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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 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 17, 2019
Reminders: May 18-21, 2019
Bird City Celebrate Crosslake's status as a Minnesota Audubon Bird City from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground. Enjoy migratory bird counts and bird walks (with binoculars provided), bird banding, birding exhibits and a presentation...
May 17, 2019 - 5:30am
May 15, 2019
Pequot Lakes writers to sign books May 18
Four Pequot Lakes area writers will sign copies of their books from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, on the porch of Timeless Appeal in Pequot Lakes, at the corner of County Road 11 and Rasmussen Road. Participants are: T.J. Jones, author of "My Sister's Detective" and "My Sister's...
May 15, 2019 - 8:30am
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 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
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 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 16, 2019
Letter to the editor: Nagel's 'Looking Back' is a good read
Local author Craig Nagel has written a delightful book called "Looking Back." He recalls growing up in a small town near Chicago in the 1950s. Each chapter is an adventure in the mind of a boy living and learning about life. This book will bring back fond memories to the older generation...
February 16, 2019 - 5:30am
February 7, 2019
Calendar of events: Feb. 7-23, 2019
FEBRUARY 7-10 MnUSA Winter Rendezvous, Cragun's Resort 9 Author Craig Nagel book launch, 10 a.m., Pequot Lakes Library 12 Central Lakes College...
February 7, 2019 - 10:00am
Nagel revisits childhood in new book. Launch party planned Saturday
Craig Nagel has always been a writer, from news to novels. However, his latest project, "Looking Back: A 1950s Boyhood," is a delve into something...
February 7, 2019 - 8:00am
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