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RREAL to host sustainability tour
Crow Wing County encourages use of mowed trails
Volkswagen hits guardrail and rolls: Driver injured
Crosslake City Council to have special meeting
Rollover injures Backus woman
Football: Patriots fall to Perham 34-32
Cross Country: Patriot girls 16th, boys 18th
Volleyball: Patriots win two
Volleyball: Tigers sweep C-I tournament
Area Girls Tennis: Patriots, Pioneers score victories
Victory "Vickie" Brogger
Philip E. Peterson
Terry Lee Alholm
Dr. Rudd B. Thabes
Terry L. Alholm
Red Wine Garden Tomato Sauce makes good use of abundant ingredient
A Matter of Balance: Reducing risk of falling
Chef's Hat: Cooking in cast iron cookware
Fall for apples
3 things for better health - Sept. 17
The Last Windrow: Pheasant hunt memories remain crystal clear
Sheriff's Corner: Cass County utilizes new warning notification system
The Cracker Barrel: 'The Giving Tree'
Pete's Point: New publication covered northern communities 35 years ago
Letter to the editor: Time for a change
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 8, 2018
Letter to the editor: A country divided - from the top down
A nation mourns, while its president goes golfing and tweeting. One of my dear family relatives recently wrote me that she felt overwhelmingly dismayed that "one man could destroy so much good." Another relative, by contrast, wrote to me that he believed one of my internet news sites,...
September 8, 2018 - 6:30am
August 25, 2018
As I See It: What are we teaching our children?
I'm not going to start this column by praising President Trump. I'm going to start it by asking some pointed questions about how we are reacting to his rhetoric and behavior. For perspective, I have been comparing how I was as a parent to how I am now as a grandparent. As a parent,...
August 25, 2018 - 7:30am
July 19, 2018
Letter to the editor: False witnesses
The oath of office every incoming U.S. president takes declares, "I do solemnly swear that I will ... preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." A scriptural view of the oath is woven into the eighth of The Ten Commandments, calling for affirmation not to...
July 19, 2018 - 7:30am
July 16, 2018
As I See It: The America I believe we need
Without the "every critical word is directed at our current president approach" of Don Bye's column from last week, I offer a few comments and corrections. We are not in danger of sliding toward another Sodom and Gomorrah. We've been there since the start of the 20th century and have...
July 16, 2018 - 7:30am
June 22, 2018
Letter to the Editor: A response to letter writers
Two recent letters from Steve Olson and Bob Uppgaard speak about our president claiming that "The Declaration of Independence and constitutional law changed that truth for hundreds of years, but now face challenges, in truly frightening ways, by an emerging lawlessness of authoritarianism...
June 22, 2018 - 12:30pm
January 26, 2018
As I See It: Destroying the status quo
One of the adages associated with the total quality management programs was, "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got." Kind of catchy, but the longer you think about it, the more you realize how much truth there is in that statement. If you...
January 26, 2018 - 7:30am
January 19, 2018
From the Left Hand Corner: Will it ever end?
As the new year begins, I'm tired of writing about the latest escapades of our President Trump, and you're probably tired of my writing about the lies or outrageous, inappropriate and downright hurtful statements from Mr. Trump. But this past week, he did it again. He has made this...
January 19, 2018 - 8:30am
August 18, 2017
From the Lefthand Corner: Trump's downward slide
The Minneapolis Trib had a lead guest editorial a couple weeks ago on, what else? President Trump. It was entitled, "My president? Yes. My leader? No." It was about the first six months of the Trump presidency. What else?
August 18, 2017 - 5:30am
July 13, 2017
Letter to the editor: Long on division, short on dignity
The emperor may have clothes, but he hasn't shown dignity, or much of anything else of value to his country and the world. Columnist Pete Abler's piece, "Long division," highlights the widening of major divisions between societal and political viewpoints, beginning at least since...
July 13, 2017 - 7:30am
June 30, 2017
As I See It: Long division
"CBS Sunday Morning" had a great segment on its June 18 show. It covered a lot of political and social ground in asking many questions related to when the major divisions in our country really started and what is going on today that is fueling the fires. And the most surprising aspect...
June 30, 2017 - 6:30am
February 6, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Political dishonesty
The same ol', same ol' out of the liberals. The Republicans are going to destroy America. Donald Trump is going to destroy America. Eight years this country suffered under failed economic policy, failed diplomatic policy, failed domestic policy. And yet Democrats and their fringe...
February 6, 2017 - 9:40am
January 2, 2017
As I See It: Hope and change for 2017 and beyond
If I thought I was sick of the endless, over-the-top campaigning and rhetoric prior to the election and that the continuing nausea was going to quickly disappear on Nov. 9, I was sadly mistaken. I am truly disappointed and nearly just as sick now with the crying, hand-wringing and...
January 2, 2017 - 9:34am
October 12, 2016
Madden's Resort announces leadership update
Madden's on Gull Lake has announced the retirement of its longtime president, Brian Thuringer. As Thuringer transitions to chairman of the board...
October 12, 2016 - 2:51pm
August 27, 2016
Area high school students to participate in mock election
Pequot Lakes and Pine-River Backus high schools are among 265 schools in the state that will participate in the first-ever Minnesota Students Vote 2016 mock election. This fall, high school students across the state will get hands-experience with the electoral process as they vote...
August 27, 2016 - 11:24am
As I see it: Top 10 questions for presidential debates
As David Letterman and his show aged, the only feature I still enjoyed was his Top 10 Lists. At times they could be sophomoric or banal, but many times they were quite imaginative and entertaining. I even came up with my own Top 10 Reasons for Retiring from the USAF twenty-two years...
July 27, 2016 - 12:18pm