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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Crow Wing County road maintenance continues this week
The Regional Report: Aitkin group raising funds to update almost 70-year-old choir robes
March for Life in Brainerd set Jan. 22
Tech Savvy: Flying taxis and robots
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
Successful snowmobile rides start with safety mindset
Area Girls Basketball: Pirates prevail over W-DC. PL's Lane reaches 2,000 career points
James Norman Nelson
Stuart D. DeMenge
Hannah C. Call
Pine River United Methodist Church makes donation
Senior Menus: Jan. 21-25, 2019
Faith: Encouragement for a discouraged world
New coalition aims to snuff out tobacco use by working together
Card games: Jan. 7-11, 2019
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
Sheriff's Corner: A snapshot of 2018
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 10, 2019
Letter to the editor: Act of kindness greatly appreciated
I have been a resident of Pequot Lakes for over four years. I am a retired nurse from the Robbinsdale area and have always wanted to live in this area. My mom and grandma lived in Swanburg for many years so I have spent most of my life in the area. I love this community and the smaller...
January 10, 2019 - 2:30am
January 4, 2019
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 28, 2018
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 21, 2018
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
Letter to the editor: Vacation rental rules questioned
Abortion rights legal. Vacation rental rights not. America's founders clearly understood that protecting private property is the foundation for wealth building and protecting freedom itself. Our Pequot City Council just made an "ordinance" forbidding a private property owner to rent...
December 21, 2018 - 2:30am
December 14, 2018
Letter to the editor: Support Green New Deal resolution
I am the grandmother of seven grandchildren. I am extremely afraid of the kind of world they will live in if we do not stop climate change. United Nations climate scientists tell us we have just 12 years to move our country off fossil fuels to avoid catastrophic climate disaster....
December 14, 2018 - 2:30am
December 13, 2018
Letter to the editor: 'I know nothing'
Do you remember Sgt. Schultz from "Hogan's Heroes?" His favorite line when questioned by the prisoners at Stalag 13 was, "I know nothing." It seems many of the Democrats and the media think the same way. They want you to know nothing, hear nothing, see nothing or say nothing. If you...
December 13, 2018 - 2:30am
December 3, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Paying someone else's taxes
Economics rules our modern, "civilized" lives. We've allowed this system to become so complex, it's not understandable. This allows abuses to slide through like crazy. Ask economists a question, you'll get opposite answers, sometimes from the same economist. They'll give an answer,...
December 3, 2018 - 2:30am
December 1, 2018
Letter to the editor: Investing in the future
Few public buildings demonstrate community pride like schools. On April 10, voters approved a $145.7 million bond referendum to significantly improve the quality of educational facilities throughout the Brainerd Public School District over the next four years. With enrollment expected...
December 1, 2018 - 5:30am
Letter to the editor: Paid advertising pitches alternative facts
An economic legacy in progress. A brand-new, relocated oil pipeline, rerouted right through our central lakes area. More than 8,600 new jobs. Millions in tax dollars. Meeting Minnesota's future energy needs. Really good for our community. Local businesses catering meals-to-go for...
December 1, 2018 - 2:30am
November 30, 2018
Letter to the editor: Community support deserves big thank you
The owner members, staff and board of the Ideal Green Market Cooperative would like to thank the community for its support of our Farm to Table Lunch and Silent Auction on Nov. 10. A special thanks goes to our neighbor, Jeff Feldman at the Old Milwaukee Club, for supplying the staff...
November 30, 2018 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Letter writer disagrees with columnist
Reading Don Bye's column, one could surmise he believes we should have a one party rule at the state and federal levels - something most Dems opposed when it wasn't in their favor. So the hypocrisy lives on. He laments the outside money spent in the Eighth Congressional District against...
November 30, 2018 - 5:30am
November 29, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Letter writer responds to Abler column
On the Nov. 15 opinion page, Pete Abler's "As I See It" column tried to discredit the right of a woman to choose whether to have an abortion. In my opinion, he asked the wrong question. He focused on the question of viability rather than tackle the more difficult question: "Do the...
November 29, 2018 - 5:30am