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Pequot hosts open house on Rasmussen Road improvements
Crow Wing County road maintenance continues this week
Open house set on Rasmussen Road improvements
Agendas - Nov. 18
Sheriff-elect names chief deputy: 'We complement each other'
Volleyball: 8th-grade Patriots first Pacesetter tourney
Women's College Hockey: Face-Off Classic Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Brainerd
Area Girls Hockey: Abear nets game-winner in Lightning victory
Girls Basketball: Lane signs to play for Fighting Hawks.
Patricia Ann Bourassa
Russell Jon "Jack" Anderson
John L. Holder
3 things for better health
Faith: Where did the chickadees go?
They had an idea. Now, they're wondering if it will work. An innovative community, collaborative project is tackling childhood trauma.
Senior Menus: Nov. 19-23, 2018
Card games: Nov. 5-9, 2018
Wealth Column: Why new tax laws could change your 2018 tax filing
Letter to the editor: Thanks, Pequot Lakes, for your votes
As I See It: The fallacy of 'choice'
The Last Windrow: 'The Second Week of Deer Hunting'
Letter to the editor: This is a new dawn
letters to the editor
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
As I See It
November 17, 2018
As I See It: The fallacy of 'choice'
When does human life begin? This is a question that far too many people don't want to consider, much less answer. In most states it appears the legal or accepted answer is "at birth." But legality and acceptability aside, viability of the baby happens weeks or months prior to the...
November 17, 2018 - 7:30am
November 4, 2018
As I See It: Of this and that
I seldom agree with Don Bye, the Echo's more liberal columnist, but I'm forced to this week. Undoubtedly, there is too much money in politics. This has almost always been the case and I don't know a constitutional way to change it. I don't want to live with it. But as long as we keep...
November 4, 2018 - 9:30am
October 21, 2018
As I See It: So now what?
I'm fairly certain I've used this headline before. An old friend used to ask this question when we had reached a logical end to our discussions without really solving anything or having a good conclusion. That's exactly where I believe we are today. A few weeks ago we witnessed politics...
October 21, 2018 - 8:30am
October 5, 2018
As I See It: He said; she said
Once I got to be a supervisor in the Air Force, I reluctantly became very familiar with these situations. Whether they involved he said-she said, or he said-he said, or she said-she said, it was virtually impossible to discover the truth unless there were reliable disinterested witnesses....
October 5, 2018 - 7:30am
September 23, 2018
As I See It: Why study history?
That's a really significant question for this day and age. I read a couple of statistics a bit ago that left my head spinning. Forty percent of our youth (sorry, can't narrow that down any further) do not believe that American Indians existed. More and more people - for political...
September 23, 2018 - 7:30am
September 7, 2018
As I See It: Teachers matter too
To quote a recent St. Paul Pioneer Press article reprinted in the Brainerd Dispatch, "Minnesota has one of the nation's largest achievement gaps. ... Students of color, those who are learning English and students who have special needs or come from low-income families routinely struggle...
September 7, 2018 - 7:30am
August 25, 2018
As I See It: What are we teaching our children?
I'm not going to start this column by praising President Trump. I'm going to start it by asking some pointed questions about how we are reacting to his rhetoric and behavior. For perspective, I have been comparing how I was as a parent to how I am now as a grandparent. As a parent,...
August 25, 2018 - 7:30am
August 11, 2018
As I See It: Burning questions
How can a reasonably educated person make a statement like the one in a letter published a few weeks ago that asserts the United States just fell apart when we "allowed" President Trump to be inaugurated? I don't think there's much choice of who gets inaugurated once an election is...
August 11, 2018 - 8:30am
July 27, 2018
As I See It: Context for history?
The Brainerd Dispatch recently reprinted an opinion column that originally appeared in the Grand Forks Herald. This column supported a city in...
July 27, 2018 - 7:30am
July 16, 2018
As I See It: The America I believe we need
Without the "every critical word is directed at our current president approach" of Don Bye's column from last week, I offer a few comments and corrections. We are not in danger of sliding toward another Sodom and Gomorrah. We've been there since the start of the 20th century and have...
July 16, 2018 - 7:30am
July 1, 2018
As I See It: Let's think about immigration
Suppose next Tuesday evening about suppertime as you are sitting down to eat, there's a knock on the door. You go to the door wondering who it might be, and when you open it a man, woman and three children and some meager belongings sort of push their way into your house. As you try...
July 1, 2018 - 7:30am
June 15, 2018
As I See It: The nature of truth
Sometimes my brain just bleeds when some people don't appear to think really hard about words and what they really mean. Take the word "truth," for instance. It's a wonderful word that is so simple it is often misunderstood or misinterpreted by nearly everyone.
June 15, 2018 - 9:30am
June 4, 2018
As I See It: Things I wish people knew
No matter how closely you tailgate me, it's not going to make the car in front of me go any faster. And if there isn't a car in front of me, it's still not going to make me go any faster. Every car manufactured in the United States since I started driving comes with turn signals....
June 4, 2018 - 7:30am
May 20, 2018
As I See It: 'A hundred million miracles'
According to the lyrics from the song with this title, a hundred million miracles are happening every day. The song goes on, "And those who say they don't agree are those who do not hear or see."
May 20, 2018 - 8:30am
May 6, 2018
As I See It: Thanks, Mom
Some Christian churches' liturgical seasons include a number of holy days, feasts and solemnities that celebrate Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, saints and important events. Here in the United States, one equivalent celebration - in what I would term a spirit of secular sanctity...
May 6, 2018 - 7:30am