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December 12, 2017
Maybe exchanging gifts isn't even a part of that. If not, great. Bake cookies, watch holiday movies, go skating, put a cute Christmas puzzle together. Just be with your family. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Cheesehead Chatter: Don't stress about Christmas
December 12, 2017 - 6:00am
December 10, 2017
Jessie Veeder, Coming Home columnist
Enjoy Momma's mouth-watering fudge recipe
December 10, 2017 - 9:56am
December 9, 2017
The Last Windrow: The story of Clausey Sands
December 9, 2017 - 6:30am
December 8, 2017
Opinion: A snapshot does not tell the whole story
December 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
The trains afforded endless hours of winter delight. We fashioned a mountain with a tunnel out of papier-mache, constructed little cardboard and balsa wood buildings, strung telephone and power lines of thread between Tinkertoy poles, and stacked piles of Lincoln Logs adjacent to the railroad siding. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: Enchanting place
December 8, 2017 - 8:00am
December 2, 2017
 I'm more of a touchy-feely type shopper. My favorite kind of Christmas shopping happens on the streets of Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Crosslake and Pine River. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Vogt's Notes: Remember your hometown merchants this holiday season
December 2, 2017 - 10:00am
Now, in opposition to the big-box Black Friday promotions, we have Shop Small Saturday. In an effort to keep small businesses afloat, someone came up with the idea of turning the attention of the over-saturated consumer to spend a little cash at a local mom and pop business. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: Here's a good idea: Shop small
December 2, 2017 - 8:00am
December 1, 2017
As I See It: Morality is not ambiguous
December 1, 2017 - 7:30am
November 28, 2017
Mayor's Notebook: Crosslake is buzzing
November 28, 2017 - 8:30am
November 27, 2017
Patriot Perspective: Oh, and by the way, thank you
November 27, 2017 - 6:30am
November 26, 2017
Library to sponsor Santa's Bobbin' into Town events Dec. 9
November 26, 2017 - 4:30am
November 23, 2017
Grabbed the Model 1897 Winchester 12 gauge pump shotgun and a handful of #5 shot shells. Heard rooster pheasants cackling along the heavily weeded creek bottom. Accompanied by our rat terrier, Mitsy. She loves to hunt with me. PineandLakes.com Illustration.
The Last Windrow: A Thanksgiving Day on the farm
November 23, 2017 - 8:00am
Tomorrow is special because it is the first day of the year where I don't mind Christmas things being shoved down my throat. My problem is the "Christmas season" starts a little earlier every year. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Danecdotes: Christmas season can, and should, start now
November 23, 2017 - 7:00am
I can truly say, "Thank you, God, for everything." PineandLakes.com Illustration
From the Lefthand Corner: Thanksgiving Day is every day
November 23, 2017 - 6:30am
November 22, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Gratitude list
November 22, 2017 - 4:30am