
September 8, 2018
Letter to the editor: A country divided - from the top down
A nation mourns, while its president goes golfing and tweeting. One of my dear family relatives recently wrote me that she felt overwhelmingly dismayed that "one man could destroy so much good." Another relative, by contrast, wrote to me that he believed one of my internet news sites,...
September 8, 2018 - 6:30am
August 3, 2018
Letter to the editor: Following the despot's heel
In his recent "As I see it: Context for history?" opinion, columnist Pete Abler raises interesting points regarding the nuances of history.
August 3, 2018 - 5:00am
July 19, 2018
Letter to the editor: False witnesses
The oath of office every incoming U.S. president takes declares, "I do solemnly swear that I will ... preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." A scriptural view of the oath is woven into the eighth of The Ten Commandments, calling for affirmation not to...
July 19, 2018 - 7:30am
July 14, 2018
Letter to the Editor: There's only one set of facts
Steve Olson certainly likes to reference words, not deeds. He said I should Google "Trump quotes that challenge constitutional laws." I did, and it gave me 2,680,000 results, not the 5,500,000 stated by Mr. Olson. If you Google the same phrase but substitute "Obama" for "Trump" you...
July 14, 2018 - 7:30am
July 6, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Response to letter writer's confusion
A letter writer recently criticized both Bob Uppgaard and myself for our separate, independently expressed assessments of President Trump's performance in office, especially of Trump's widely feared anti-stability stands on separation of powers and upholding constitutional law.
July 6, 2018 - 7:30am
June 8, 2018
Letter to the editor: Let truth be told
Truth, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. It is oddly remarkable that Echo Journal columnist Pete Abler entitles his opinion essays "As I See It," since, astoundingly, he recently declared that "truth" is "not negotiable." Truth, over the ages, has evolved. The flat-Earth...
June 8, 2018 - 7:30am
April 12, 2018
Letter to the editor: Do the jerk
Baby boomers remember it as a dance craze. Like the shing-a-ling and the boogaloo, it was real-life drama out on the dance floor, if you could dig it. Today, it's back - with a new twist. You've seen their theatrics, heard them, watched them in action, these nouveau social dance artists,...
April 12, 2018 - 7:30am
February 22, 2018
Letter to the editor: Fate of the union
In the wake of the unthinkable, unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable happening once again, this time in Parkland, Florida, the nation has once again been riveted, torn and starkly divided on defining and taking preventative actions. A student-survivor at Parkland, aspiring journalist...
February 22, 2018 - 2:30pm
December 1, 2017
Letter to the editor: Living in a perfect world
"Everybody's looking for a perfect world," proclaim the opening lyrics from the hit song by classic rockers Huey Lewis and the News. Soaring off the dreamy idealisms of the Reagan years, you can get a sense of disappointment considering where we've landed. Instead of living within...
December 1, 2017 - 8:30am
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
September 8, 2017
Letter to the editor: As he saw it: He simply got it backward - sad
Thirty years into the future, on Aug. 24, 2047, former Echo Journal columnist Pete Abler's vision came true, just not in ways he imagined in his Aug. 24, 2017, opinion article: Replacement of presidents' images atop Mount Rushmore is completed. At official ceremonies, President Donald...
September 8, 2017 - 6:30am
September 1, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Election meddling by Democrats
Mr. Olson recently referenced an article regarding President Nixon. I encourage all people to read the article so you can get the rest of the story. According to the article, President Johnson was pushing to end the Vietnam War to help Humphrey win the presidency. The South Vietnamese...
September 1, 2017 - 7:30am
August 5, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Clarifying the real issues
Responding to my recent letter, Mr. Olson says I blast out my hypocrisy painting by name-calling. I did not call anyone any name in my letter. He further says perhaps I am one who says my country right or wrong. He is wrong on both accounts. I don't know Mr. Olson, just as he does...
August 5, 2017 - 7:30am
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
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