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4-H Horse Drill Team
Wildfire smoke prompts air quality alert
Cass County Board: More money being spent on fewer veterans
Food preservation classes in August and September help gardeners keep their harvest longer
Former Viking star to lead youth football camp
Baseball: Lightning top Rebels, Steam - Nisswa advances to division title game
Ruffed, sharp-tailed grouse counts down
Patriot hoopsters take part in Heat Check Camp
Athletics: Pequot fall sports meeting scheduled
Stock Car Racing: Fletcher rebounds for win
John Christian Ostenso
Donald R. Eckmann
Donald J. Watson
John Leslie Orr
Card games: July 9-13, 2018
Access Essentia Health ER through front doors during renovations
National youth speaker to be at Crosslake church Sunday
Salmonella Sandiego outbreak in Minnesota linked to Hy-Vee's Spring Pasta Salad
3 Things for Better Health - July 16
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
As I See It: The America I believe we need
letters to the editor
Births: July 8, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: July 1, 2018
letter to the editor
Letter to the Editor: PUC should approve Line 3 project
Line 3 has operated for nearly 50 years, and Minnesota refiners count on it daily to move significant volumes of crude oil. Line 3 has maintenance challenges, yet is safely operated with reduced pressure and volume. However, the volume reductions have created challenges for Minnesota...
June 21, 2018 - 12:30pm
June 16, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Find a better loon center location
My biggest concern with the proposed National Loon Center is the location. As of now, it is next to the Pine River Dam in the Crosslake Recreation Area. This well-known campground, visited by over 200,000 visitors annually, is enjoyed for its preserved wildness and lake access. Many...
June 16, 2018 - 8:30am
June 15, 2018
Letter to the Editor: 'Fascism: A Warning' is a great read
"Fascism: A Warning," by Madeleine Albright: Everyone should read this book. It's historical and relevant to all times. It is an examination of fascism by Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state. She says: "A Fascist is someone who claims to speak for the whole...
June 15, 2018 - 7:30am
June 14, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Approve Enbridge's Line 3 project
I was very happy that administrative law Judge O'Reilly recommended replacing Enbridge's Line 3. Pipelines remain the safest way to transport crude oil, much safer than by train or by truck. If the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission really cares about keeping our communities safe,...
June 14, 2018 - 7:30am
June 7, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Excited for Pequot Lakes' splash pad
I just can't wait! Last week I picnicked with my sons, their lovely brides and my four energetic grandkids. We met at a park in St. Cloud, specifically because it had neat playground equipment, clean restrooms, picnic tables and ... a splash pad! Previously, I had no clue as to what...
June 7, 2018 - 7:30am
April 28, 2018
Letter to the Editor: May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
While we are enjoying walks through the woods and fields on beautiful spring days, we need to remember to prevent Lyme, anaplasmosis and babesiosis by checking for the very small deer ticks when you get home. Ticks know no borders and respect no boundaries. The patient's county or...
April 28, 2018 - 7:30am
April 27, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Clarification on Enbridge lobbying expenses
A recent letter on Enbridge lobbying expenses requires clarification for the benefit of your readers.
April 27, 2018 - 7:30am
April 25, 2018
Letter to the editor: Support step therapy legislation
Nearly every day I have patients who cannot get the treatments they need because of what insurers call "step therapy." For many of us, this is getting out of hand. Increasingly, this disregards the patient's needs and creates unnecessary burdens that threaten the health of Minnesotans...
April 25, 2018 - 7:30am
April 21, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Enbridge pipeline bad for environment, economy
Read Matt Doll's post on the Minnesota Environmental Partnership website detailing lobbying efforts of Enbridge Energy. I'm stunned by the quoted $5.34 million Enbridge spent to buy influence. This corporate bribery and greed circumvents property owners, Minnesotans and our due process....
April 21, 2018 - 7:30am
April 20, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Look at quality of ATV ordinance comments
The Crow Wing County ordinance change process requires a public comment period. The Crow Wing commissioners should take good note of the quality of many of these written comments and take less note of the quantity of the written comments. This is an electronic/digital communications...
April 20, 2018 - 7:30am
April 14, 2018
Letter to the editor: Support for Enbridge's Line 3 replacement project
While energy and fuel are most often cited as reasons for the Line 3 replacement project, petroleum byproducts are another critical need. I can speak to that personally. Last year my 5-year-old son had two seizures after coming home from kindergarten. When I arrived from work, the...
April 14, 2018 - 7:30am
April 13, 2018
Letter to the editor: WWIII is not a charm
Donald Trump is struggling wildly trying to keep his head above water in our White House. The floods he's battling are of his own making; he keeps blowing up dams, creating Johnstown-like floods for himself, mirroring his six bankruptcies and 3,500 lawsuits. It's his nature. The president's...
April 13, 2018 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: A lesson on the Constitution
Mr. Uppgaard from Pequot Lakes should educate himself on the history of our country and the Constitution. He would learn that first and foremost we are a constitutional republic, not a democracy. He would also learn that our founding fathers provided a means to change things if we...
April 13, 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
April 7, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Pequot Lakes council should rethink Trailside Park plans
I am among the growing number of Pequot Lakes folks who have taken a vested interest in the Pequot Lakes Trailside Park restructuring and resulting Patriot Avenue closing. Thank you, PineandLakes Echo, for highlighting the recent March 6 council meeting where local businesses spoke...
April 7, 2018 - 7:30am