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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
CLC students earn horticulture scholarships
WeARE, Men as Peacemakers to host forum on sex trafficking
Hands Off Venezuela vigil scheduled Saturday
Laureen Borden, longtime Crow Wing County treasurer, remembered for her public service
Pequot Lakes: Resident accuses council of harassment over yard
Cobbers have 2 former Road Crew wrestlers
Wrestling: St. Cloud State to offer youth wrestling camps
Sky high grooming for Snocross races
Dance Team: Brainerd hoping to double-up on finals. Aitkin looks to knock off defending state champ Frazee
UNC topples Road Crew 45-23. Section team competition is Saturday
Timothy J. McGuire
Charles "Chuck" William Halstead
Donald E. Sorben
Laureen Estelle Borden
Minnesota man survives North Dakota blizzard in his vehicle, but then he's hit with tragic news
Grim's Grub: The story of Parmentier's potato ruse
Monday Motivator: Developing resilience in children
Why the 'Y'? New CEO talks about changes at nonprofit
Faith: It's winter - rejoice!
Letter to the Editor: Ethanol fix is vital for Minnesota farmers
Letter to the editor: Government of, by and for the people
Sheriff's Corner: It's a good time for a reminder on snowmobile safety and rules
As I See It: Legality, morality and life
Bormett's Vignette: A superb Super Bowl abroad
letters to the editor
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY
Births: Jan. 15, 2019
Dayne Fox- Jennah Fox
Open House For Cecil Kottschade
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
August 18, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Was Tuesday's vote an aberration or a trend?
By the time you read this, our 2018 primary election will be a little bit of history. If early and mail-in ballots are any indication, more Minnesotans will have cast primary votes than we have had for some time. Unfortunately for us DFLers, for some time Republican voters have tended...
August 18, 2018 - 6:30am
August 4, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Comparing congressional candidates: It comes up Radinovich
For a lot of crazy reasons, our 8th District congressional campaign has been pushed to a back burner by the media the last couple months. The craziness started with our respective Republican and DFL conventions, compounded by the following craziness in switching offices to run for,...
August 4, 2018 - 11:00am
July 22, 2018
From the Lefthand Corner: Big Trump and little Trump - Panderers both
Both President Trump and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty have shown us, much too vividly, how candidates for political office can pander their way to election. In Echoland, we've been "blessed," or some of us would say "afflicted," with two years of a president who will say anything to get...
July 22, 2018 - 6:30am