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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Police Blotter - July 21, 2018
Applications for school safety grants open Aug. 29
Horseback rider injured in Pillsbury State Forest
DFL House candidates to debate in Brainerd
Rollover injures Little Falls man: Alcohol believed to be factor in crash
Golf Results - July 19, 2018
PL fall sign-up meeting Aug. 6
Danecdotes: North Stars seeking mentor families for young athletes
Baseball: Lightning top Rebels, Steam - Nisswa advances to division title game
Ruffed, sharp-tailed grouse counts down
John Christian Ostenso
Donald R. Eckmann
Donald J. Watson
John Leslie Orr
There's still plenty of planting season left
Card games: July 9-13, 2018
Southern Minnesota jet charter company flies stranded family home from Costa Rica
Access Essentia Health ER through front doors during renovations
National youth speaker to be at Crosslake church Sunday
Guest Column: Wisdom of the Plain Old Toastmaster
The Last Windrow: How did we survive with no warning labels?
Letter to the editor: Give people a chance to be resilient
Kindness can save lives
Letter to the editor: False witnesses
letters to the editor
Births: July 8, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: July 1, 2018
June 17, 2018
Fathers know best - sometimes (maybe)
Margo Fortune was lucky to have the father she did because the thought of her late dad makes her smile and what he told her stuck with her—even...
June 17, 2018 - 6:00am
May 13, 2018
A mother's love: Celebrating moms on Mother's Day
Mom was right. Then again, Mother was always right even—she'd be the first to say—when her kids often believe she was wrong or just...
May 13, 2018 - 6:00am
April 30, 2018
Crow Wing Energized: Parenting with Consistency
Consistency is one of the most important parenting skills we can learn. It's also one of the hardest skills to master. Young children learn by...
April 30, 2018 - 11:00am
April 3, 2018
Despite faults, Facebook helps recall my kids' childhood
FARGO — Facebook has been in the news a lot lately, and not for good reasons. The recent revelations about the Cambridge Analytica data...
April 3, 2018 - 7:40am
March 27, 2018
Do you miss the life you had before kids?
MOORHEAD, Minn. — "Do you ever, you know, miss the life you had before you had children?" I could almost hear the question being whispered...
March 27, 2018 - 8:15am
March 18, 2018
A place to call home: Central Minn. parents open their arms to children with special needs
SOLWAY, Minn.—Eleven years ago, Kent and Shantel Dudley adopted a child no one else would. Five-year old Travis had severe neurological...
March 18, 2018 - 8:18am
February 13, 2018
I'm glad my daughter has an older brother -- here's why
FARGO — Nearly five years ago I found out I was expecting my son, and I was a little nervous. After growing up with two sisters, I assumed...
February 13, 2018 - 11:00am
February 6, 2018
No 'mom guilt,' but 'wife guilt' aplenty
FARGO — I hear a lot about "mom guilt." It's the feeling that we're somehow not good enough for our kids or not doing enough for them....
February 6, 2018 - 8:30am
January 8, 2018
Experts concerned over kids posting 'digital self-harm' on social media
While much attention has been given to steering kids away from using social media to bully others, a recent study has found that some teens...
January 8, 2018 - 7:00am
December 26, 2017
Home for the holidays: How to keep kids entertained
Now that Christmas is over, parents are breathing a sign of relief and looking forward to getting back to a normal routine. Except that won't...
December 26, 2017 - 6:53am
September 14, 2017
Heads up: The hottest way to treat lice catches on in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS — It was the first day of school, and Mallory, a Twin Cities teacher, had a problem. A lice problem. Because of it, she couldn't go to work.
September 14, 2017 - 10:07pm
September 5, 2017
Parenting pro tips from a sort-of expert
They say it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at something. My daughter just turned 4, which means I've been a parent for more than 35,000...
September 5, 2017 - 9:43am
August 29, 2017
Less bickering, more bonding: How to help siblings get along
This summer, Amy Wilson bought a bunch of sporting equipment and left it casually on the lawn, hoping her children would create great summer...
August 29, 2017 - 12:27pm
May 22, 2017
What no one warns you about parenting
FARGO — I stared at the survey question, not sure I dared answer with the truth. "What part of parenting did no one warn you about?" it...
May 22, 2017 - 2:00pm
May 19, 2017
Guest Editorial: Closing state opportunity gaps requires more resources for children
Minnesota's opportunity gap is the worst in the nation. Quality home visiting programs and early education are proven to be among the best ways to support strong early development. As the Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Paul Gazelka has a unique role to play in eliminating the opportunity...
May 19, 2017 - 5:30am