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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
It's back! 2019 Best of the Brainerd Lakes
Driver discount course offered in Crosslake
Goddard warns of telephone scams
Making the Grade: May 19, 2019
Crow Wing County improves property tax, value info on website
Basketball: S-M's Riewer a different kind of globetrotter
Inside the Outdoors: Common, but far from ordinary
Danecdotes: The Minnesota Twins look ... great?
Norring leads PL shooters
Golf Results - May 17, 2019
David W. Zvorak
John F. Pfelpsen
Christina "Tina" Grossnickle
Faith: Surprised by beauty
Senior Menus: May 20-24, 2019
Grim's Grub: It's all Greek, especially the asparagus
Card games: May 6-10, 2019
Cardiac screening for athletes set June 20 at Eagle View
Danecdotes: A look back on my greatest achievement
Letter to the editor: Pequot Lakes students commended
The Last Windrow: A journey from row boat to early guide boat to canoe
Letter to the editor: Thanks, students, for a job well done
Letter to the editor: Statistics for heartbreakers
letters to the editor
Births: May 9, 2019
Births: May 4, 2019
Births: Jan. 30-March 7, 2019
letters to the editor
April 19, 2019
Letter to the editor: Embracing the Word
An April 7 opinion letter from a reader in Pine River disputed my previous letter criticizing politicians who are blindly opposed to prerequisite universal background checks for buyers of firearms, in Minnesota and nationwide. The purpose of multiple legislative bills, before both...
April 19, 2019 - 2:30am
April 18, 2019
Letter to the editor: Vote 'yes' on PR-B School referendum
Why do we need arts programs in education? Creativity. Collaboration. Improved academic performance. Confidence. Public speaking. Visual learning. Decision-making. Perseverance. Focus. Accountability. The list goes on and the benefits to the students of Pine River Backus are impressive....
April 18, 2019 - 2:30am
April 12, 2019
Letter to the editor: Governor's 'new story' isn't new at all
Our governor recently said we should write a new story for Minnesota. In a letter from Mr. Olson, he talked about Minnesota being a leader for the country. I agree that both are certainly possible, but, of course, I believe the new story should be more about individual freedom rather...
April 12, 2019 - 2:30am
April 11, 2019
Letter to the editor: Gun control and common sense
A letter attacking Josh Heintzeman from Steve Olson in Brainerd stated, "Legal loopholes allowing disqualified individuals to be sold guns online, at gun shows or exchanged between private parties is not terribly different than ignoring and allowing CWD-infected wild deer to wander...
April 11, 2019 - 2:30am
April 10, 2019
Letter to the editor: A world without music and arts?
For decades, sports have taken precedence over the music and arts in school. Don’t see many 80- or 90-year-olds playing football, but it’s amazing how many of the same age are still playing a musical instrument in bands and orchestras. Many of today’s church organists or pianists...
April 10, 2019 - 2:30pm
April 6, 2019
Letter to the editor: Congregation appreciates support
The congregation of Faith Assembly of God Church would like to express our deepest gratitude to the residents of Pine River and the surrounding area. We were thrilled to see more than 70 members of the local faith community representing 10 different congregations gather as we renewed...
April 6, 2019 - 2:30am
April 5, 2019
Letter to the editor: County has empathy problem
"Someone uses drugs, let them die ... solves the problem." (Brainerd Dispatch, March 24) What an awful thing to say; what an awful attitude to have. This is exactly the attitudes we don't need in our government! WWJD? It wasn't that long ago the same was said about alcoholics, or...
April 5, 2019 - 2:30am
March 29, 2019
Letter to the editor: Minnesota can be national leader
In a recent op-ed in the Brainerd Dispatch, Minnesota state representative Josh Heintzeman asserted that "Minnesota can be a national leader on CWD." Minnesota has a plentiful deer population and supports a thriving hunting sport, but, unfortunately, is within the crosshairs of a...
March 29, 2019 - 2:30am
March 28, 2019
Letter to the editor: Contact legislators on oil pipeline
According to the March 19, 2019, Minneapolis StarTribune: "Calgary-based energy company Enbridge was Minnesota's biggest spender on lobbying in 2018, according to a new report." "The company spent nearly $11.1 million, with most of the money used to advocate in front of the Public...
March 28, 2019 - 2:30am
March 15, 2019
Letter to the editor: Put an end to Line 3
Enbridge's proposed Line 3 would carry tar sands oil through some of Minnesota's most water-rich land. This huge pipeline project would go through treaty lands and cross over 200 lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. The Minnesota Department of Commerce's analysis shows that the risks...
March 15, 2019 - 2:30am
March 9, 2019
Letter to the editor: HWD (healthy wild deer), not CWD
Last year, 2018, was my best of 23 archery seasons. Perhaps the biggest highlight was setting a ladder stand with a friend and my 4-year-old son. Once the stand was up, my son stated he wanted to stay in the woods til dark to see some deer. Proud dad moment. My 2018 season excitement...
March 9, 2019 - 2:30am
March 8, 2019
Letter to the editor: Senators reveal their true nature
On Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, our two senators revealed their true nature by not allowing a vote on Senate Bill 311, known as the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The bill does not change the current law regarding abortions in anyway but merely says that if an abortion results...
March 8, 2019 - 2:30am
March 4, 2019
Letter to the editor: Campaign contributions are public
Over the past two weeks, there have been letters to the editor printed in the Echo Journal and the Brainerd Dispatch regarding concerns over contributions to my campaign. I have not had direct discussions with either gentlemen about their concerns raised in their letters. Despite...
March 4, 2019 - 2:30am
March 3, 2019
Letter to the editor: Support renewable energy legislation
Recent newspaper articles have taught us that the Midwest is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. It is already increasing the spread of diseases carried by ticks and mosquitoes, affecting the health of local plants and animals and the incomes of farmers and resort...
March 3, 2019 - 2:30am
March 2, 2019
Letter to the editor: Don't miss future wild game potlucks
To any fathers and sons who have never attended the Men and Boys Wild Game Potluck Banquet at the Trailside Center at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church, you have missed out on a beautiful program put on by the men's ministry at that church. It's great to see so many young kids there with...
March 2, 2019 - 2:30am