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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Crow Wing County: Tax-forfeited property for sale despite objections
Celebrating June Dairy Days
Crow Wing County Land Sale set for Friday
Pequot Lakes Middle School honor roll
Crow Wing SWCD board to meet in Breezy Point in July
Athletics: The Iron Woman: Local woman is training for her 2nd Ironman triathlon in Canada
Inside the Outdoors: Gray wolf may be the "third rail" of wildlife management
Baseball: U13 Patriots lose four
Anglers: Consider releasing big sunfish, eat the smaller ones
Please, follow the regulations when boating, fishing and atv riding - MnDNR CO Reports
David J. Berres
Donald T Schmalenberg
Chef's Hat: Mix a cold drink to enjoy a hot summer day
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
The Cracker Barrel: A perfect day
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
letters to the editor
Births: May 29-June 16, 2019
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: May 16-22, 2019
Tom & Peggy Woog
As I See It
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 16, 2019
As I See It: Mother's Day - the day after
It's early Monday morning and life returns to normal. The two to four weeks of hype over what to get and what to do for Mother's Day is now over and it's time to move on to the next reason to have a sale - Memorial Day. The issue for me is - Easter and Christmas are probably more...
May 16, 2019 - 10:30am
May 3, 2019
As I See It: Impeach him!
The accounts of Jesus Christ's Passion in the Bible sure seem to resemble what is going on in the national political arena today. The High Priest tore his garments and asked the crowd, "What further proof do we need, he has blasphemed!" The crowd was moved by activists to ask for...
May 3, 2019 - 7:30am
April 21, 2019
As I See It: Humility can change our lives
Thinking back to when I was a young boy growing up in Milwaukee, the Easter season was just as special as Christmas. Even better, it was spring and the grass was greening up and there was lots of evidence of new life. Schools and most stores closed at noon on Good Friday, and nearly...
April 21, 2019 - 2:30am
April 5, 2019
As I See It: Of this and that
Our English language is really taking a self-inflicted beating lately. On my way into a local grocery store I noticed a sign that said the store welcomed service animals. The intriguing part of the sign was printed below the welcome message. It stated, "Impersonating a Service Animal...
April 5, 2019 - 7:30am
March 21, 2019
As I See It: Who can we trust?
Events and revelations of the past few months are quite disturbing and may lead one to think the federal government is really not doing its job at protecting the American people. On the international side we seem to be relatively secure. But on the domestic front things aren't quite...
March 21, 2019 - 2:30am
March 7, 2019
As I See It: Civics 101 and why we need term limits
I get a lot of inspiration from letters written by people who just seem to miss the mark when they are trying to make a point. Last week, several papers carried a letter in which the writer stated, "The job of our hired politicians is to follow the will of the people." Nice thought;...
March 7, 2019 - 8:30am
February 21, 2019
As I See It: Illegal immigration - do the political math
The actual cost of illegal immigration is really hard to determine. Just search for this question on the internet and then be prepared to spend the rest of the day trying to choose between the sources, figures and methodology to arrive at something close to the truth. Some sources...
February 21, 2019 - 7:30am
February 11, 2019
As I See It: Legality, morality and life
This has been a very disturbing few weeks for those who believe in the sanctity of human life. So many predictions of the future negative results of Roe v. Wade have come true that there really doesn't seem to be a light at the end of this tunnel of lunacy. In their decision, the...
February 11, 2019 - 7:30am
February 1, 2019
Letter to the editor: Column is disservice to readers
When you publish the bigoted piece As I See It by Pete Abler as either news, information or reality, you do a disservice to me and your readers. His anti-Democrat drivel is not honest or helpful in today's political situation. We need to make compromises with both parties and stop...
February 1, 2019 - 2:30am
January 24, 2019
As I See It: Good fences do make good neighbors
"Good fences make good neighbors," is an old proverb in many cultures and languages that is quoted twice in a poem by Robert Frost. A modern person would slap himself on the forehead and say, "Well, duh," isn't this common sense? Since humans started roaming the earth they have likely...
January 24, 2019 - 8:30am
January 13, 2019
As I See It: I've got a secret
Some of us are old enough to remember the television game show with that name - I've got a secret. In Minnesota, today our state government - specifically the secretary of state - is playing his own version of that show with information that has been deemed as public information....
January 13, 2019 - 7:30am
December 30, 2018
As I See It: Farewell 2018
There're only a few days left in 2018. If you were writing a novel or a screenplay and you included the drama and events of this past year, do you think anyone would take it seriously? These two sentences were written on Dec. 13 to try and get my brain started in forming my final...
December 30, 2018 - 9:30am
December 16, 2018
As I See It: After the soul is gone
I'm a fan of many types of music and artists. Bobby Bare had a song years ago titled, "Nashville is Rough on the Living, But She Really Speaks Well of the Dead." It appears you could substitute "Washington, D.C.," "The Washington Post" or "The New York Times" for "Nashville" and it...
December 16, 2018 - 7:30am
November 30, 2018
As I See It: Poverty is a problem worth fixing
It's a week after Thanksgiving. Most of us are probably still feeling the effects of consuming the standard meal and days of leftovers. Some of us may have participated in the insanity of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the other gimmicks the business communities and ad agencies have...
November 30, 2018 - 8:30am