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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
PLMS names Students of the Month
Poston applauds Public Facilities Authority grant for Verndale water infrastructure projects
Agendas - Feb. 17
Snow removal on Crow Wing County's agenda
Public invited to Make It OK presentation to reduce mental health stigma
8th-grade Patriots Mid-State champs
Area Male Athlete: Up-tempo Pequot perfect for Schommer
Outdoor Notes for Feb. 17
Girls basketball: Lane named "Miss Basketball" finalist
Dance: Two PL dancers named all-state
Paul F. Caquelin
Joel Brian Carlson
Timothy J. McGuire
Joel Brian Carlson
Jake Haapajoki took his own life as a teen. But his 'Smiles' live on.
Faith: God shows how much He loves us
Senior Menus: Feb. 18-22, 2019
Card games: Feb. 4-8, 2019
Minnesota man survives North Dakota blizzard in his vehicle, but then he's hit with tragic news
Mayor's Notebook: Participate in changing Breezy Point for the better
Grim's Tales: Unexpected challenge of living alone
Guest Opinion: Proposed paid and sick leave legislation is wrong for Minnesota
The Last Windrow: Lessons learned at a country school
Letter to the editor: Nagel's 'Looking Back' is a good read
letters to the editor
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY
Births: Jan. 15, 2019
Dayne Fox- Jennah Fox
Open House For Cecil Kottschade
Faith: God shows how much He loves us
Greetings to you all. As we continue to move through our cold and snowy winter months, we look forward to spring, which we know is right around the corner. Hold tight ... it's coming! February is that month when we are reminded about love. Valentine's Day is a day full of love, flowers,...
12 hours 34 min ago
February 10, 2019
Faith: It's winter - rejoice!
Minnesota has been my home for more than a decade, but I didn't grow up here. I'm a native of Ohio, which shares much with Minnesota in its Midwestern mindset. Both states have a common heritage of blue-collar work ethics, agricultural frugality and small-town sensibilities. My native...
February 10, 2019 - 5:30am
February 7, 2019
Marriage conference simulcast set Friday in Pine River
An XO Marriage Conference Simulcast will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Lifehouse Coffee in Pine River. Jimmy and Karen Evans and friends will guide the conference through a live broadcast from Southlake, Texas. Thousands are expected to participate. Tickets are...
February 7, 2019 - 2:30am
February 3, 2019
Faith: The sign at Cana
In our lives our Lord Jesus desires to bless us, and we can trace His good will back to the Garden of Eden where He created man to live in a state of perfection. There, at His creation He established marriage, the home and blessed man with children even after man fell into sin. Jesus,...
February 3, 2019 - 7:30am
January 27, 2019
Faith: No skirt(ing)
I have never been much of a gymnast. I have always enjoyed watching gymnastics and the incredible movements that these individuals are able to do with power, precision and grace. I decided I wanted to change that in 2018. I had a plan to conquer one gymnastics skill that certainly...
January 27, 2019 - 7:30am
January 20, 2019
Pine River United Methodist Church makes donation
Meribeth and Phil Coltart, officers of Pine River United Methodist Church, presented a $500 check to Pastor Chad Biggar of Riverview Church in...
January 20, 2019 - 10:00am
Faith: Encouragement for a discouraged world
We live in a broken world where there is much to be discouraged about. Our bodies break down, our plans fail, our dreams die, relationships crumble and our ambition weakens. Our society is fragmented, and everyone knows it. We see the problems, we feel their effects, but no one seems...
January 20, 2019 - 8:30am
January 13, 2019
Faith: Becoming one with the potato
Being a dad of four girls ranging from the ages of 7 to 13, they have taught me many lessons. One of the recent lessons is their desire to do activities together and copy one another. They want to dress alike, play the same game, have the same toys and even go to the restroom together....
January 13, 2019 - 6:30am
January 6, 2019
Faith: Happy Holy-Days!
In the politically correct world of today, sometimes we hear or say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." But the word "holiday" comes from "Holy Day." There have traditionally been several Christian "holy days" around this time of year, and their roots and origins are fascinating!...
January 6, 2019 - 7:30am
December 30, 2018
Faith: High hopes for 2019
For many, they would not consider 2018 to be their best year of life. It was a weary journey. So they will now have high hopes for 2019. As a pastor, I see the highs and lows that individuals and families go through. Life is so often a roller coaster. At the close of a CHRISTmas sermon...
December 30, 2018 - 7:30am
December 23, 2018
Faith: Festive lights point us to hope, promise
One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to hop into my car, tune my radio to Christmas music and go on a search for Christmas lights. It is always fun to find out where this will take me. I love to see how creative people are with their displays. It is wonderful to see...
December 23, 2018 - 7:30am
December 17, 2018
A country Christmas may be seen on television and the movies as the ultimate portrayal of the season. The 15th annual Cowboy Christmas at the...
December 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
December 16, 2018
While we might try to claim otherwise, we are a people of traditions. And while traditions can be inspiring, they often fall short of being inspired. For many within the Christian faith, this is the season of Advent. Each of the four Sundays of Advent has a theme, yet the exact themes...
December 16, 2018 - 5:30am
December 9, 2018
Faith: Christmas, a love story
The renowned theologian, Karl Barth, was asked to be a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Divinity School. At the end of a captivating closing lecture, the president of the seminary announced that Dr. Barth was not well, and was quite tired, and though he thought that Dr....
December 9, 2018 - 7:30am
December 5, 2018
Grace United Methodist to present concert Dec. 14
Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes will present its annual Christmas Cantata, "Tonight, Heaven Touches Earth," presented by the Grace choir and community members from the lakes area. The concert will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, and 2 p.m. Sunday,...
December 5, 2018 - 2:30am