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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Governor candidate debate set Friday at Grand View Lodge
Crow Wing County Board: County leases Pequot Lakes fire tower for repairs
People for Pequot - Nonprofit group forms 'for betterment of Pequot Lakes'
County updates vote counts in sheriff's race: Results unchanged
Election 2018: Pequot Lakes will have new mayor; area city, school board races listed
Apply by Aug. 17 for Camp Ripley archery hunts
College Softball: CLC offering fall league
Area Golf News: Legacy leaderboard crowded
Pine River-Backus cancels varsity football season
Racing: Roe reflects on key events while general manager at BIR
Wayne "Wheaties" Wallin
Arnold C. Guttormson
Nicolaus (Nic) H. Anderson
James Isaac Albie
Shirley M. Bartes
Why hiker's rash happens, and how to make it less likely
Go beyond tomatoes with fresh salsas
Breaded pork tenderloin sandwich: Someone serve ASAP
3 things for better health
Letter to the editor: Blessed to live in Pequot Lakes
Serving as mayor has been a privilege
Vogt's Notes: Celebrate summer with us at an old-fashioned picnic Aug. 15
Commentary: Old tractor was more than a 'thing'
Letter to the editor: Put new spending up for a vote
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Bill & Mary Crosby
Births: Aug. 7, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
August 6, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: Josie's Cafe
On a recent trip to the little town in Illinois where I grew up, a particular building caught my eye and triggered a cascade of boyhood memories. Situated in the center of town, across Main Street from the train station, the building is built of red brick and once housed two places...
August 6, 2018 - 10:00am
July 22, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: Sweet summertime
There's something about the textures of summer that makes you remember the days of your youth. The trickle of sweat running down your side, the...
July 22, 2018 - 8:00am
July 6, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: Boyhood Fourth
What follows is a chapter of my newest book, "Looking Back," to be published in early August. Back in the 1950s, summer unfolded slowly and seemed...
July 6, 2018 - 8:30am
June 24, 2018
Cracker Barrel: Grandma and the treats
When I was a young boy living in Chicago, my mom and I often spent time at Grandpa's summer cottage some 50 miles north of the city. Dad was gone overseas fighting some fellow named Hitler, and Mom had to work during the week to make ends meet, but on weekends, if we had enough gas...
June 24, 2018 - 6:00am
June 12, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: Pinchot: 'The father of American forestry'
Trying to get Americans to agree on any given topic is like trying to form an orderly herd of cats or frogs or wood ticks. It's just not gonna happen - or if it does, it won't stay that way for long. Given that fact, I think it's nearly miraculous that our citizenry and its leaders...
June 12, 2018 - 7:30am
May 27, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: Secrets from down under
By now you've probably heard something about Peter Wohlleben and his amazing book, "The Hidden Life of Trees." In case you haven't, read on. Wohlleben, a German forester of many years experience, has topped best-seller lists with his contention that our commonly held understanding...
May 27, 2018 - 7:30am
May 13, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: Playing with words
As we all know, life's not easy. Sometimes winter lasts much too long and treats us much too harshly. Given that fact, it may be childish to turn away from hurtful memories and choose, instead, to immerse your cranium in siliceous granules (put your head in the sand), but what the...
May 13, 2018 - 7:30am
April 27, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: In praise of instinct
Each year I find myself paying more attention to things I used to take for granted, and at the same time losing interest in certain notions I once found fascinating. There was a time, for instance, when I thought man's reasoning power was the greatest force in the universe. Now, whenever...
April 27, 2018 - 8:30am
April 22, 2018
Cracker Barrel: Classical insights
Every so often, when the events of modern-day life threaten to shrivel my soul, I find refuge in reading the words of thoughtful people from earlier times. One of those people was Marcus Aurelius, ruler of Rome from 161 to 180 A.D. and known as the last of the Five Good Emperors....
April 22, 2018 - 8:30am
April 1, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: A big place
Everybody knows the universe is a big place. What's hard to grasp is how big. A few years ago I bought my wife a telescope for Christmas, figuring she could check out the moon and a few planets and get a fix on a star or two and help fill in some of the gaping holes in our understanding...
April 1, 2018 - 7:30am
March 18, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: The most popular hobby
Now that the calendar shows us that spring is right around the corner, it seems fitting to offer some thoughts about America's most popular hobby:...
March 18, 2018 - 8:30am
March 3, 2018
Today's youth may be suffering a serious disconnect from nature, thanks in part to the proliferation of electronic substitutes for the real thing. TV shows, computer games, PlayStations and smartphones all conspire to keep us dissociated from the world around us, forming a sort of...
March 3, 2018 - 7:30am
February 18, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: Feeding the birds
Like millions of other Americans, my wife and I enjoy feeding birds. Given the fact that we live in the woods and have accidentally also found...
February 18, 2018 - 9:00am
February 3, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: A wild idea
"What if the United States had a plan to protect all of its wildlife, to give animals the space they need to survive and thrive? What would that...
February 3, 2018 - 8:30am
January 18, 2018
Cracker Barrel: An amazing place
Last month we took our granddaughter Grace down to the Guthrie Theater to see their 43rd annual production of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." On...
January 18, 2018 - 8:00am