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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
PLMS names Students of the Month
Poston applauds Public Facilities Authority grant for Verndale water infrastructure projects
Agendas - Feb. 17
Snow removal on Crow Wing County's agenda
Public invited to Make It OK presentation to reduce mental health stigma
8th-grade Patriots Mid-State champs
Area Male Athlete: Up-tempo Pequot perfect for Schommer
Outdoor Notes for Feb. 17
Girls basketball: Lane named "Miss Basketball" finalist
Dance: Two PL dancers named all-state
Paul F. Caquelin
Joel Brian Carlson
Timothy J. McGuire
Joel Brian Carlson
Jake Haapajoki took his own life as a teen. But his 'Smiles' live on.
Faith: God shows how much He loves us
Senior Menus: Feb. 18-22, 2019
Card games: Feb. 4-8, 2019
Minnesota man survives North Dakota blizzard in his vehicle, but then he's hit with tragic news
Mayor's Notebook: Participate in changing Breezy Point for the better
Grim's Tales: Unexpected challenge of living alone
Guest Opinion: Proposed paid and sick leave legislation is wrong for Minnesota
The Last Windrow: Lessons learned at a country school
Letter to the editor: Nagel's 'Looking Back' is a good read
letters to the editor
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY
Births: Jan. 15, 2019
Dayne Fox- Jennah Fox
Open House For Cecil Kottschade
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
November 29, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Letter writer responds to Abler column
On the Nov. 15 opinion page, Pete Abler's "As I See It" column tried to discredit the right of a woman to choose whether to have an abortion. In my opinion, he asked the wrong question. He focused on the question of viability rather than tackle the more difficult question: "Do the...
November 29, 2018 - 5:30am
November 3, 2018
Letter to the editor: Big money, big profits, big problems
The mid-term election cycle has shown the public how big money can purchase prime time media ads that are painfully shaming of a candidate seeking to serve the public in government. These ads are purchased by individuals and/or corporations who have made big profits, enabling them...
November 3, 2018 - 2:30pm
September 9, 2018
Faith: Obliged to die
Recently, a popular Twin Cities TV journalist announced in a live interview that his cancer had returned. He looked visibly shaken as he responded to questions from his colleague about engaging in a second fight against cancer. Watching him candidly express disappointment, but still...
September 9, 2018 - 6:30am
July 20, 2018
Letter to the editor: Give people a chance to be resilient
This summer's weather prompted me to purchase a load of black dirt, some fertilizer and some grass seed. We have several spots in our yard needing fill and re-seeding for various reasons. I even rented a small front end skid loader to make the dirt distribution a little easier. It's...
July 20, 2018 - 6:30am
July 13, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Our political process needs a change
Recently I have become dismayed over conflicting messages in our political process. Perhaps you too wonder how prominent, successful candidates for office can ignore their party's endorsement process (neighborhood party caucuses and endorsing conventions) by running in the primary...
July 13, 2018 - 7:30am
July 5, 2018
Response to Pete Abler's column
So I thought about Pete Abler's commentary June 28, 2018, "Let's think about immigration" and came up with a few questions: 1. In the illustration of a needy family showing up at your door at dinner time and while you are assessing the situation, their children, obviously famished,...
July 5, 2018 - 7:30am
December 7, 2017
Letter to the editor: Morality vs. the most loving action
In the Nov. 30 Echo, Mr. Peter Abler reaffirms "Morality is not ambiguous." His defense is thorough and honest in response to my letter to the editor (Nov. 23) challenging some of his convictions and assumptions. We do disagree on the nature of morality. While I generally uphold the...
December 7, 2017 - 7:30am
December 1, 2017
As I See It: Morality is not ambiguous
My last column evoked an interesting response from a reader and I want to thank Terry Frovik for a well-written, well-stated response. While I disagree with some of his points, they were absent the vitriolic attacks my columns usually seem to attract.
December 1, 2017 - 7:30am
November 24, 2017
Letter to the editor: Response to 'Whither goest morality?'
In the Nov. 16 "As I See It" column titled "Whither goest morality," Pete Abler makes an important plea for upholding the influence of religion, especially Christianity, in our culture. I applaud his warning that morality and "cultural norms or boundaries" are threatened by those...
November 24, 2017 - 7:30am