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Sportscaster Mark Rosen to speak at Power of Aging Expo
Should Minnesota allow 2 fishing rods per angler? Republicans say yes, Democrats say no
You can look, but don't touch young wildlife of spring
Grass fire season underway: Fires burn near Nisswa, Brainerd
Driver discount course offered in Pequot Lakes
Patriots rally to edge Pillager
Tigers outscored by Onamia 10-7
Track and field: PR-B boys 4th, girls 5th in Pillager
Golf: Patriot girls third at Crosswoods
Pequot girls 1st, boys 2nd at C-I
David Allen Drake
Ronald Lee Hart
Ronald "Joe" Weimer
Dona J. Connole
Program in Longville to teach fall management
Onions, or how Chicago got its name
Avoiding medication mayhem: Reducing medication in seniors
Echoing/Journaling Around the Globe-Nickel family
Kennedy to be ordained a Holy Cross priest
As I See It: Humility can change our lives
The Last Windrow: This isn't the first time spring arrives late on the farm
Danecdotes: This week in less-discussed history
Letter to the editor: Embracing the Word
Letter to the editor: Vote 'yes' on PR-B School referendum
letters to the editor
Births: Jan. 30-March 7, 2019
Dr. Joy Harris - Zeno Rausa
Births: Jan. 1-15, 2019
Essentia Health - St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd, births
April 19, 2019
Danecdotes: This week in less-discussed history
I haven't exactly been secretive about my fondness for history over the past few years. I've loved the subject since I was young, so much so...
April 19, 2019 - 7:30am
April 14, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: Nature notes
Ever get a word in your mind that won't go away, but which you can't remember the meaning of? I had that happen the other day, and it nearly...
April 14, 2019 - 2:30am
March 31, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: The skeptic and the snow fleas
Author's note: This column first appeared in the Echo many years ago, and was later revised for publication in my book, "A Sense of Wonder."...
March 31, 2019 - 7:30am
Breezy Point Mayor's Notebook: Give a hand to our public works department
As I write this, it is starting to look like spring is almost here. Looking back on the seemingly never-ending winter we just went through, I...
March 31, 2019 - 2:30am
March 23, 2019
The Last Windrow: Who's ready for the annual Minnesota Twins forecast?
It is that time of year again. A time of the year when the Minnesota Twins are about to return to the tundra with their sunburned skin and full...
March 23, 2019 - 7:30am
March 17, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: Poor Richard
"Poor Richard's Almanack" was a yearly almanac published in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin, writing under the name of "Poor Richard" or "Richard...
March 17, 2019 - 2:30am
March 11, 2019
Bormett's Vignette: Memory-filled playlists keep me grounded
Change is inevitable, but it can be difficult adjusting to new circumstances. As odd as it may sound, the biggest shift in my life lately is...
March 11, 2019 - 7:30am
March 3, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: Mental antifreeze
Admit it. We're at that point of winter where some of us need help. Between the recent bouts of fuel-gobbling cold, roof-threatening snow and mood-numbing cloudiness, we find little to lift our spirits, short of a paid-for ticket to someplace south or possibly a three-month nap. But...
March 3, 2019 - 8:30am
February 18, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: A sense of wonder
Kids come by it naturally. A stone, a leaf, a snowflake - any object, no matter how ordinary, can be transformed by the mind of a child into...
February 18, 2019 - 10:00am
February 17, 2019
Mayor's Notebook: Participate in changing Breezy Point for the better
A couple of years ago, when I was elected to my second term as Breezy Point's mayor, I was asked by your intrepid Echo Journal reporter to write...
February 17, 2019 - 10:00am
February 10, 2019
Bormett's Vignette: A superb Super Bowl abroad
Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone. For many, this event means hosting parties with a living room full of appetizers, drinks and good company....
February 10, 2019 - 10:00am
February 5, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: Benjamin Franklin
"Benjamin Franklin is the Founding Father who winks at us. An ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned...
February 5, 2019 - 11:00am
January 20, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: 'Norwegian Wood'
Two months ago, for her birthday, my wife received a lovely gift from a dear friend. The gift, a book, is titled "Norwegian Wood" and subtitled...
January 20, 2019 - 3:30am
January 8, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: 1491
Every so often a book comes along that changes the way we think about the world. Charles C. Mann's 1491 is one of them. Subtitled "New Revelations...
January 8, 2019 - 3:30am
December 25, 2018
'Ain't no ox can fly!'
Lynn Scharenbroich wrote this tall tale several years ago for the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association's Inkslinger newsletter. Paul and his...
December 25, 2018 - 8:00am