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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Crosslake: Council approves 7 percent levy increase for 2019
Cass County Board: Owner OK to repurchase tax forfeited property
Police Blotter - Dec. 15, 2018
Sgt. Adam Kronstedt awarded Medal of Valor
Breezy Point police officer earns Lifesaver Award
Outdoor Notes for Dec. 16: Bear hunting tooth sample requirement
High School Athletics: Staples-Motley to start Hall of Fame
Dance: PL 5th, PR-B 6th at C-I
Area Girls Basketball: Tigers grab rare win over Pequot
Girls hockey: Lightning girls to play in Schwan's Cup
Shirley Mae (Johnson) Blaisdell
Margery Lena (Davies) Howard
Betty Delores Martinsen
Senior Menus: Dec. 17-21, 2018
Card games: Dec. 3-7, 2018
Chef's Hat: For a festive holiday, give recipes in a jar
Lost Italian: Stop and smell the Norwegian Rosettes this holiday baking season
The Last Windrow: Can good gifts come in small packages?
Case Co. Sheriff's Corner: Clarifying trespass rules and laws
Letter to the editor: Support Green New Deal resolution
Letter to the editor: 'I know nothing'
Opinion: Will anybody care when you die?
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Open House For Cecil Kottschade
Births: Nov. 25, 2018
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
November 20, 2018
A little light cat herding to stay in shape
I have a new workout routine. I’ll be completely honest — I haven’t exercised as regularly as I should for, oh, a decade. Or more. Who’s...
November 20, 2018 - 6:00am
October 14, 2018
When visiting Mom's house, prepare for prehistoric appliances
The minute I saw the TV, I knew we were in trouble. My mother has upgraded almost every television in her large bed-and-breakfast with modern...
October 14, 2018 - 8:33am
September 30, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: Every family for itself?
"For most of the year my daughter was four we lived in Spain, in the warm southern province of the Canary Islands. I struggled with dinner at midnight and the subjunctive tense, but my only genuine culture shock reverberated from this earthquake of a fact: people there like kids....
September 30, 2018 - 5:30am
September 8, 2018
Dealing with parents' mementos as they move
Dear Carol: My mom is currently in a short-term swing-bed facility and will soon be moving to a nursing home. Dad is in assisted living where...
September 8, 2018 - 6:30am
September 7, 2018
Unicorn stickers, kindness bring back good memories
FARGO — Can you remember what you got for your seventh birthday? How about your eighth? Ninth? Maybe there's one special present that stands...
September 7, 2018 - 10:46am
September 4, 2018
80 years at Upper Cullen
NISSWA—"Eighty years is a long time." For 85-year-old Willard Lehman, it's basically a lifetime. And it's the number or years he has been...
September 4, 2018 - 9:00am
September 1, 2018
Commentary: Revealing dementia diagnosis largely up to the person
Dear Carol: My mom was diagnosed with an early stage of dementia. Unfortunately, she thinks that there's still a strong stigma surrounding dementia...
September 1, 2018 - 6:08am
August 31, 2018
Maybe I'm enough, even if I'm overwhelmed
Lately, I've been feeling overwhelmed. I suppose it makes sense considering I'm growing another human inside me. As I like to tell my husband,...
August 31, 2018 - 7:38am
August 17, 2018
Commentary: Noticing others is first step to kindness
FARGO — There is something to be said about being in the right place at the right time. It feels fortuitous, almost like someone is watching...
August 17, 2018 - 9:25am
July 29, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Life's journey begins and ends with family
That phrase - Life's journey begins and ends with family - is front and center in my kids' scrapbooks. I'm not sure where it came from - a book...
July 29, 2018 - 6:00am
July 27, 2018
Retrain your brain to say 'yes' to kindness
I think 2 might be my favorite age. Not for my own kids, but for other people's kids. When my children were 2, I was caught up in diapers and...
July 27, 2018 - 7:38am
Heartbeats, the best sound in the world
A few months ago, my husband Jason and I did an embryo transfer. For those of you who've never done in vitro fertilization (IVF), this is the...
July 27, 2018 - 6:17am
July 11, 2018
A family affair? The Dispatch wants to hear from you
With many long-standing businesses in the Brainerd lakes area, we know many are family-owned. Who works with Mom or Dad, or perhaps a spouse,...
July 11, 2018 - 10:13am
June 16, 2018
How old is old enough to stay home alone? The answer might not be obvious
FARGO — As the final bell rings for the 2017-18 school year, parents and children are looking for more freedom. Parental concerns about...
June 16, 2018 - 8:58am
May 20, 2018
Grandparents, stay in the game
When I was asked to write a book to grandparents (Faith Begins At Home Grandparents) I wasn't sure where to begin, as I'm not a grandparent, so I decided to survey over 200 grandparents, where I asked them one simple question: "What prevents you from being a spiritual influence in...
May 20, 2018 - 11:30am