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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Susan G. Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure: Breast cancer survivor promotes education
Making the Grade: June 24, 2019
Falls prevention: A Matter of Balance
Larson graduates from basic military training
Agendas - June 23
Stock Car Racing: Winning and racing more than a hobby for Gonskas
Inside the Outdoors: A bug for every season
Golf results: June 22, 2019
Rescuing a raptor: Neighbors, volunteers return eaglet to nest
Baseball: Meister named MVP for Patriots
Paul D. MacPherson
George J. Reed
Vicki Lynn Glunz
Joanne Mae Drew
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 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
Sheriff's Corner: There are rules regarding water rafts on Minnesota lakes
letters to the editor
Births: May 29-June 16, 2019
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: May 16-22, 2019
Tom & Peggy Woog
May 4, 2019
Letter to the editor: Who aren't these people?
Just when sanity seems forever lost in a land once known as "America the Beautiful," you catch a glimmer of hope, a beacon, shining out across our fly-over country in central lakes Minnesota. In an April 24 opinion letter to the Brainerd Dispatch, "Who are these people?", a writer...
May 4, 2019 - 2:30am
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
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
February 14, 2019
Letter to the editor: Government of, by and for the people
Up north, we the people live in the "land of sky-blue waters." Although certainly in the middle of a "blue" state, we are nevertheless, in one way, deep in a "red" zone. Last autumn, just before midterm elections, the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College hosted a candidate forum,...
February 14, 2019 - 2:30am
November 17, 2018
Letter to the editor: This is a new dawn
Dark days in America. A society torn. Lingering military conflict. A nation divided by sharp-edged politics and by withering, clashing, moral grievances, and marred by atrocities. A woman wearing angelic-white emerges in front of a large crowd, takes the stage holding a microphone,...
November 17, 2018 - 2:30am
October 29, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Choose candidate with one clear voice
In the race for Minnesota House District 10A representative, the debate hosted by Lakeland PBS unfolded as a face-off of opposing voices. Candidate for House or Representative Dale Menk came forward as calm, open-minded and willing to listen to all sides through his thoughtful, reflective...
October 29, 2018 - 5:30am
October 14, 2018
Letter to the editor: Loopholes for bullet holes?
Mass shootings, with thousands killed since 2013. In America. Land of the highest rate of gun-caused mortalities in the world. Dreams transformed into nightmares. Lives shattered and gone. Yet, here we lie: loopholes enabling bullet holes. Shattered lives and body counts go on. How...
October 14, 2018 - 5:30am
September 8, 2018
Letter to the editor: A country divided - from the top down
A nation mourns, while its president goes golfing and tweeting. One of my dear family relatives recently wrote me that she felt overwhelmingly dismayed that "one man could destroy so much good." Another relative, by contrast, wrote to me that he believed one of my internet news sites,...
September 8, 2018 - 6:30am
August 3, 2018
Letter to the editor: Following the despot's heel
In his recent "As I see it: Context for history?" opinion, columnist Pete Abler raises interesting points regarding the nuances of history.
August 3, 2018 - 5:00am
July 19, 2018
Letter to the editor: False witnesses
The oath of office every incoming U.S. president takes declares, "I do solemnly swear that I will ... preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." A scriptural view of the oath is woven into the eighth of The Ten Commandments, calling for affirmation not to...
July 19, 2018 - 7:30am
July 14, 2018
Letter to the Editor: There's only one set of facts
Steve Olson certainly likes to reference words, not deeds. He said I should Google "Trump quotes that challenge constitutional laws." I did, and it gave me 2,680,000 results, not the 5,500,000 stated by Mr. Olson. If you Google the same phrase but substitute "Obama" for "Trump" you...
July 14, 2018 - 7:30am
July 6, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Response to letter writer's confusion
A letter writer recently criticized both Bob Uppgaard and myself for our separate, independently expressed assessments of President Trump's performance in office, especially of Trump's widely feared anti-stability stands on separation of powers and upholding constitutional law.
July 6, 2018 - 7:30am
June 8, 2018
Letter to the editor: Let truth be told
Truth, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. It is oddly remarkable that Echo Journal columnist Pete Abler entitles his opinion essays "As I See It," since, astoundingly, he recently declared that "truth" is "not negotiable." Truth, over the ages, has evolved. The flat-Earth...
June 8, 2018 - 7:30am
April 12, 2018
Letter to the editor: Do the jerk
Baby boomers remember it as a dance craze. Like the shing-a-ling and the boogaloo, it was real-life drama out on the dance floor, if you could dig it. Today, it's back - with a new twist. You've seen their theatrics, heard them, watched them in action, these nouveau social dance artists,...
April 12, 2018 - 7:30am
February 22, 2018
Letter to the editor: Fate of the union
In the wake of the unthinkable, unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable happening once again, this time in Parkland, Florida, the nation has once again been riveted, torn and starkly divided on defining and taking preventative actions. A student-survivor at Parkland, aspiring journalist...
February 22, 2018 - 2:30pm