Skip to main content
Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Cass County Board: $135K in state funding received for voting equipment
Traffic stop in Breezy Point leads to tax evasion arrest
Contestants sought for Miss Pequot Lakes Scholarship Pageant - Deadline is March 12
Crow Wing County considers proposed ATV ordinance
Crosslake: Council to acquire property for Perkins Road project through condemnation
Boys basketball: Patriots top Rangers, fall to Jaguars
2017 fish, game and trapping licenses expire Feb. 28
Ski clinic offered March 3
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 21, 2018
Dance Team: 4 from Pequot Lakes earn all-state honors
Wade T. "Ted" Leggett
Anita C. Gibeau
Larry D. Johnson
Cold weather car safety
3 things for better health - Feb. 19
Heart healthy eating
Pets of the Week
Senior Menus: Feb. 19-23, 2018
Commentary: Liars required for 'fake news' to proliferate
The Cracker Barrel: Feeding the birds
Faith Column: Transcendent truth
Browser: Keep reading to earn your mug
The Last Windrow: Remembering a boy's first adventure with family rifle
letters to the editor
Supporting Denny McNamara
Shh...It's a Surprise
Births: Jan. 27, 2018
Jay and Marilyn Brutsman -
Brogle Family 5
February 15, 2018
Letter to the editor: Looking for poop
The Brainerd Dispatch (Jan. 8) ran a news service story that deserves feedback. The story said the DNR is looking for volunteers to do some field work for spruce grouse research - counting poop! Just when you hope you've heard the last of stupidity of some of the DNR programs, well...
February 15, 2018 - 8:30am
January 5, 2018
Letter to the editor: Grow up
To everyone who has nothing positive to say about President Trump - here are some of his accomplishments (11 months): Illegal immigration down 70 percent; consumer confidence at 125.6, highest since 2000; mortgage applications/new homes, seven-year high; took us out of TPP; pulled...
January 5, 2018 - 8:30am
December 2, 2017
Letter to the editor: Memorial stays
Thanks to all who participated in signing the petitions to keep the All Veterans Memorial as it is at Trailside Park in Pequot. To those who aren't aware, there was a proposal by the city council earlier to move the memorial to a more prominent location when the city plans to totally...
December 2, 2017 - 8:30am
August 18, 2017
Letter to the editor: Leave the memorial be
Anyone who read the Aug. 11 Echo Journal may have noticed the Pequot Lakes City Council voted to proceed with the Trailside Park master proposal, which includes possibly moving the "All Veterans Memorial" to give it more prominence (the state of quality) and make it more accessible....
August 18, 2017 - 7:30am
May 26, 2017
Letter to the editor: Response to 'User pays' letter
Jack Schmidt complained of Lindner having called for a $3 user fee addition to fishing license costs and that guides make $320 to $520 for a day's guiding. Guides have the latest boats (at $50,000). They supply the tackle (at $200) for each client. They pull their boat with a truck...
May 26, 2017 - 8:30am
May 19, 2017
Letter to the editor: A great thing going
Al Lindner wrote a letter to the editor in the Brainerd Dispatch May 9, 2017, opinion page titled "User pays." He wrote: "I have been fortunate enough to make my living in the sport fishing industry my entire life." And that he hears people say: "Let's get this done, we'll gladly...
May 19, 2017 - 9:30am
April 2, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Letter writer has a problem
I don't have any idea who coined the phrase, "It's better to be thought a fool than to open the mouth and remove all doubt," but they must have had A. Martin in mind. Why would a person of his intelligence and knowledge lower himself to live in a country such as the United States?...
April 2, 2017 - 6:30am
March 9, 2017
Letter to the editor: Thank you, game feed organizers
Without mentioning names, because there are many and not to overlook anyone, I'd like to thank all who again put on their annual father and son wild game feed number 26 at the Pequot Lakes Baptist Church on Friday, Feb. 24. For 26 years they've done a great job putting together a...
March 9, 2017 - 7:10am
February 10, 2017
Letter to the editor: Obama's legacy?
Obama lied to Americans about many things over the last eight years: Benghazi, NSA spying on Americans, Justice Department investigating conservative journalists, Fast and Furious, VA scandal, Obamacare, losing health insurance, Hillary's email - all lies, and the list goes on. He...
February 10, 2017 - 10:00pm
October 30, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Clinton's Benghazi
I think Hillary Clinton is bad-tempered, malicious, unpleasant and difficult. Ask yourself what kind of person can stand in front of four families while their four sons lay in caskets in a plane hangar and tell them they died as a result of an anti-Muslim film and their killers would...
October 30, 2016 - 10:26am
October 24, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Supreme Court votes matter
As we go to the polls Nov. 8, the greatest consequences will be who will be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court over the next four years. If we go to the left, a few things to consider: partial birth abortion (brain matter is removed moments before birth); gay marriages (their choice),...
October 24, 2016 - 9:43am
July 20, 2016
Guest Column: Pequot Lakes American Legion seeks help, support
Our American Legion family - Pequot Lakes American Legion Post #49, Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion - have through the years, since 1923, contributed a great many services to our community.
July 20, 2016 - 9:10am
May 19, 2016
Looking Back-May 19, 2016
10 years ago, May 18, 2006 Dean, counselor to help address school behavioral problems at Pequot Lakes School District. Resident Jack Schmidt starts Highway 371 petition. 20 years ago, May 16, 1996 School mascot at Pequot Lakes still unresolved. Crosslake approves bond sale for new...
May 19, 2016 - 2:49pm
April 20, 2016
Letter to the editor: Obama: 'He didn't know'
He didn't really know Pastor Jeremiah Wright, who preached anti-Americanism and racist diatribes from the pulpit. Obama was a member there 20 years and donated $20,000 to Wright's church. Wright officiated at Obama's wedding. He really didn't know Bill Ayers, founder of Weather Underground,...
April 20, 2016 - 11:07am
April 5, 2016
Letter to the Editor: The right decision
This is not intended to rub salt in an old wound, but for all you people who were in favor of the four-lane highway (371) going through town, drive out east of Pequot and see the width of the right-of-way of the new bypass 371. When you look at it, anyone will recognize that it would...
April 5, 2016 - 4:06pm