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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Audubon to host Antarctica presentation
Emily: Council denies vacation request
Cass County absentee ballots available
Pine River-Backus School: Property values partially help drive levy increase
Tiger Talk: Inspire Trades is new to PR-B
Partners team up for local fish passage project funding
Football: Patriots fall to Rebels 20-18
Basketball: Clinics at CLC scheduled in October
Area Female Athlete: Wynn helps put the W in PR-B
Outdoor Notes for Sept. 23
John "Jack" T. Thomas
Martha L. Rach
Judith K. Lapke
Pequot Lakes church to host lutefisk supper Sept. 29
3 things for better health - Sept. 17
Brainerd health care facility offers companions to terminally ill
Essentia clinics offer walk-in flu clinics, appointments
Coming Monday: No one dies alone
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
August 17, 2018
Johnson, Walz spar in first governor's debate since primary victories
NISSWA—With their interparty rivals eliminated in the primary, Minnesota's remaining gubernatorial candidates can turn their attention...
August 17, 2018 - 10:01pm
July 26, 2018
Blue, green or both: 8th District DFLers spar on mining, environment
As people left the Chalberg Theatre Monday night, July 23, after two hours of debate among five DFLers vying for the 8th Congressional District...
July 26, 2018 - 3:54pm
July 23, 2018
Ellison speaks of national clout, connections in bid for AG
Rep. Keith Ellison is no stranger to high-profile roles and offices of influence. In his sixth term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives,...
July 23, 2018 - 7:00am
June 29, 2018
Governor candidates tackle big questions in state economics
NISSWA—The state's gubernatorial candidates—with the notable exception of Tim Pawlenty—converged on Grand View Lodge in Nisswa...
June 29, 2018 - 6:00am
June 17, 2018
Painter touts the universal value of ethics for government in senate bid
Fresh off another pugilistic interview—this time with Tucker Carlson of Fox News—Richard Painter took an hour of out of his day to...
June 17, 2018 - 8:00am
June 15, 2018
Walz pushes positive politics in bid for governor
In an age of gridlocked politics, he presents himself as a diehard proponent for across-the-aisle teamwork; while the current political landscape...
June 15, 2018 - 6:46pm
April 29, 2018
Sandman champions the 'disenfranchised' with 3rd-party District 8 bid
As is often the case, U.S. representatives have to think more in the short term than other positions in national government on account of their...
April 29, 2018 - 8:00am
April 25, 2018
Minnesota GOP sees land of opportunity in 8th District
The 8th Congressional District might be Democratic-Farmer-Labor country, but don't tell that to Minnesota Republicans—banking on a number...
April 25, 2018 - 10:00am
April 19, 2018
Phifer exits District 8 DFL race after failing to secure party endorsement
The Democratic-Farmer-Labor race for the 8th Congressional District continues to reveal twists, turns and eye-opening surprises. In the beginning,...
April 19, 2018 - 10:44am
December 22, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Response to Mr. Grussing
I appreciate Mr. Grussing's response to my letter regarding political donations. I would note that his original letter focused squarely on "corporations," not unions, and thus my response.
December 22, 2017 - 7:30am
December 1, 2017
Letter to the editor: Democracy or tyranny?
In a recent letter, Mr. Grussing urges people to support a new amendment that would outlaw political donations from corporations. There is no reference to banning donations from unions, so they must believe unions should have unfettered donations to influence politicians. Does MTA...
December 1, 2017 - 9:30am
September 14, 2017
Letter to the editor: Definition of 'progressive' questioned
In his letter, Mr. Eliason quoted part of our Constitution and referred to our Founding Fathers as progressives. He is playing fast and loose on the definition of a "progressive." He should provide us his definition of what a progressive is. Today's definition of a progressive is...
September 14, 2017 - 6:30am
May 5, 2017
Letter to the editor: What the American people deserve
On a recent opinion page, we were asked what we, the people, really want for our country. Unfortunately, we also got another bad-apples sound byte. With an air of frustration presented as fair-minded journalism, our local columnist, Pete Abler, has once again displayed a knack for...
May 5, 2017 - 6:15am
March 27, 2017
Letter to the editor: For everything bad, thank a Republican
March 13: the East Coast is getting blasted again by another blizzard. One after another. Minnesota, snow country, has bare ground. Imagine: Your husband-wife-son-friend is drunk as a skunk. Again! How many times do they have to be drunk before you admit they're alcoholic and need...
March 27, 2017 - 5:30am
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