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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
You can look, but don't touch young wildlife of spring
Grass fire season underway: Fires burn near Nisswa, Brainerd
Driver discount course offered in Pequot Lakes
Stages of ice out
Pine River Market Square to host vendor training
Inside the Outdoors: A riot of robins, a whisper of woodcock
Woodtick Wheelers to host spring meeting May 4
Spring hunt dog event scheduled April 27
Outdoor Notes for April 21
Trap shooting: Three PL shooters earn perfect 50s
Ronald "Joe" Weimer
Jean A. Vinje
Dona J. Connole
Program in Longville to teach fall management
Onions, or how Chicago got its name
Avoiding medication mayhem: Reducing medication in seniors
Echoing/Journaling Around the Globe-Nickel family
Kennedy to be ordained a Holy Cross priest
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 13, 2019
Fraud fallout: Local politicos comment on statewide child care fraud scandal
State-funded child care services across Minnesota are getting a long, hard look amid fallout from a fraud scandal that first broke early last...
April 13, 2019 - 5:00am
April 12, 2019
Walz declares Minnesota’s commitment to pollinators
ST. PAUL - Minnesota state agencies are fighting for pollinators. An executive order by Gov. Tim Walz affirmed the importance of pollinators...
April 12, 2019 - 12:50pm
April 11, 2019
Gun control debate flares up in St. Paul during 2019 legislative session
For better or worse, the issue of gun regulation has reared its ugly head again. Since mid-February, the wedge issue reasserted itself in Minnesota...
April 11, 2019 - 5:00am
April 8, 2019
Minnesota hands-free cellphone bill clears on way to final vote
ST. PAUL - Minnesota is close to joining 17 other states and the District of Columbia in requiring drivers to use hands-free technology when...
April 8, 2019 - 5:37pm
April 4, 2019
Cass County Board: Commissioners support more state transportation funding, but not for light rail
WALKER—After reviewing the county's 2018 highway department annual report Tuesday, April 2, the Cass County Board voted to support only...
April 4, 2019 - 6:00pm
March 30, 2019
Guest Opinion: It's time to eliminate fraud and waste in state programs
One of the most important duties I have as state representative is to ensure that your tax dollars are being spent wisely, efficiently, and in a way that provides transparency for taxpayers. A huge part of that involves working to root out waste, fraud, and abuse in our public programs....
March 30, 2019 - 6:30am
March 25, 2019
Layman advocates for broadband, Line 3 and roads
This session, I'm privileged to serve on the Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division. This assignment provides me the opportunity to advocate for infrastructure and other improvements to continue developing the economies in our area and other rural parts of...
March 25, 2019 - 7:30am
March 23, 2019
Advocate group banks on legislation, coalitions to bolster declining day cares
The current state of Minnesotan day cares is anything but child's play. And, when child care is one of the top issues facing Minnesota's labor...
March 23, 2019 - 5:00am
March 22, 2019
Poston shares disaster recovery information for farmers impacted by snow and flooding
In response to building collapses and other damage suffered as a result of inclement weather, Rep. John Poston, R-Lake Shore, reminded local...
March 22, 2019 - 4:30am
March 13, 2019
Crow Wing County Board: Board hires AIS prevention plan coordinator
Crow Wing County's plan to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species this year differs from previous years—and that's a good thing,...
March 13, 2019 - 9:00am
March 3, 2019
Guest Opinion: Working toward a state budget that puts Minnesotans first
Last week, Gov. Tim Walz released his first budget proposal as our governor. State law requires the governor to present a budget to the Legislature in odd-numbered years. The proposal signals the governor's spending and policy priorities and helps shape the broader conversation around...
March 3, 2019 - 7:30am
February 18, 2019
Should Minnesota require a civics credit? Lawmakers are weighing that
ST. PAUL - Minnesota high school students would be required to take a course in government and citizenship under a proposal up for consideration...
February 18, 2019 - 6:22pm
February 17, 2019
Guest Opinion: Proposed paid and sick leave legislation is wrong for Minnesota
Late last month, Democrats held a hearing in the House Labor Committee for a proposal that would require Minnesota employers to provide up to 24 weeks of paid sick and family leave, per year, for their employees. If I was at a speaking engagement, I would let that hang there for a...
February 17, 2019 - 7:30am
February 11, 2019
Minnesota lawmakers aim to boost teacher diversity, shrink achievement gap
ST. PAUL -- A bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers is hopeful that data illustrating the state is one of the worst in the nation when it comes...
February 11, 2019 - 4:56pm
Fatal deer disease poses 'beast' of a problem for Minnesota lawmakers
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers agree that scientists should get nearly $2 million to create a test that would detect a fatal disease in deer....
February 11, 2019 - 4:07pm