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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
2018 Voter's Guide: Pequot Lakes School Board
2018 Voter's Guide: Pine River-Backus School Board
2018 Voter's Guide: Fifty Lakes City Council, mayor candidates
2018 Voter's Guide: Manhattan Beach City contests
2018 Voter's Guide: Hackensack City Council
Bemidji State picked fifth in WCHA preseason polls, Minnesota State again the favorite
Defending champs Minnesota Duluth picked to finish first in NCHC; followed by SCSU, UND
Inside the Outdoors: Viruses victimize wildlife, too
Partners team up for local fish passage project funding
Basketball: Clinics at CLC scheduled in October
John "Jack" T. Thomas
Shawn Eisel Blanchard
Lyle B. Sannes
Evelyn D. Eide
Coming Wednesday: Substance abuse is addictive
Water is a health 'food' not to be overlooked
Crow Wing Energized: Depression might be more common than you think
Pequot Lakes church to host lutefisk supper Sept. 29
3 things for better health - Sept. 17
As I See It: Why study history?
Uncharted: A hike, a speech and a loose-meat sandwich
Vogt's Notes: We welcome letters, but watch your word count
Letter to the editor: Thiede's value to Crow Wing County
Slow down to give and receive kindness
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 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 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
March 1, 2018
How long will it last this time?
Florida teens are trying hard to get our gun laws changed in the aftermath of the terrible school shooting last week. Is it just a question again of how long it will last? Or is this the time such effort will last and bring about meaningful change? We have had all too many incidents...
March 1, 2018 - 7:30am
February 17, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: The race is on - again
Politics has strange timetables. The best-laid plans of mice and men. Early last week Rick Nolan was working his way toward re-election for one last term as our U.S. Congressional District 8 representative. He had selected his campaign manager and most of his campaign staff, accumulated...
February 17, 2018 - 5:30am
February 2, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Continued devastation
The Trump train keeps rolling along, bringing far more damage than improvement. This column is mostly a review of Trump's inaugural speech from January 2017. On Tuesday, we were all "blessed" with Trump's version of the "greatness" of his record, how "great we all have it now" and...
February 2, 2018 - 6:30am
November 23, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: Thanksgiving Day is every day
As I sit in my comfortable rocker with my first cup of coffee, I think of a concluding quote from a layperson's sermon a few years ago. As she...
November 23, 2017 - 6:30am
November 11, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: There is good government all around us
There is good government all around us. We are surrounded with good government, no matter how much we complain about it. I believe that our best present-day governmental units are local, starting at the township level and continuing with our city council and school board levels. We...
November 11, 2017 - 8:30am
October 28, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: Give 'MEA' misnomer a proper burial
Again this year, the biggest newspaper in the state published - and headlined several times - last weekend as "MEA weekend." Radio and television did the same. That has been going on for almost 20 years all across the state. It should and could stop anytime soon. The proper name in...
October 28, 2017 - 8:30am