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Pickup truck catches fire on Highway 371 in Nisswa
Crow Wing County Board: Approves of cooperative mental health agreement
Veterans Day: Area students recognize those who served
Speed limits increase for state highways in statewide MnDOT initiative
Senate Republicans re-elect Gazelka as majority leader
Girls Basketball: Lane signs to play for Fighting Hawks.
Junior Hockey: Wisconsin sweeps North Stars
Volleyball: PR-B's Wynn all-state. Tigers earn academic honors
Fergus Falls area to host 2019 Governor's Deer Opener
PL 8th-graders achieve perfect season
James V. Olson
Bernice A. Otterson
Rockne D. Anderson
Brett Lee Thomas
Essentia Health offers way to quit smoking for better health
Chef's Hat: Don't forget about those tried-and-true recipes
Faith: Keep God in your life
Senior Menus: Nov. 12-16, 2018
Vine identified, how to protect junipers and more
Opinion: Thanksgiving and very thankful
Letter to the Editor: Norgaard proud of time as mayor
Letter to the editor: It's time for everyone to come together
The Cracker Barrel: Mental clutter
Guest Opinion: Ask a Trooper
letters to the editor
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Letter to Editor
July 14, 2018
Letter to the Editor: There's only one set of facts
Steve Olson certainly likes to reference words, not deeds. He said I should Google "Trump quotes that challenge constitutional laws." I did, and it gave me 2,680,000 results, not the 5,500,000 stated by Mr. Olson. If you Google the same phrase but substitute "Obama" for "Trump" you...
July 14, 2018 - 7:30am
July 13, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Our political process needs a change
Recently I have become dismayed over conflicting messages in our political process. Perhaps you too wonder how prominent, successful candidates for office can ignore their party's endorsement process (neighborhood party caucuses and endorsing conventions) by running in the primary...
July 13, 2018 - 7:30am
July 12, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Say goodbye to old trees at Trailside Park
Our city council has had ample opportunity to convince the community the changes to our beautiful Trailside Park will have many benefits. Though much searching yielded no data to back up what is said, we can see with our own eyes how our beautiful park will be changed for our lifetime....
July 12, 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
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 26, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Good job, Rep. Poston
I am writing today to commend your local state representative John Poston for his leadership in the House on matters related to our veterans. In his short time in the Legislature, Rep. Poston has quickly emerged as one of our leading voices on veterans' issues. He was the chief author...
May 26, 2018 - 7:30am
May 24, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to Day of Caring students
We enjoyed the help of eight students who selected the Crosslake Historic Log Village for a Day of Caring. The Crosslake Area Historical Society maintains an acreage that includes a variety of historic buildings depicting life in 1900. The area has lots of trees, and each spring it's...
May 24, 2018 - 7:30am
May 17, 2018
Thank you to Day of Caring students
A huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the wonderful young men and women from the Pequot school that came to Christ Community Church and our home to do spring cleanup. Each year the school sends all the students to different places to help with raking, hauling leaves and...
May 17, 2018 - 7:30am
October 27, 2017
Letter to the Editor: A burning question
Why is it that I and so many others are supposed to be understanding and sensitive to the feelings of those who want to tear down Confederate flags and to remove monuments to Confederate war heroes, while at the same time we are asked to accept the actions of those who sit, kneel...
October 27, 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
December 26, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Thank you, from O'Donnell family
Thank you to everyone who came to our benefit on Dec. 3, those who donated to the silent auction and all who volunteered to make it a very memorable night for us. We are completely overwhelmed by the love, support and generosity you have shown to us in this difficult time. We thank...
December 26, 2016 - 8:17pm
October 9, 2014
Letters to the Editor: Anderson Cleaners provides great service to community
The Lakes Area Food Shelf would like to acknowledge Anderson Cleaners for the many years of providing and cleaning coats for the needy through our local food shelf. So many times these gifts go unnoticed and we just want to let them know they are appreciated. Kay Gerber, Lakes...
October 9, 2014 - 1:57pm
September 25, 2014
Letters to the Editor: Thank you, Pequot 500 card club
Once again it is time for us to return to our home in Brandon, Miss. I thank each one of you with the Pequot Lakes Senior Center 500 card club for allowing me to join your fellowship of games and fun. This has been my fifth year with you all and I've enjoyed every year. Also, to...
September 25, 2014 - 3:54pm
July 23, 2014
I've always felt that any time you have federal, state or small-town special events or holidays with a participating marching band, especially at a small community event, it does more for public relations and good will than one can imagine. It's often been said that without a band,...
July 23, 2014 - 2:35pm