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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Cass County Board: Despite area trends, STS program thriving in Cass
Cass County Board: Public awareness campaign on voting rolled out
Cities and counties invited to apply for 2018 innovation funding
Cass County Board: Changes approved for land reclassification
Cass County Sheriff's Corner: Closing the books on a busy 2017
Boys basketball: Patriots top Aitkin, lose to Cathedral
Girls basketball: Tigers fall to Clearbrook
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Jan. 17, 2018
Boys basketball: Tigers win two, fall to Red Lake in OT
Girls basketball: Patriots down Staples-Motley - fall to Roseau, Thief River Falls
Dean Curtis Fletcher
Women's health, wellness event scheduled in Brainerd
Does Champagne have to have bubbles?
3 things for better health - Jan. 15
Pick a sustainable plan to weight-loss and better health
Want to avoid long term chronic diseases & have a healthier lifestyle?
Up North with Leroy - Jan. 16
Opinion: Medicare part D - What President Trump must do
We're lucky to live in a small community
Cheesehead Chatter: It's illegal to do what?
The Last Windrow: Times and technology have changed
letters to the editor
Brogle Family 5
Elmer and Val Stephan
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: Dec. 17, 2017
Bailey Wachholz-Luke Landecker
November 19, 2017
Cheesehead Chatter: Motivation leads to success
I started my New Year's resolution a little early this year. Last week I got a gym membership. I used to be an avid runner, but lately I haven't...
November 19, 2017 - 8:00am
November 17, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Can we talk about mass shootings yet?
Mr. Trump, you're right. Let's delay discussions about reducing frequent mass shootings unique to the United States and killing of 26 in Texas; it's too early after this white (probably Christian) terrorism. But can we start discussions now about violence and guns after Sandy Hook,...
November 17, 2017 - 7:30am
November 11, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: A lovely land
On a recent road trip out to Washington State and British Columbia, I found myself astonished by the beauty and variety of our continent. Not...
November 11, 2017 - 3:30am
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
Letter to the Editor: 'We the people' not 'We the corporations'
Members of Brainerd Lakes Move to Amend conducted October listening sessions with area residents. Here are the results:
November 10, 2017 - 5:30am
Letter to the editor: Suppression of speech in Manhattan Beach
Toward the end of last month's city meeting, council member Janis Allen loudly complained about public comment protocol. She bemoaned the fact that council members cannot argue with the speakers and claimed that public comments are "sometimes not true." I agree with the first part,...
November 10, 2017 - 4:30am
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
October 27, 2017
Letter to the Editor: A burning question
Why is it that I and so many others are supposed to be understanding and sensitive to the feelings of those who want to tear down Confederate flags and to remove monuments to Confederate war heroes, while at the same time we are asked to accept the actions of those who sit, kneel...
October 27, 2017 - 8:30am
October 26, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Tar sands oil not needed
French bank BNP Parabus recently joined other international lenders such as Dutch bank ING and the Royal Bank of Scotland in shutting down any investments in Canadian tar sands oil. Meanwhile, at least seven major oil producers, including Royal Dutch Shell, Marathon, Statoil and even...
October 26, 2017 - 6:30am
October 21, 2017
Letter to the editor: Letter filled with innuendos, half-truths
I want to thank A. Martin for the recent letter. Of course, I have no idea the party affiliation he has. Certainly not Republican and certainly not a conservative. Perhaps he is a Democrat, a Socialist or a Communist. One thing for certain is in his most recent rambling letter he...
October 21, 2017 - 6:30am