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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pine River Watershed Alliance to host annual meeting
Police Blotter - June 15, 2019
Sheriff's office places Pickar on paid administrative leave
Cass County Community Outreach Day set June 18
'A consummate professional': Longtime journalist Lew Hudson dies
Golf results - June 13, 2019
Auto Racing: Superbikes take on BIR's historic track for Double Sprints this weekend
Avon tips Lightning 6-5
'It was a fun ride. It ended way too quick': Gabriele Grunewald's father remembers her passion
Running: Registration open for Grandpa's Run for the Walleye
Wynefred D. Johnsen
Richard (Rick) David Markstrom
Jesse Allen Woods
Lowell Allan Bohlke
Senior Menus: June 17-21, 2019
Card games: June 3-7, 2019
Maple Hill Church to hold annual brat sale
Our Savior's offers free meal, free concert
Chef's Hat: Smells of the season: It's time to fire up the grill
Ask a Trooper: Across the line
Sheriff's Corner: ATV season is here, so be sure to ride safe
The Last Windrow: Corn field mistake acknowledged 30 years later
Vogt's Notes: Stop to offer up prayers for crash victims
Letter to the editor: Pride is not self-respect
letters to the editor
Births: May 16-22, 2019
Tom & Peggy Woog
Births: May 3-15, 2019
Births: May 9, 2019
June 10, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: Emergent marvels
I stare out the window of my writing studio, surrounded by trees, and my eyes slowly focus on the leaves. Oak leaves, birch leaves, popple leaves, the tubular needles of red pines and white pines and spruce. All the leaves. Good Lord, there are thousands of them, millions perhaps,...
June 10, 2019 - 8:30am
May 30, 2019
As I see it: Reflections from Memorial Day 2019
I'm not certain we as a nation have a full appreciation of the meaning of Memorial Day and the other annual patriotic observances and celebrations....
May 30, 2019 - 7:30am
May 26, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: A piece of paradise
One of humanity's most treasured notions is the concept of paradise. From the book of Genesis to the Bhagavad Gita, from the Quran to the haiku...
May 26, 2019 - 8:00am
May 24, 2019
Vogt's Notes: Nominate a deserving Pequot Lakes area citizen, business
I'm not sure if anyone noticed, but the Echo Journal didn't announce a Pequot Lakes area Citizen of the Year at the end of 2018. That's because...
May 24, 2019 - 10:00am
May 13, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: Mister Curiosity
Five hundred years ago last week, on May 2, 1519, a well-known Italian died in France. Known to us as Leonardo da Vinci, or simply Leonardo, he was an intensely curious man whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics,...
May 13, 2019 - 5:30am
April 27, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: A special day
From its very beginning back in 1872, Arbor Day has always been unusual. Its founder, J. Sterling Morton, described it this way: "Arbor Day is not like other holidays. Each of those reposes in the past. Arbor Day proposes for the future." It does this by planting. Planting trees,...
April 27, 2019 - 6:30am
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