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Crow Wing SWCD board to meet in Breezy Point in July
Crow Wing County Board: County grants Line 3 easements to Enbridge
Manhattan Beach: Council names P&Z commissioner
55+ driver discount courses offered in area
Hwy 10 resurfacing east and west of Wadena completed
Baseball: U13 Patriots lose four
Anglers: Consider releasing big sunfish, eat the smaller ones
Please, follow the regulations when boating, fishing and atv riding - MnDNR CO Reports
Stock Car Racing: Winning and racing more than a hobby for Gonskas
Western Minnesota pelicans slowly rebounding
David J. Berres
Vicki Lynn Glunz
Sandra "Sandie" Sue Tricker
Three easy ways to start your day with vegetables
Ask the Master Gardener: It's been a slow start to the growing season
Faith: Father's Day reflection
Senior Menus: June 24-28, 2019
Card games: June 10-14, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: A perfect day
The Last Windrow: Sorting through life's accumulations
Danecdotes: A new appreciation for 'the little things'
Opinion: What do Americans want?
Letter to the editor: President, country deserve respect
letters to the editor
Births: May 29-June 16, 2019
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: May 16-22, 2019
Tom & Peggy Woog
June 23, 2019
Faith: Father's Day reflection
Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all, taught us to pray. We read in St. Matthew's Gospel: "Pray then like this: Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name." (6:9) We know the Lord's prayer continues, but I desire to stop at this point for the sake of meditation. This past weekend...
June 23, 2019 - 5:30am
June 20, 2019
The Pinke Post: Keeping the faith in the future of farming
Last Sunday, my dad, fondly called “Farmer Fred”, was in the pulpit of Sundahl Lutheran church in Aneta, N.D., to be a fill-in preacher....
June 20, 2019 - 6:00am
June 18, 2019
Methodists' stance on homosexuality divides the church
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester declared open opposition to the larger church this month. Months after the global...
June 18, 2019 - 12:10pm
June 9, 2019
Faith: A deep yearning
We all desire to love and to be loved, and we all know the pain of loneliness and lost love. The desire to understand others and to be understood is fundamentally an attempt to feel connected. We are simply not whole by ourselves and require the connection with others that comes most...
June 9, 2019 - 7:00am
June 2, 2019
Faith: Always remember, it's not your faith
Early in my second year of seminary, I was struggling. Struggling with staying on top of my class work. Struggling with making ends meet financially....
June 2, 2019 - 6:30am
May 27, 2019
Faith in Action kicks off fundraiser raffle
Raffle tickets are now available at local businesses for the Faith in Action for Cass County's 13th annual fundraiser raffle. The grand prize is a 2019 Sage Polaris Ranger 570 with an Aluma Trailer. The machine and trailer will be on display at area businesses throughout the raffle...
May 27, 2019 - 3:30am
May 26, 2019
Caregiver Support Group to meet at Crosslake Lutheran Church
The Caregiver Support Group meets from 3-4:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Crosslake Lutheran Church and is for those who care for loved ones with health issues. Gail Smith, parish nurse, facilitates the meetings. Meetings will feature educational topics of interest to those...
May 26, 2019 - 8:30am
Faith: God's law defines perfect love
Do you believe that God's Law is all about His wrath and eternal condemnation? Do you believe you do not need to keep it? Often people, even Christians, believe this; however, this is not what God says about it, but rather that His Law actually defines perfect love. So, we might ask,...
May 26, 2019 - 6:30am
May 19, 2019
Faith: Surprised by beauty
We had been anxiously anticipating the birth of our sixth child in February and silently dreading it. We were approaching the three-year anniversary of the death of our third daughter, Maria, and the birth of our fifth daughter, Lucy, just one week later. What would it be like to...
May 19, 2019 - 6:30am
May 12, 2019
Faith: Spring is here; give thanks for God's creation
As of late, I have been out and about in our community, and I can't help but notice the increase of camper and boat traffic on the roads. Moving our campers and boats out of storage and prepping them for summer most definitely signals the arrival of spring in the Brainerd lakes area!...
May 12, 2019 - 6:30am
May 5, 2019
Faith: Boredom is dangerous to obedience
"What are you doing?" I asked my daughter. "I'm brushing my hair," she responded. At this point, I don't know if I should laugh or cry. "What are you supposed to be doing?" I inquired. "Cleaning the playroom, but I got bored," she replied. I send her back to her assignment of cleaning...
May 5, 2019 - 7:30am
April 28, 2019
Faith: 'Joy to the World'
When I was young, Easter was definitely lower on my list of holiday favorites. How could it compare to opening presents on Christmas morning, or trick-or-treating at Halloween? Sure, we got Easter baskets with some candy, but growing up in the church meant that we had to be at church...
April 28, 2019 - 10:30am
April 21, 2019
Faith: The Triduum and Anamnesis: Keys to Easter
In our common way of thinking, when we say we "remember" something, it generally means we remember simple facts, events or people from the past. I "remember" my address growing up, my third grade teacher and making pyramids out of sugar cubes in fourth grade. Some people are really...
April 21, 2019 - 5:30am
April 14, 2019
Brainerd Family YMCA gets rolling with bicycle commuter program
The Brainerd Family YMCA would like more residents to bicycle to work with two new initiatives intended to encourage those wishing to commute...
April 14, 2019 - 7:00am
Faith: Crosslake Cares (for seniors)
It has been my privilege, for the past year, to serve on the board for a newly formed organization: Crosslake Area Senior Services Inc., aka Crosslake Cares. This not-for-profit organization's purpose is to enhance, promote and develop opportunities for seniors in the greater Crosslake...
April 14, 2019 - 6:30am