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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
MnDOT training program at Camp Ripley to prepare snowplow operators for winter
Flu vaccination clinics available for eligible veterans across central Minnesota
SWCD offers free forest management seminar for landowners
Brainerd breaks record Sunday with 86-degree temp
Airport marketing team to meet
Area Girls Tennis: Patriots, Pioneers score victories
Area Girls Tennis: Pequot Lakes dominates Mid-State Tournament
Area Volleyball: PR-B Tigers win Neprud Tournament at C-I
Fashion-forward feathered friend
Terry L. Alholm
Shirley J. Englin
Victory "Vickie" Brogger
Philip E. Peterson
Dr. Rudd B. Thabes
A Matter of Balance: Reducing risk of falling
Chef's Hat: Cooking in cast iron cookware
Fall for apples
3 things for better health - Sept. 17
Faith: A husband's nightmare
The Last Windrow: Pheasant hunt memories remain crystal clear
Sheriff's Corner: Cass County utilizes new warning notification system
The Cracker Barrel: 'The Giving Tree'
Pete's Point: New publication covered northern communities 35 years ago
Letter to the editor: Time for a change
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 16, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: 'The Giving Tree'
Strange, how an object can conjure up old memories. You see it half-concealed beneath a patina of dust and cobwebs, lift it up, wipe it off,...
September 16, 2018 - 10:00am
September 3, 2018
Danecdotes: Music can have a strange effect
A lot of things can trigger your brain in odd ways, whether it's a smell, a line from a movie or a familiar face. Lately, I have been noticing...
September 3, 2018 - 6:00am
August 31, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: Thoughts about learning
Last week our oldest grandchild set off for college. We hugged him, told him how proud he makes us and wished him well. In the days since he left, I've been thinking a lot about the act of learning. There are many notions of how best to help a person learn. For many years, the dominant...
August 31, 2018 - 7:30am
August 30, 2018
The Last Windrow: Reflections on the last week in August
What do you do with the last week of August? Summer is pretty well spent and this is a time for deep thought. I hear the cicadas calling from the deep woods. I see squirrels burying acorns beneath the earth. The rose-breasted grosbeaks have left our bird feeders. There is something...
August 30, 2018 - 8:30am
August 17, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: The meteors of August
You've heard all about it by now: the Perseids are coming. Summer's meteoric light show, visible especially to northerners, the Perseids begin...
August 17, 2018 - 7:30am
August 6, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: Josie's Cafe
On a recent trip to the little town in Illinois where I grew up, a particular building caught my eye and triggered a cascade of boyhood memories. Situated in the center of town, across Main Street from the train station, the building is built of red brick and once housed two places...
August 6, 2018 - 10:00am
August 4, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Comparing congressional candidates: It comes up Radinovich
For a lot of crazy reasons, our 8th District congressional campaign has been pushed to a back burner by the media the last couple months. The craziness started with our respective Republican and DFL conventions, compounded by the following craziness in switching offices to run for,...
August 4, 2018 - 11:00am
The Last Windrow: It's high time for summer camping trip
I knew it was coming. The low level "hint" that we go camping before the summer is over. I just heard it this morning while enjoying coffee on the back deck, watching the rose-breasted grosbeaks shelling sunflower seeds from the now dysfunctional bird feeder. The dysfunction caused...
August 4, 2018 - 10:00am
August 3, 2018
Mayor's Notebook: Mayor explains importance of downtown improvements
The job of a leader is to listen. When you elected me for the first time, back in 2008, the highway route was an open question dividing our town....
August 3, 2018 - 8:00am
July 24, 2018
Grim's Tales: Hail to a bumper year for wild fruit
This is a bumper year for wild fruit. Never in my life have I seen the juneberries as abundant as they are right now. Usually the trees are...
July 24, 2018 - 6:30am
July 22, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: Sweet summertime
There's something about the textures of summer that makes you remember the days of your youth. The trickle of sweat running down your side, the...
July 22, 2018 - 8:00am
From the Lefthand Corner: Big Trump and little Trump - Panderers both
Both President Trump and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty have shown us, much too vividly, how candidates for political office can pander their way to election. In Echoland, we've been "blessed," or some of us would say "afflicted," with two years of a president who will say anything to get...
July 22, 2018 - 6:30am
July 20, 2018
The Last Windrow: How did we survive with no warning labels?
"Be sure to put the shields in place on the power takeoff." Those were the warning words from my farm father as I hooked up the hay baler many...
July 20, 2018 - 8:30am
July 15, 2018
The Last Windrow: Life lessons learned on the farm
I learned certain things on that small Iowa farm that ensured I would reach the mellow age that I have now come to. Things that I did not learn...
July 15, 2018 - 8:30am
July 13, 2018
Cheesehead Chatter: Farewell to Echoland
By the time this column makes it to readers, I'll be working my last couple days at the PineandLakes Echo Journal. After a lot of deliberation,...
July 13, 2018 - 8:30am