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Sheriff-elect names chief deputy: 'We complement each other'
Police Blotter - Nov. 17, 2018
Nisswa gains viewers' choice for Minnesota's best small town
Crash on Highway 6 injures both drivers
Rear-end Baxter crash injures driver and 12-year-old passenger
Area Girls Hockey: Abear nets game-winner in Lightning victory
Girls Basketball: Lane signs to play for Fighting Hawks.
Junior Hockey: Wisconsin sweeps North Stars
Volleyball: PR-B's Wynn all-state. Tigers earn academic honors
Russell Jon "Jack" Anderson
John L. Holder
Bernice A. Otterson
Rockne D. Anderson
Card games: Nov. 5-9, 2018
Essentia Health offers way to quit smoking for better health
Chef's Hat: Don't forget about those tried-and-true recipes
Faith: Keep God in your life
Senior Menus: Nov. 12-16, 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
November 4, 2018
Letter to the editor: Radinovich deserves our vote
Outside money pouring into Minnesota from unidentified sources focused on one thing. They want all Democratic candidates defeated. The biggest victim of this outside money bombardment in this area is our own Joe Radinovich. Dozens of times every day he is bombarded with repetitive...
November 4, 2018 - 2:30pm
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 27, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Beware of ever-increasing influx of money into politics
I didn't realize until last week that I'm a buddy of a Randy Johnson, and I doubt he'll ever know me. Counterpart is probably a better word. Mr. Johnson refers to his 50 years of voting Republican and being a Republican activist for over 50 years. I'll match with straight DFL voting...
October 27, 2018 - 7:30am
October 15, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Women unite - at the ballot box
If women unite in increasing numbers and voting percentage over the next month, we will have better government in 2019. If the recent debacle over the selection of Justice Kavanaugh and rightward turning of our U.S. Supreme Court leave enough women angry, bitter and in a mood to do...
October 15, 2018 - 7:30am
September 30, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: It's better to be good than great
It is "gooder" to have and be happy with all that we have than to ever be striving for some unrealistic and unachievable state of "greatness" built on greed. I'd rather have in Echoland, our state and nation a society that is satisfied with being good to self and others and that is...
September 30, 2018 - 9:30am
September 1, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Our not-so-charitable gambling
A headline in a Minneapolis newspaper recently read, "Charitable gambling in state soars past $2B." It makes it sound like a favorable accomplishment, a growth industry. I don't think our forefathers gave it much thought, and neither did we until a few decades ago. As with many issues,...
September 1, 2018 - 7:30am
August 18, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Was Tuesday's vote an aberration or a trend?
By the time you read this, our 2018 primary election will be a little bit of history. If early and mail-in ballots are any indication, more Minnesotans will have cast primary votes than we have had for some time. Unfortunately for us DFLers, for some time Republican voters have tended...
August 18, 2018 - 6:30am
August 4, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Comparing congressional candidates: It comes up Radinovich
For a lot of crazy reasons, our 8th District congressional campaign has been pushed to a back burner by the media the last couple months. The craziness started with our respective Republican and DFL conventions, compounded by the following craziness in switching offices to run for,...
August 4, 2018 - 11:00am
July 22, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Big Trump and little Trump - Panderers both
Both President Trump and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty have shown us, much too vividly, how candidates for political office can pander their way to election. In Echoland, we've been "blessed," or some of us would say "afflicted," with two years of a president who will say anything to get...
July 22, 2018 - 6:30am
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 5, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Is this what we want America to be?
As we celebrate our nation's Independence Day this week, I invite thought and reflection as to how we feel regarding our nation's status and direction. We celebrate our rare existence in a very rich nation with an unparalleled quarter of a thousand years of continuous, uninterrupted...
July 5, 2018 - 8:30am
June 9, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: State political convention: Booming or busting?
We are just driving back from our biennial DFL State Convention in Rochester. It was not a new experience. I believe it was my 27th such event, dating back to 1964. It was another three long days of fascinating frustration to us DFL junkies, of boredom and bewilderment to some of...
June 9, 2018 - 8:30am
May 26, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Guns are getting into the wrong hands
Another horrible and senseless occurrence happened in Texas last week. It was another isolated, but too common, event: a school shooting with multiple deaths of students and teachers. Our society in aftermath wonders, "Why? Why? Why?" Then, while the almost constant coverage is in...
May 26, 2018 - 8:30am
May 17, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Norway Independence Day is a day of importance
"A toooussin Svedes run tru da veeds - a shasd by vun Norveegen" was a common comment around our quite Norwegian household. It was even more...
May 17, 2018 - 8:30am
April 12, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: We've had puh-lenty of Pawlenty
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty recently announced his candidacy for governor again. He was our governor for eight years, ending just eight years ago. He was a very negative governor then, and there is no reason to believe he'll be any better now. Pawlenty made a feeble attempt at the presidency...
April 12, 2018 - 12:30pm