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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
PR-B students inspired on MLK Day
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
Alpine Ski: McGuire takes 10th at Giants Ridge
Dance: Revolution second at C-I, Team takes 5ith in jazz, 8th in kick at Rocori
Road Crew split 4 matches at Moorhead - Urseth, Dahl compile 7-0 record over weekend
Boys Hockey: Lightning tops Sauk Rapids in OT, falls to Pine City 9-2
Girls hockey: Lightning fall to Red Wing
Alice L. Hallgren
DeLores E. Arrigoni
Danyele Marie Johnson (Otey)
Anthony "Tony" Carl Ramirez
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?
Cracker Barrel: An amazing place
Letter to the editor: 'Fire and Fury' tells inside story of Oval Office in chaos
Up North with Leroy - Jan. 16
Opinion: Medicare part D - What President Trump must do
We're lucky to live in a small community
letters to the editor
Brogle Family 5
Elmer and Val Stephan
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: Dec. 17, 2017
Bailey Wachholz-Luke Landecker
letter to the editor
January 5, 2018
Letter to the editor: Grow up
To everyone who has nothing positive to say about President Trump - here are some of his accomplishments (11 months): Illegal immigration down 70 percent; consumer confidence at 125.6, highest since 2000; mortgage applications/new homes, seven-year high; took us out of TPP; pulled...
January 5, 2018 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: The art of selective memory
"The Mirror Has Two Faces" was the insightful title for a movie, suggesting people sometimes see only what they want to see in themselves. Playbacks, as well, can have more than one voice: what people remember themselves saying, or not saying, versus what they actually said.
January 5, 2018 - 7:30am
January 4, 2018
Letter to the editor: Tax reduction
Congress passed a tax reduction bill that will in large part reduce taxes for most people. I would have preferred cuts in spending to go along with this. Naturally, there were no Democrats/liberals who voted for a reduction in taxes. They continue to be obstructionist on anything...
January 4, 2018 - 7:30am
December 21, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to a good samaritan
Thank you to the nice gentleman who stopped to assist my children and I on Friday night, Dec. 8. A piece of cardboard had become lodged underneath my car as I was leaving town, and as I approached Landis+Gyr I noticed sparks behind my car! I stopped and removed the burning cardboard...
December 21, 2017 - 7:30am
December 15, 2017
Letter to the editor: Money and politics
Thanks to Dale Probasco for his response to my recent letter re: Move to Amend. The wording of the proposed amendment speaks for itself. HJF48 states that constitutional rights apply to natural persons only, not artificial entities (such as corporations or unions). It also directs...
December 15, 2017 - 7:30am
Letter to the editor: U.S. flag reminder
I remember that it wasn't too long ago that our mayor wrote an article about taking pride in our city by keeping up lawns and cleaning up junk around our homes. It is this same line of thinking that I would like to remind those businesses and our city to pay the respect due to our...
December 15, 2017 - 6:30am
December 14, 2017
Letter to the editor: Losing Laposky is huge loss
I walk around the house mumbling "unbelievable!" Dr. Laposky dropped by Essentia like a used bandage into an incinerator. Fired, not for a crime or malpractice, but for his opinion. Shades of a medieval (medical) inquisition. Burnt for a conviction. How many times have we heard, "Who...
December 14, 2017 - 7:30am
Letter to the editor: The old lamplighter
Back in the mid-1940s, a song came out at Christmastime titled "The Old Lamplighter." It has been a favorite of mine ever since. Back in the days before electric street lights, there were street lights that had to be lit each night. And so the song goes: "He made the night a little...
December 14, 2017 - 5:30am
December 8, 2017
Letter to the editor: PR-B volleyball supporters appreciated
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the supporters of PR-B volleyball. We had the awesome opportunity to win the 2017 Section 5A championship match, which allowed us to compete in the 2017 Minnesota State Volleyball Tournament in November. It was a wonderful experience...
December 8, 2017 - 7:30am
December 7, 2017
Letter to the editor: Mandatory flu shot policy is wrong
Regarding the Nov. 30 story, "Essentia adds flu to mandatory vaccines; longtime Pine River doctor refuses flu shot, is let go - by Travis Grimler, Echo Journal staff writer: I am a very healthy 94-year-old retired dentist. My March 2017 physical at Essentia Health in Crosslake stressed...
December 7, 2017 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Morality vs. the most loving action
In the Nov. 30 Echo, Mr. Peter Abler reaffirms "Morality is not ambiguous." His defense is thorough and honest in response to my letter to the editor (Nov. 23) challenging some of his convictions and assumptions. We do disagree on the nature of morality. While I generally uphold the...
December 7, 2017 - 7:30am
December 2, 2017
Letter to the editor: Thanks for community support
The Patriot softball and tennis teams would like to thank Pequot Lakes Supervalu and our community for their generous support during our recent fundraiser before the Thanksgiving holiday. We really appreciate it! Coaches Bret and Monica Sergent, Players and parents
December 2, 2017 - 7:30am
November 30, 2017
Letter to the editor: Time to howl
We once had a German shepherd named Nicky. Whenever she heard a siren of any type, she would immediately go down on her haunches, nose pointed into the air, and let out the most mournful howl because the siren's noise hurt her ears. Sometimes I feel like doing the same with the never-ending...
November 30, 2017 - 9:30am
November 24, 2017
Letter to the editor: Response to 'Whither goest morality?'
In the Nov. 16 "As I See It" column titled "Whither goest morality," Pete Abler makes an important plea for upholding the influence of religion, especially Christianity, in our culture. I applaud his warning that morality and "cultural norms or boundaries" are threatened by those...
November 24, 2017 - 7:30am
Letter to the editor: Tone down CWD talk
For all of the dire predictions we've seen recently about chronic wasting disease from the Department of Natural Resources and others, isn't it ironic that the DNR now predicts hunting season will be great? In fact, we shouldn't expect CWD to have much of an effect long term on deer...
November 24, 2017 - 6:30am