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RREAL to host sustainability tour
Crow Wing County encourages use of mowed trails
Volkswagen hits guardrail and rolls: Driver injured
Crosslake City Council to have special meeting
Rollover injures Backus woman
Volleyball: Tigers sweep C-I tournament
Area Girls Tennis: Patriots, Pioneers score victories
Area Girls Tennis: Pequot Lakes dominates Mid-State Tournament
Area Volleyball: PR-B Tigers win Neprud Tournament at C-I
Terry L. Alholm
Shirley J. Englin
Victory "Vickie" Brogger
Philip E. Peterson
Dr. Rudd B. Thabes
Red Wine Garden Tomato Sauce makes good use of abundant ingredient
A Matter of Balance: Reducing risk of falling
Chef's Hat: Cooking in cast iron cookware
Fall for apples
3 things for better health - Sept. 17
The Last Windrow: Pheasant hunt memories remain crystal clear
Sheriff's Corner: Cass County utilizes new warning notification system
The Cracker Barrel: 'The Giving Tree'
Pete's Point: New publication covered northern communities 35 years ago
Letter to the editor: Time for a change
letters to the editor
50th Wedding Anniversary
Births: Sept 2, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
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
August 3, 2018
Letter to the editor: Following the despot's heel
In his recent "As I see it: Context for history?" opinion, columnist Pete Abler raises interesting points regarding the nuances of history.
August 3, 2018 - 5:00am
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 6, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Response to letter writer's confusion
A letter writer recently criticized both Bob Uppgaard and myself for our separate, independently expressed assessments of President Trump's performance in office, especially of Trump's widely feared anti-stability stands on separation of powers and upholding constitutional law.
July 6, 2018 - 7:30am
July 5, 2018
Response to Pete Abler's column
So I thought about Pete Abler's commentary June 28, 2018, "Let's think about immigration" and came up with a few questions: 1. In the illustration of a needy family showing up at your door at dinner time and while you are assessing the situation, their children, obviously famished,...
July 5, 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 8, 2018
Letter to the editor: Let truth be told
Truth, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. It is oddly remarkable that Echo Journal columnist Pete Abler entitles his opinion essays "As I See It," since, astoundingly, he recently declared that "truth" is "not negotiable." Truth, over the ages, has evolved. The flat-Earth...
June 8, 2018 - 7:30am
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 27, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Response to Abler's 'hundred million miracles'
A few comments on Pete Abler's "A hundred million miracles" in the May 17 issue: Yes, things do happen that we thought were long shots, such as a person surviving a terminal illness. But just because man can't explain it, doesn't make it a miracle. And all the Biblical references...
May 27, 2018 - 8:30am
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