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Minnesota VA commissioner rules in favor of disabled veteran
Tigers Care: Quirky one-woman show kicks off event
22-year-old falls out of moving vehicle, suffers head injury
Celebrate 911 dispatchers week: They're here to help those in distress
Veterans town hall meeting planned in Brainerd
Six Patriots sign on for college sports
Lakeshore Club announces spring events
Girls Golf: Pequot third in season opener
Patriots have new trap team coach
Richard "Rick" Endres
Lois Mary Zavoral
Theodore Prescott Erickson
Grace United Methodist to serve Easter pancakes
Crosslake Christian AG shares Easter events
Our Savior's to host mother-daughter banquet April 24
Public invited to become Make It OK ambassador
Crosslake Lutheran to host monthly Caregiver Support Group
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
Opinion: Easter - Think about it
The Cracker Barrel: Nature notes
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
March 29, 2019
From the Lefthand Corner: A tribute to former President Jimmy Carter
It seems appropriate to express a tribute to our longest-living president while he is still alive. Jimmy Carter stands as grossly underrated among our long list of presidents. He was a one-termer. During that term, he ran afoul of a failing economy and then the Iran crisis. While...
March 29, 2019 - 7:30am
March 14, 2019
From the Lefthand Corner: DFL - a voice of reason
Although it doesn't always do so, a la our state convention last June, the Minnesota DFL Party exhibited its reasonable collective self at our off-year convention or business conference a couple weeks ago. About 350 Central Committee statewide delegates gathered at Eagan High School...
March 14, 2019 - 7:30am
February 19, 2019
From the Lefthand Corner: We truly are surrounded by good in Echoland
We are surrounded by good in our little corner of the world. Not many of the billions of people in lesser climes and circumstance have it anywhere...
February 19, 2019 - 11:00am
February 8, 2019
Letter to the editor: Allow full discourse on all sides of issues
In the letter to the editor from Pat Duffy of Breezy Point, Pat suggests that Pete Abler's column is bigoted and that the Echo Journal is doing a disservice to Pat and other readers. This is the typical response from leftists. If they don't like what you say, they want to shut you...
February 8, 2019 - 5:30am
January 21, 2019
From the Lefthand Corner: 2020 run for president beginning now
Humpty Trumpty sat on his grand wall. Humpty Trumpty had a great fall. All Trumpty's horses and all of Trumpty's men couldn't put poor Trumpty together again. Was it his shutdown of government with no plan to restore? Did he walk out on his wall too far, and fall too far? Will the...
January 21, 2019 - 7:30am
January 4, 2019
From the Lefthand Corner: Choices instead of resolutions
While growing up, I watched and listened to too much talk about New Year's resolutions that didn't resolve, so I don't put much stock in New...
January 4, 2019 - 3:30am
December 10, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: The joy of Christmas
It appears that our Christmas crassness is running at a higher level this year than ever. Christmas selling is overwhelming our consumer society again. The commercialization of Christmas is sailing along unabated. It seems worse than ever to some of us old diehards who think our celebration...
December 10, 2018 - 7:30am
November 30, 2018
Letter to the editor: Letter writer disagrees with columnist
Reading Don Bye's column, one could surmise he believes we should have a one party rule at the state and federal levels - something most Dems opposed when it wasn't in their favor. So the hypocrisy lives on. He laments the outside money spent in the Eighth Congressional District against...
November 30, 2018 - 5:30am
November 25, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: The political pendulum swung a little - to the left
The political pendulum swung a little to the left as a result of the Nov. 6 election. That was true nationally and in our state of Minnesota. All across the nation, in partisan races, more Democrats won and more Republicans lost than has been the case for the last several election...
November 25, 2018 - 7:30am
November 4, 2018
Letter to the editor: Radinovich deserves our vote
Outside money pouring into Minnesota from unidentified sources focused on one thing. They want all Democratic candidates defeated. The biggest victim of this outside money bombardment in this area is our own Joe Radinovich. Dozens of times every day he is bombarded with repetitive...
November 4, 2018 - 2:30pm
As I See It: Of this and that
I seldom agree with Don Bye, the Echo's more liberal columnist, but I'm forced to this week. Undoubtedly, there is too much money in politics. This has almost always been the case and I don't know a constitutional way to change it. I don't want to live with it. But as long as we keep...
November 4, 2018 - 9:30am
October 27, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Beware of ever-increasing influx of money into politics
I didn't realize until last week that I'm a buddy of a Randy Johnson, and I doubt he'll ever know me. Counterpart is probably a better word. Mr. Johnson refers to his 50 years of voting Republican and being a Republican activist for over 50 years. I'll match with straight DFL voting...
October 27, 2018 - 7:30am
October 15, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Women unite - at the ballot box
If women unite in increasing numbers and voting percentage over the next month, we will have better government in 2019. If the recent debacle over the selection of Justice Kavanaugh and rightward turning of our U.S. Supreme Court leave enough women angry, bitter and in a mood to do...
October 15, 2018 - 7:30am
September 30, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: It's better to be good than great
It is "gooder" to have and be happy with all that we have than to ever be striving for some unrealistic and unachievable state of "greatness" built on greed. I'd rather have in Echoland, our state and nation a society that is satisfied with being good to self and others and that is...
September 30, 2018 - 9:30am
September 1, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Our not-so-charitable gambling
A headline in a Minneapolis newspaper recently read, "Charitable gambling in state soars past $2B." It makes it sound like a favorable accomplishment, a growth industry. I don't think our forefathers gave it much thought, and neither did we until a few decades ago. As with many issues,...
September 1, 2018 - 7:30am