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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Tiger Talk: Taking action to reduce lead in water
Commentary: Paradise lost - California fire devastation comes into focus with individual stories of life and loss
Pequot hosts open house on Rasmussen Road improvements
Crow Wing County road maintenance continues this week
Open house set on Rasmussen Road improvements
Area Girls Hockey: Abear nets game-winner in Lightning victory
Firearms deer hunting complaints, late-season waterfowl activity - MnDNR CO Reports
Junior High Tigers complete perfect season
Inside the Outdoors: Swans have their flight plan: it's departure time
HHOF Women's Face-Off Classic in Brainerd Nov. 20
Ileana "Kathy" Peterson
Russell Jon "Jack" Anderson
Patricia Ann Bourassa
Crow Wing Energized: Take control of the holidays
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
Bormett's Vignette: I can still be 'home for the holidays'
Guest Opinion: Soil and Water Conservation Districts: Ensuring funding for the boots on the ground
Veeder: A song for a new season
Hauser: What we leave behind
Wealth Column: Why new tax laws could change your 2018 tax filing
letters to the editor
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
September 7, 2018
Looking Back - Sept. 7, 2018
10 years ago: Sept. 4, 2008 Jack Schmidt, David Kennedy file for Pequot mayor. Alpacas of Minnesota Farm Tour set Sept. 27-28. Nisswa to host Scarecrows on Parade. Dog wash raises $224 for Heartland Animal Rescue Team. Patriot gridders open season with 21-20 heartbreaking loss to...
September 7, 2018 - 3:30am
August 18, 2018
Letter to the Editor: 40&8 thanks those who attended fundraiser
We, the members of the 40&8 that represents Pequot, Crosslake, Nisswa and Pine River, would like to thank all who attended our blueberry pancakes, sausage and egg breakfast Sunday, Aug. 12, at Post 49. We feel it was very successful. It was a very successful fundraiser, the goal of...
August 18, 2018 - 8:30am
June 7, 2018
Letter to the editor: Defending 'animals'
Much has been made of President Trump's remark about gang members, MS-13, being "animals," with major liberal news media and late-night talk show hosts making complete fools of themselves, knocking Trump for his choice of words. These gang members' motto is "rape, murder and control."...
June 7, 2018 - 8:30am
April 19, 2018
Letter to the editor: Overlooking veterans
I had a letter in the April 5 Echo Journal with the newspaper's policy of 300 words. I came up short of what I intended to accomplish. This is a continuation. My main point was the government's overlook of 18- to 20-year-old military personnel. With that in mind, there are new government...
April 19, 2018 - 7:30am
April 6, 2018
Letter to the editor: Young vets being used
These shootings, bombings, etc., across America on schools, streets, etc., are the results of mentally unbalanced, hate-filled individuals who portray a sick image of America around the world.
April 6, 2018 - 8:30am
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