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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Lakes area should brace for 5-7 inches of snow
Pine River-Backus School District: Bond referendum details explained
Backus Senior Center shares events
Community mourns the loss of 'Mad Hugger' Joe Plut
Nisswa: Fire department to buy turnout gear washer/dryer
Area Girls Basketball: PR-B the better of the Tigers
Area Boys Basketball: PR-B scores 9-point win
Area Wrestling: Road Crew runs away with team title
PL 6th-graders 3rd in St. Cloud
Inside the Outdoors: Ice fishing shelters have evolved in new directions
Karen Maxine Lee
Martha Czech Brady
Alfred 'Al' A. Sorem
Joseph Louis Plut Jr.
Boost your immune system and fight colds with probiotics
3 things for better health - Jan. 21
Pine River United Methodist Church makes donation
Senior Menus: Jan. 21-25, 2019
Faith: Encouragement for a discouraged world
From the Lefthand Corner: 2020 run for president beginning now
The Cracker Barrel: 'Norwegian Wood'
The Last Windrow: An acre of dirt
Danecdotes: Weekend getaway a nice change of pace
Opinion: Foreign aid, adjust and repair
letters to the editor
Births: Jan. 15, 2019
Dayne Fox- Jennah Fox
Open House For Cecil Kottschade
Births: Nov. 25, 2018
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
January 4, 2019
From the Lefthand Corner: Choices instead of resolutions
While growing up, I watched and listened to too much talk about New Year's resolutions that didn't resolve, so I don't put much stock in New...
January 4, 2019 - 3:30am
Letter to the editor: Immigration law
Senator Klobuchar was on national tv and told untrue stories (she lied) how President Trump had gut punched the Democrats on immigration. She forgets they turned down a compromise offered by Trump, giving them DACA and he would get his wall. That is not a gut punch it's called compromise....
January 4, 2019 - 2:30am
January 3, 2019
Letter to the editor: Thanks to carolers
Tonight while we were sitting on the couch discussing Christmas dinner, I heard a disturbance on our deck, and looking through the window noticed a crowd. We had Carolers! Adults and children, all had beautiful voices and it was just a nice ending to a long day. We listened to the...
January 3, 2019 - 2:30am
December 30, 2018
As I See It: Farewell 2018
There're only a few days left in 2018. If you were writing a novel or a screenplay and you included the drama and events of this past year, do you think anyone would take it seriously? These two sentences were written on Dec. 13 to try and get my brain started in forming my final...
December 30, 2018 - 9:30am
December 29, 2018
The Last Windrow: This Christmas gift exchange was unplanned
I've never been one to complain about a gift that someone gave me. I admit I've bitten my bottom lip a couple of times wondering why on earth...
December 29, 2018 - 7:30am
December 28, 2018
Kindness is Contagious: Sometimes, kindness travels with us
You know those super awkward moments where everyone is standing in an elevator and no one is talking? They seem to happen anytime we find ourselves...
December 28, 2018 - 7:00am
Letter to the editor: Outside cash spent on key races
In the 8th Congressional District in the Iron Range, outside groups spent $9.6 million, most of it from conservative PACs in opposition to Democrat Joe Radinovich, according to the Dec. 11 Star Tribune. Negative TV ads appeared prime time on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and Fox Sport channels,...
December 28, 2018 - 2:30am
December 27, 2018
Letter to the editor: And the band played on
It's amazing how many song titles go along with issues we have today. For example, remember "Casey would waltz with the strawberry blond and the band played on?" We have a large number of politicians on both sides of the aisle who play the same tune over and over but instead, "It's...
December 27, 2018 - 2:30am
December 25, 2018
The Last Windrow: 'The Ugliest Little Christmas Tree'
The following Last Windrow "classic" column was written by me in 1990, when my daughter was 5 years old. It was to be her first excursion to...
December 25, 2018 - 10:00am
'Ain't no ox can fly!'
Lynn Scharenbroich wrote this tall tale several years ago for the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association's Inkslinger newsletter. Paul and his...
December 25, 2018 - 8:00am
December 23, 2018
Browser: Have a wonderful holiday season
Friends and neighbors, It's the holiday season and I am so missing my people. It has been a while since I lived at the home I had come to know and love, the Pine River Public Library. At this time of year the library is decorated with a tree, which I adore. The children are all excited....
December 23, 2018 - 2:30am
December 22, 2018
Grim's Tales: Help us make our magazine great
Every year, we at the newspaper put our heads together for a big project called Love of the Lakes. In case you are unfamiliar, Love of the Lakes,...
December 22, 2018 - 10:00am
Wealth Column: Tips for paying off debt
With the holiday season upon us, it's easy to go over our budgets. There are family get-togethers, holiday parties and gifts for our loved ones, but all of that can add up quickly, leaving us with a pile of debt in the New Year. To help you pay off holiday debt, or other outstanding...
December 22, 2018 - 9:30am
December 21, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: No obligation
Each year it gets a little harder to set aside one's skepticism and enter willingly into the yuletide spirit. In the face of relentless advertising, bombarded by endless special programs on TV, driven near to madness by the broken-record litany of Christmas songs on the radio, I wait...
December 21, 2018 - 7:30am
Letter to the editor: Lies from the left
You hear it. Green jobs. Clean energy. Climate change. Protect the children. Protect our future. It's a bombardment of clichés and keywords to change the debate from facts to emotional dogma. Green jobs and clean energy is a misnomer. Going by their own guidelines, these "jobs" and...
December 21, 2018 - 5:30am