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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Cass County Board: New maps show conflict in land ownership
Volunteers, donations needed for Parade of Trees event
Experienced watchdog journalist hired to cover Minnesota government for Forum News Service
Cass County 4-H youth exhibit their best at State Fair
RainbowRoad club provides safe space for lakes area LGBTQ youths
Area Volleyball: Patriots blank Cardinals
Danecdotes: Vikings' tie was rough, but bright spots abound
Tennis: Patriots take Mid-State crown
Football: Patriots fall to Perham 34-32
Cross Country: Patriot girls 16th, boys 18th
Joanne Kay Miller
Victory "Vickie" Brogger
Dr. Rudd B. Thabes
Wilma A. Gehrls
Judith K. Lapke
Grace UMC to host tailgate party Friday
Red Wine Garden Tomato Sauce makes good use of abundant ingredient
A Matter of Balance: Reducing risk of falling
Chef's Hat: Cooking in cast iron cookware
Fall for apples
Letter to the editor: Here's the big deal about marijuana use
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
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
June 29, 2018
Commentary: Front-row seats for the cycle of life
ONTARIO'S QUETICO PROVINCIAL PARK — Evening comes slipping over the land. On our island camp here in this million-acre canoe-country wilderness,...
June 29, 2018 - 10:56am
June 15, 2018
Becoming dog -- a work in progress
The yellow dog and I were off on a two-hour jaunt in the woods the other day. She would lark ahead, following the trail and her nose. At intervals,...
June 15, 2018 - 7:30am
June 1, 2018
Commentary: Packing up, and pondering what might lie ahead
DULUTH — I spend isolated moments of each day now anticipating an upcoming adventure. Six of us — trail-tested friends — will...
June 1, 2018 - 6:03am
May 11, 2018
Sam Cook column: No rest for life in canoe country
ELY — The two painted turtles were sunning atop a bald rock that had been jutting out of Little Gabbro Lake for about 10,000 years. Except...
May 11, 2018 - 6:00am
April 26, 2018
The trout don't know how lucky they are
Well, we're not headed up to the canoe country to go lake trout fishing this spring. Or so it appears. The ice has us. Four of us make the trip...
April 26, 2018 - 5:11pm
April 22, 2018
Sam Cook: Heading down a new trail with plenty of old friends
I visited my friend Jeff Rennicke's writing studio in Bayfield years ago. It was a simple room, bare of most distractions, but on the wall above...
April 22, 2018 - 6:00am
Sam Cook paddles into retirement: After 38 years as the Duluth News Tribune’s outdoors writer, Cook hangs up his notebook
DULUTH — After 38 years as the Duluth News Tribune's outdoors writer, Sam Cook is retiring Friday, April 27, to pursue, well, pretty much...
April 22, 2018 - 5:55am
April 13, 2018
On a shelf, long forgotten, a lifetime's worth of goals
The manila file folder was stuck in alongside some of my old trip journals on a bookshelf. "What's this?" I thought. I pulled it out and opened it up the other day. Inside were, among other things, a couple of sheets of notebook paper with my handwriting on them. "Exercise No. 9,"...
April 13, 2018 - 6:00am
April 6, 2018
Stopping in the woods on a crunchy morning
The previous day's moderate thaw is history. I stride along a refrozen trail at dawn. My ice cleats, stretched over a pair of running shoes,...
April 6, 2018 - 6:32am
March 25, 2018
Last rites for loyal Lake Superior 'loopers
DULUTH — So. It's over. The popular Kamloops rainbow trout stocking program on Minnesota's North Shore has been discontinued, Minnesota...
March 25, 2018 - 6:15am
March 23, 2018
Rare lynx sighting highlights a day on the ice
SAGANAGA LAKE, GUNFLINT TRAIL — We must have noticed the animal at about the same time. Two of us were riding two-up on a snowmobile, heading back to our cabin last weekend after a day of lake trout fishing. The late-afternoon sun was bathing a bay on the U.S. side of Saganaga...
March 23, 2018 - 6:37am
February 25, 2018
Unexpected Olympic moments up a frozen river
DULUTH—I put my snowshoes on quickly and dropped into the river valley. Down here, the wind couldn't find me. Snow swirled into the river...
February 25, 2018 - 6:08am
February 22, 2018
We must admit it: This is who we are
On the way to work last week, two days after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., I listened to a newscast in which a sobbing father lamented...
February 22, 2018 - 7:59pm
February 11, 2018
Changing landscapes: When a hunting or fishing territory slips away
An angler I know was talking about a lake where he used to fish. Crappies, as I recall. Somewhere near Bemidji. "But then the college kids found...
February 11, 2018 - 7:40am
December 24, 2017
Meditation on ice: Waiting for crappies to bite
The morning's first grudging light had just begun to slip over the land as our train of anglers ventured forth. Four of us, well-Thinsulated...
December 24, 2017 - 7:38am