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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Stages of ice out
Pine River Market Square to host vendor training
Pine River Seed Library expands its stock
Pine River: City receives maintenance update
Local student earns Excellence in Leadership Award
Spring hunt dog event scheduled April 27
Outdoor Notes for April 21
Trap shooting: Three PL shooters earn perfect 50s
Racing: Halbur stands tall among nation's racers
Six Patriots sign on for college sports
Dona J. Connole
Ryan Alex Kropuenske
Terry A. Ridlon
Lori A. Bereuter
Avoiding medication mayhem: Reducing medication in seniors
Echoing/Journaling Around the Globe-Nickel family
Kennedy to be ordained a Holy Cross priest
Faith: The Triduum and Anamnesis: Keys to Easter
Menopause Mayhem planned April 23
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 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
February 3, 2019
Nagel publishes fourth book
Pequot Lakes author Craig Nagel has published his fourth book, a memoir titled "Looking Back: A 1950s Boyhood." The book is focused in particular...
February 3, 2019 - 4:00am
January 31, 2019
Calendar of events: Feb. 1-24, 2019
FEBRUARY 1 Central Lakes Community Performing Arts: "Masters of the Guitar," by Laurence Jube and Martin Taylor, 7:30 p.m., Chalberg Theatre,...
January 31, 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 21, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: No obligation
Each year it gets a little harder to set aside one's skepticism and enter willingly into the yuletide spirit. In the face of relentless advertising, bombarded by endless special programs on TV, driven near to madness by the broken-record litany of Christmas songs on the radio, I wait...
December 21, 2018 - 7:30am
December 11, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: Easy English isn't
By most measurements, English is a wonderful language. It's enormous, for one thing, containing somewhere between half a million and a million...
December 11, 2018 - 8:00am