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Manhattan Beach: Council hears no feedback on Northern States Power agreement
Motorcyclist injured in crash with pickup truck
Crow Wing County works to build self-healing community
Crosslake School: Board grapples with unexpected costs after building lease ends
Backus Legion officers installed
Stock Car Racing: Fletcher rebounds for win
Amateur Baseball: Nisswa, Fort win playoff opener
Outdoor Notes for July 15
Golf results - July 12, 2018
Danecdotes: Fan voting affects all-star games
Edward R. Van Beek
Jevonne M. Ness
Julius Clifford Matson
Michael T. Koering
Grim's Grub: Recipes harken back to Spurrier Hotel opening
Backus Legion Auxiliary makes donation
Card games: July 2-6, 2018
One pan egg bake: only fresh ingredients needed
Chef's Hat: For a sweet treat, grill fruit
As I See It: The America I believe we need
Uncharted: Learning to fly - A zip lining experience
The Last Windrow: Life lessons learned on the farm
Letter to the editor: Thank you, Pequot Lakes police
Letter to the Editor: There's only one set of facts
letters to the editor
Births: July 8, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: July 1, 2018
July 13, 2018
Danecdotes: Fan voting affects all-star games
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game rosters were selected over the weekend. That's usually something I enjoy, even though my beloved Twins...
July 13, 2018 - 12:30pm
July 10, 2018
Danecdotes: Enjoy the lakes area, if you can
It is officially summer in the lakes area. The temperature is usually - sometimes unreasonably - high and every scene out of my window is that...
July 10, 2018 - 9:00am
Danecdotes: To those who wait
Good things come to those who wait. You have no doubt heard that dozens, if not hundreds, of times. It is an expression that is wildly, infuriatingly...
June 10, 2018 - 9:30am
April 27, 2018
Danecdotes: Lane looks to end college career on high note
Vanessa Lane has had a track and field career filled with accomplishments. With roughly one month left in that career, she hopes to add a few...
April 27, 2018 - 7:00am
April 19, 2018
Danecdotes: Skipping spring is what we need
Last year around this time, I wrote an editorial claiming that spring is an overrated season, and I stand by that sentiment. Sure, the snow melts...
April 19, 2018 - 9:00am
April 7, 2018
Danecdotes: Referee numbers stagnant as fans become 'more bold'
In any sporting event, officials are often at the crux of the proceedings. Their knowledge, insight and keen eye are needed to ensure games are...
April 7, 2018 - 3:00am
March 23, 2018
Danecdotes: A method to the 'madness?'
I love the season, but I always thought the term "March Madness" was a bit excessive. At the end of the day, it is a simple basketball tournament....
March 23, 2018 - 9:30am
March 1, 2018
Danecdotes: Timberwolves can't catch a break
We Minnesota sports fans are used to disappointment, from great teams like this past year's Vikings getting blown out when it matters most to...
March 1, 2018 - 7:00am
February 23, 2018
Danecdotes: Lenten sacrifice should be tough
Regardless of religious affiliation, I feel like giving up something for Lent would be beneficial for anyone willing to commit and challenge...
February 23, 2018 - 8:30am
January 28, 2018
Danecdotes: The unexpected responsibilities of journalism
Last summer, I celebrated my fifth anniversary of working at a Forum Communications newspaper. Reaching that milestone made me reflect on my...
January 28, 2018 - 7:30am
January 20, 2018
Danecdotes: Bjornaraa earns HoF induction, commendation
With more than five decades of coaching experience, Bud Bjornaraa has plenty of insight to offer athletes. This spring will mark his 57th year...
January 20, 2018 - 11:00am
January 13, 2018
Danecdotes: Guess what? I'm optimistic again!
It's the most wonderful time of the year. I know Christmas and New Year's Day are behind us now. It's time for my annual round-up of the Minnesota...
January 13, 2018 - 7:30am
December 29, 2017
Danecdotes: 2017 a success for Tigers, Patriots
Another year is in the books, and with it comes my annual year in review of area sports. In my end-of-2016 story one year ago, I discussed at...
December 29, 2017 - 9:00am
December 23, 2017
Danecdotes: Don't be like me. Shop early, shop local
Echo Journal editor extraordinaire Nancy Vogt recently wrote a column calling on holiday shoppers to take advantage of Small Business Saturday...
December 23, 2017 - 8:00am
December 22, 2017
Danecdotes: Lightning goalie learning as she goes
The Northern Lakes girls hockey team is coming off its best finish in team history. Even better, the Lightning lost just two seniors to graduation,...
December 22, 2017 - 9:00am