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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
November 27, 2018
READER OPINION: Write us a letter or send us an email
The Pineandlakes Echo Journal welcomes letters on recent articles and current issues. All letters should include the writer's full name, city and a phone number (for verification only).
November 27, 2018 - 12:42pm
November 11, 2018
Reader Opinion: Ready to Serve
I'm extremely grateful for this incredible opportunity to serve Crow Wing County as your next< Sheriff. My family and I enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people during the campaign. Whether it was at a parade, door knocking, the fair, or at community events—the outpouring of...
November 11, 2018 - 8:30am
November 1, 2018
Letter to the editor: Support goes to Goddard for sheriff
In carefully following the Crow Wing County sheriff's race, I have appreciated Capt. Scott Goddard's transparency in making his personnel file readily available to the public. I have had the opportunity to review it and find it to be impeccable. I have also had the opportunity to...
November 1, 2018 - 11:30am
August 27, 2018
Reader Opinion: Thanks to the community
There are absolutely no words to express to the community our thanks to everyone who prayed, supported, encouraged, visited, hugged, phoned, sent cards and a million other things that have been done during Wheaties' illness and his passing away. Thank you to Pete Mohs for your phone...
August 27, 2018 - 5:30am
December 8, 2016
Letter to the editor: Pequot Lakes teams thank store, community
The Pequot Lakes Patriots softball and tennis teams would like to thank Pequot Lakes Supervalu and community members for their generosity during our recent fundraiser over the Thanksgiving holiday. The ongoing support of our community is deeply appreciated. Patriot softball and tennis...
December 8, 2016 - 10:32am
Letter to the Editor: Lakes Area Habitat helps build homes for vets
The 2017 Lakes Area Habitat will begin building up to two homes for veterans in three counties: Crow Wing, Cass and Hubbard. Each Habitat home will cost $95,000 to $100,000 to build. The goal is to raise funds to build eight homes for veterans on donated land east of Nisswa. After...
December 8, 2016 - 10:30am
December 5, 2016
Letter to the Editor: United we stand; divided we fall
We were a nation divided in 2009, when Obama became president. A majority of America agreed that our new president offered hope and an ability to make intelligent decisions using some of the greatest minds in our country as his advisers. President Obama united our country, and 62...
December 5, 2016 - 9:24am
December 1, 2016
Letter to the Editor: This is what they are teaching at a 'Christian' school?
I just read with complete disgust the article "Big Recipes from Little Chefs ..." (Nov. 24, 2016). Actually, I could not even finish the entirety as it was so disturbing. I do not even know where to start. Hunting as a sport is one thing, but torture, cruelty and abuse to animals...
December 1, 2016 - 3:56pm
November 24, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Nisswa Smiles thanks sponsors, supporters
Nisswa Smiles and I are incredibly grateful to all of our 2016 Halloween Candy Buy Back event sponsors, business neighbors and our community neighbors for their support, generosity and compassion. Because of your support, many deserving, actively deployed service men and women will...
November 24, 2016 - 8:40am
November 21, 2016
Letter to the Editor: What have we done?
A Sunday Star Tribune story, "What will Trump mean for Minnesota?" says, in part, the following: "Republican Donald Trump's election comes at a pivotal moment for Minnesota and is nearly certain to bring significant changes to a state that has built strong ties to President Obama's...
November 21, 2016 - 11:56am
Letter to the editor: Boy Scouts well behaved at museum
On a recent afternoon I had the distinct pleasure of guiding the Bear Cub Scout Den of Pequot Lakes Pack 102 on its first visit to the Pequot Lakes Historical Society Museum in the Cole Memorial Building.
November 21, 2016 - 11:55am
Letter to the editor: The sun also rises
It was a spring afternoon beneath dazzling sunshine, and a motorcade rolled slowly past the student union on Purdue's campus in West Lafayette, Ind., where groups of students lined the route. On that day in May 1968, as an undergraduate standing on the front lawn outside my fraternity...
November 21, 2016 - 11:21am
November 4, 2016
Letter to the Editor: Be informed and get involved
Like many of you, I couldn't survive this campaign season without the TV remote's mute button. This is the worst I've seen. I watched debates to see where the candidates stood on issues. Gave up. Researched proposed legislation and emailed the candidates for their position. No luck....
November 4, 2016 - 8:40am
Letter to the Editor: Council member explains his absences
In response to Ross Krautkremer's letter in the Oct. 27 issue about attending budget meetings, there is a reason. The mayor, without seeking input from the council beforehand, suggested/mandated a 2 percent increase to the department heads (which by state law he had no authority to...
November 4, 2016 - 8:39am
November 2, 2016
Letter to the editor: Pequot Lakes Fire Department says thanks
The Pequot Lakes Fire Department would like to thank the Eagle View Elementary School staff for allowing us to speak to the kindergarten through second-grade students about fire prevention/fire safety. We would also like to thank everyone who came to our annual Fire Prevention Open...
November 2, 2016 - 11:20am