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Sportscaster Mark Rosen to speak at Power of Aging Expo
Should Minnesota allow 2 fishing rods per angler? Republicans say yes, Democrats say no
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
Patriots rally to edge Pillager
Tigers outscored by Onamia 10-7
Track and field: PR-B boys 4th, girls 5th in Pillager
Golf: Patriot girls third at Crosswoods
Pequot girls 1st, boys 2nd at C-I
David Allen Drake
Ronald Lee Hart
Ronald "Joe" Weimer
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 12, 2019
Letter to the editor: Governor's 'new story' isn't new at all
Our governor recently said we should write a new story for Minnesota. In a letter from Mr. Olson, he talked about Minnesota being a leader for the country. I agree that both are certainly possible, but, of course, I believe the new story should be more about individual freedom rather...
April 12, 2019 - 2:30am
March 8, 2019
Letter to the editor: Senators reveal their true nature
On Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, our two senators revealed their true nature by not allowing a vote on Senate Bill 311, known as the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The bill does not change the current law regarding abortions in anyway but merely says that if an abortion results...
March 8, 2019 - 2:30am
February 22, 2019
Letter to the editor: Let's judge people for their character
How embarrassing for Minnesotans to have a congresswoman like Ilhan Omar. First, she wrongly accuses the kids from Covington Catholic High School, saying they had taunted five black men and saying terrible things about rape. We now know all of these things were false and that the...
February 22, 2019 - 2:30am
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
January 4, 2019
Letter to the editor: Immigration law
Senator Klobuchar was on national tv and told untrue stories (she lied) how President Trump had gut punched the Democrats on immigration. She forgets they turned down a compromise offered by Trump, giving them DACA and he would get his wall. That is not a gut punch it's called compromise....
January 4, 2019 - 2:30am
November 2, 2018
Letter to the editor: Candidates must express positions
Last week I spoke with Sen. Smith's office and her campaign about her top priorities. No surprise it involves bigger, more intrusive government, and remarkably the national debt and securing our borders are not in the top five concerns. She does want government-run healthcare, which...
November 2, 2018 - 8:30am
October 21, 2018
Letter to the editor: Vote Democrats out of office
After the circus atmosphere of the confirmation hearings for now Justice Kavanaugh, the Democrats, including our senators and representatives, have gone into full leftist mode. I don't believe their priorities are what most Americans want. In the hearings and in calls to our senators'...
October 21, 2018 - 5:30am
October 4, 2018
Letter to the editor: Kick Klobuchar out of office
It is clear that Sen. Klobuchar has moved dramatically to the left and we need to keep this in mind in November. The Democrats and Sen. Klobuchar stand for the following positions: • Character assassination. They did it to Bork, Justice Thomas, an honorable admiral and now Judge...
October 4, 2018 - 7:30am
July 28, 2018
Letter to the editor: Letter writer misses the point
Once again Mr. Olson continues to miss the point on facts and actions. First, I am not an adoring fan of our president, I would have preferred Ted Cruz. As an example, with the exception of the tariffs on China, I believe the other tariffs are wrong and only serve as a tax on U.S....
July 28, 2018 - 7:30am
July 14, 2018
Letter to the Editor: There's only one set of facts
Steve Olson certainly likes to reference words, not deeds. He said I should Google "Trump quotes that challenge constitutional laws." I did, and it gave me 2,680,000 results, not the 5,500,000 stated by Mr. Olson. If you Google the same phrase but substitute "Obama" for "Trump" you...
July 14, 2018 - 7:30am
July 6, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Response to letter writer's confusion
A letter writer recently criticized both Bob Uppgaard and myself for our separate, independently expressed assessments of President Trump's performance in office, especially of Trump's widely feared anti-stability stands on separation of powers and upholding constitutional law.
July 6, 2018 - 7:30am
June 22, 2018
Letter to the Editor: A response to letter writers
Two recent letters from Steve Olson and Bob Uppgaard speak about our president claiming that "The Declaration of Independence and constitutional law changed that truth for hundreds of years, but now face challenges, in truly frightening ways, by an emerging lawlessness of authoritarianism...
June 22, 2018 - 12:30pm
April 13, 2018
Letter to the editor: A lesson on the Constitution
Mr. Uppgaard from Pequot Lakes should educate himself on the history of our country and the Constitution. He would learn that first and foremost we are a constitutional republic, not a democracy. He would also learn that our founding fathers provided a means to change things if we...
April 13, 2018 - 7:30am
January 4, 2018
Letter to the editor: Tax reduction
Congress passed a tax reduction bill that will in large part reduce taxes for most people. I would have preferred cuts in spending to go along with this. Naturally, there were no Democrats/liberals who voted for a reduction in taxes. They continue to be obstructionist on anything...
January 4, 2018 - 7:30am
December 22, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Response to Mr. Grussing
I appreciate Mr. Grussing's response to my letter regarding political donations. I would note that his original letter focused squarely on "corporations," not unions, and thus my response.
December 22, 2017 - 7:30am