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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Audubon to host Antarctica presentation
Emily: Council denies vacation request
Cass County absentee ballots available
Pine River-Backus School: Property values partially help drive levy increase
Tiger Talk: Inspire Trades is new to PR-B
Partners team up for local fish passage project funding
Football: Patriots fall to Rebels 20-18
Basketball: Clinics at CLC scheduled in October
Area Female Athlete: Wynn helps put the W in PR-B
Outdoor Notes for Sept. 23
John "Jack" T. Thomas
Martha L. Rach
Judith K. Lapke
Pequot Lakes church to host lutefisk supper Sept. 29
3 things for better health - Sept. 17
Brainerd health care facility offers companions to terminally ill
Essentia clinics offer walk-in flu clinics, appointments
Coming Monday: No one dies alone
As I See It: Why study history?
Uncharted: A hike, a speech and a loose-meat sandwich
Vogt's Notes: We welcome letters, but watch your word count
Letter to the editor: Thiede's value to Crow Wing County
Slow down to give and receive kindness
letters to the editor
50th Wedding Anniversary
Births: Sept 2, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
September 21, 2018
The Last Windrow: A time when people pulled together to save a town
The farm house phone rang seven long rings. It was the emergency call set up by the local phone company. Anyone on the line was expected to pick...
September 21, 2018 - 7:30am
September 17, 2018
The Last Windrow: Pheasant hunt memories remain crystal clear
The red-faced rooster pheasant took flight from the standing cornfield and headed out over the flooded cattails. It was a cold South Dakota morning...
September 17, 2018 - 11:00am
September 8, 2018
The Last Windrow: Has anyone seen my annual Minnesota Twins forecast?
I've somehow lost the piece of paper with my 2018 Minnesota Twins prediction scratched on it. The forecast must have slipped out of my computer...
September 8, 2018 - 7:30am
August 30, 2018
The Last Windrow: Reflections on the last week in August
What do you do with the last week of August? Summer is pretty well spent and this is a time for deep thought. I hear the cicadas calling from the deep woods. I see squirrels burying acorns beneath the earth. The rose-breasted grosbeaks have left our bird feeders. There is something...
August 30, 2018 - 8:30am
August 23, 2018
The Last Windrow: The night the music stopped
A broken guitar string in the middle of "Your Cheatin' Heart" stopped the music. We have a bluegrass festival coming to our community this week....
August 23, 2018 - 8:30am
August 18, 2018
The Last Windrow: A short history of a 'real' small business
I've done a lot of things in my life. What I am about to write took 30 years, the bulk of the air I have breathed. It was a good span. None of us know when we graduate from high school what the future might bring. Although the speakers at our graduations advise us to be studious,...
August 18, 2018 - 7:30am
August 10, 2018
After 71 years, Pine River business says farewell
After 71 years of business, the descendants of Walt and Jeannette Silbaugh are saying a bittersweet farewell to business ownership. The Silbaugh's...
August 10, 2018 - 10:00am
August 4, 2018
The Last Windrow: It's high time for summer camping trip
I knew it was coming. The low level "hint" that we go camping before the summer is over. I just heard it this morning while enjoying coffee on the back deck, watching the rose-breasted grosbeaks shelling sunflower seeds from the now dysfunctional bird feeder. The dysfunction caused...
August 4, 2018 - 10:00am
July 28, 2018
The Last Windrow: Everybody loves a parade
The aroma of ether drifted across the parade grounds that December night so long ago. It smelled of danger. This is the time of year that parades...
July 28, 2018 - 9:00am
July 20, 2018
The Last Windrow: How did we survive with no warning labels?
"Be sure to put the shields in place on the power takeoff." Those were the warning words from my farm father as I hooked up the hay baler many...
July 20, 2018 - 8:30am
July 15, 2018
The Last Windrow: Life lessons learned on the farm
I learned certain things on that small Iowa farm that ensured I would reach the mellow age that I have now come to. Things that I did not learn...
July 15, 2018 - 8:30am
July 7, 2018
The Last Windrow: Celebrating the Fourth with a bang
The ominous smell of nitrate hung heavy along the river bottom near the little fireworks shack. It was the week of the Fourth of July near the...
July 7, 2018 - 9:00am
June 29, 2018
The Last Windrow: It was a bad year to show animals at the county fair
Jerry's pig died. My Holstein calf developed a sprained front leg. Randy's sheep jumped the fence and headed up the blacktop toward LeMars. It...
June 29, 2018 - 5:30am
June 23, 2018
The Last Windrow: Hailstorms on the prairie
Gramps spent the hailstorm in the bathtub. Last week's severe thunderstorms brought back memories of the storms that crossed our small farm in Lincoln Township, Plymouth County, Iowa, so many years ago - the days before modern radar was invented and we had to rely on our wits to determine...
June 23, 2018 - 8:00am
June 16, 2018
The Last Windrow: Good luck to recent grads
The bull got up and disappeared over the hill. This is the time of year, after high school graduation, when many young people begin making decisions...
June 16, 2018 - 7:30am