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National interests converge on Brainerd in US's only gray wolf delisting hearing
Bar video sought in fatal Minnesota crash investigation
'There is no pardon for me': Minnesota survivor faces man who raped her
Pine River Library, River Fitness restart 5K event
Stauber, Klobuchar, Smith applaud $190000 EDA grant for Itasca County
Anglers: Consider releasing big sunfish, eat the smaller ones
Please, follow the regulations when boating, fishing and atv riding - MnDNR CO Reports
Stock Car Racing: Winning and racing more than a hobby for Gonskas
Western Minnesota pelicans slowly rebounding
Inside the Outdoors: A bug for every season
David J. Berres
Vicki Lynn Glunz
Sandra "Sandie" Sue Tricker
Three easy ways to start your day with vegetables
Ask the Master Gardener: It's been a slow start to the growing season
Faith: Father's Day reflection
Senior Menus: June 24-28, 2019
Card games: June 10-14, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: A perfect day
The Last Windrow: Sorting through life's accumulations
Danecdotes: A new appreciation for 'the little things'
Opinion: What do Americans want?
Letter to the editor: President, country deserve respect
letters to the editor
Births: May 29-June 16, 2019
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: May 16-22, 2019
Tom & Peggy Woog
May 30, 2019
As I see it: Reflections from Memorial Day 2019
I'm not certain we as a nation have a full appreciation of the meaning of Memorial Day and the other annual patriotic observances and celebrations....
May 30, 2019 - 7:30am
May 16, 2019
As I See It: Mother's Day - the day after
It's early Monday morning and life returns to normal. The two to four weeks of hype over what to get and what to do for Mother's Day is now over and it's time to move on to the next reason to have a sale - Memorial Day. The issue for me is - Easter and Christmas are probably more...
May 16, 2019 - 10:30am
May 12, 2019
Letter to the editor: Column was absolutely offensive
I have been a summer resident in Nisswa for 53 years and have enjoyed every aspect of being able to call Nisswa my second home. In my teens I was lucky enough to even spend my summers working in Nisswa. My parents, and now I, have had a subscription to the Echo for as long as I can...
May 12, 2019 - 12:30pm
May 3, 2019
As I See It: Impeach him!
The accounts of Jesus Christ's Passion in the Bible sure seem to resemble what is going on in the national political arena today. The High Priest tore his garments and asked the crowd, "What further proof do we need, he has blasphemed!" The crowd was moved by activists to ask for...
May 3, 2019 - 7:30am
April 21, 2019
As I See It: Humility can change our lives
Thinking back to when I was a young boy growing up in Milwaukee, the Easter season was just as special as Christmas. Even better, it was spring and the grass was greening up and there was lots of evidence of new life. Schools and most stores closed at noon on Good Friday, and nearly...
April 21, 2019 - 2:30am
April 5, 2019
As I See It: Of this and that
Our English language is really taking a self-inflicted beating lately. On my way into a local grocery store I noticed a sign that said the store welcomed service animals. The intriguing part of the sign was printed below the welcome message. It stated, "Impersonating a Service Animal...
April 5, 2019 - 7:30am
March 21, 2019
As I See It: Who can we trust?
Events and revelations of the past few months are quite disturbing and may lead one to think the federal government is really not doing its job at protecting the American people. On the international side we seem to be relatively secure. But on the domestic front things aren't quite...
March 21, 2019 - 2:30am
March 7, 2019
As I See It: Civics 101 and why we need term limits
I get a lot of inspiration from letters written by people who just seem to miss the mark when they are trying to make a point. Last week, several papers carried a letter in which the writer stated, "The job of our hired politicians is to follow the will of the people." Nice thought;...
March 7, 2019 - 8:30am
February 21, 2019
As I See It: Illegal immigration - do the political math
The actual cost of illegal immigration is really hard to determine. Just search for this question on the internet and then be prepared to spend the rest of the day trying to choose between the sources, figures and methodology to arrive at something close to the truth. Some sources...
February 21, 2019 - 7:30am
February 11, 2019
As I See It: Legality, morality and life
This has been a very disturbing few weeks for those who believe in the sanctity of human life. So many predictions of the future negative results of Roe v. Wade have come true that there really doesn't seem to be a light at the end of this tunnel of lunacy. In their decision, the...
February 11, 2019 - 7:30am
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
February 1, 2019
Letter to the editor: Column is disservice to readers
When you publish the bigoted piece As I See It by Pete Abler as either news, information or reality, you do a disservice to me and your readers. His anti-Democrat drivel is not honest or helpful in today's political situation. We need to make compromises with both parties and stop...
February 1, 2019 - 2:30am
January 31, 2019
Letter to the editor: Read poet Frost's 'Mending Wall'
Sometimes writers take phrases out of context and use famous names to confirm their point of view. This was the case last Thursday in Pete Abler's column, "Good fences do make good neighbors." If one reads the entire poem, "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost (m.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/mending-wall),...
January 31, 2019 - 2:30am
January 24, 2019
As I See It: Good fences do make good neighbors
"Good fences make good neighbors," is an old proverb in many cultures and languages that is quoted twice in a poem by Robert Frost. A modern person would slap himself on the forehead and say, "Well, duh," isn't this common sense? Since humans started roaming the earth they have likely...
January 24, 2019 - 8:30am
January 13, 2019
As I See It: I've got a secret
Some of us are old enough to remember the television game show with that name - I've got a secret. In Minnesota, today our state government - specifically the secretary of state - is playing his own version of that show with information that has been deemed as public information....
January 13, 2019 - 7:30am