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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Resident input sought on Pequot Lakes comp plan
UW-Madison announces area winter graduates
Local students named to St. Cloud State University dean's list
Fall 2017 Dean's List at Bemidji State University
New Casey's General Store
4th-grade Patriots take second
PL 6th-graders consolation champs
Crosslake archers fourth in Hill City
Taking the classroom to the lake
Second golden eagle captured and released at Camp Ripley
Etta Mae Heuberger
Margaret Mary Baxter
Wayne A Hardy
Gerald O. Lehn
3 things for better health - Feb. 19
Heart healthy eating
Pets of the Week
Senior Menus: Feb. 19-23, 2018
Chef's Hat: It's time to lighten up your meals
Commentary: Liars required for 'fake news' to proliferate
The Cracker Barrel: Feeding the birds
Faith Column: Transcendent truth
Browser: Keep reading to earn your mug
The Last Windrow: Remembering a boy's first adventure with family rifle
letters to the editor
Shh...It's a Surprise
Births: Jan. 27, 2018
Jay and Marilyn Brutsman -
Brogle Family 5
Elmer and Val Stephan
letters to the editor
February 16, 2018
Letter to the editor: Thanks for supporting Timber Bay
I would like to thank the communities of Pequot Lakes, Crosslake and Pine River for another successful fundraiser we had Jan. 27 for Timber Bay youth. Bill Agens, Pine River Timber Bay area director
February 16, 2018 - 8:30am
February 15, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Pequot Lakes Historical Society needs your help
The Pequot Lakes Historical Society is located in the basement of the Cole Memorial Building. The building was built for the city in 1936. The following year the city contracted with John Rohr of Marlow Theater from Pine River to show pictures twice a week. Much history follows, many...
February 15, 2018 - 9:30am
Letter to the editor: Looking for poop
The Brainerd Dispatch (Jan. 8) ran a news service story that deserves feedback. The story said the DNR is looking for volunteers to do some field work for spruce grouse research - counting poop! Just when you hope you've heard the last of stupidity of some of the DNR programs, well...
February 15, 2018 - 8:30am
February 3, 2018
Letter to the Editor: DACA and freedom fries
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." We've heard these words, especially immigrants: the ideals on the brass plaque at the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island in New York harbor. My grandparents came through there, from Europe. Oil companies...
February 3, 2018 - 7:30am
February 2, 2018
Letter to the editor: Concerned about Fifty Lakes muni
The Fifty Lakes muni has been around for years - heck, back before I was even born. It has had its ups and downs, bar brawls, but it also was a place of laughter, storytelling, meeting with family/friends, mourning friends/family lost and where many hold a lot of memories.
February 2, 2018 - 7:30am
January 20, 2018
Letter to the editor: Lake associations protect lakes for everyone
At the DNR Roundtable on Jan. 5, and in numerous print and online news stories, some angling organizations have spread the myth that lake associations are trying to shut down access and privatize lakes. I firmly state that the Long Lake Property Owners Association works year-round...
January 20, 2018 - 7:30am
January 19, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Trump's wall of racism
Recently I heard the "initial cost" of Trump's wall of racism at $18 billion. Cost of "maintenance forever" isn't mentioned! What we could do with $18 billion for education, peace, food stamps, healthcare! It won't cost Little Big Man $18 billion; it likely won't cost him a cent,...
January 19, 2018 - 7:30am
January 18, 2018
Letter to the editor: 'Fire and Fury' tells inside story of Oval Office in chaos
"Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," by author Michael Wolff, was the topic for discussion on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" at 6 a.m. Jan. 4. The copy I ordered arrived Thursday, Jan. 11. The author's notes reflect what he learned from his 18 months of fly-on-the-wall status, beginning...
January 18, 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
November 10, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Ideal Green Market to mark second anniversary
The recent opening of the Wirth Cooperative Grocery in North Minneapolis is important because this area was designated a "food desert" and lacked access to fresh foods for its residents. It sends a clear message that residents want access to fresh foods and even though someone is...
November 10, 2017 - 6:30am
November 4, 2017
Letter to the editor: Community support for trainees appreciated
From Oct. 16-27, the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) hosted six trainees hailing from Liberia, Nigeria and Zambia for an intensive hands-on, off-grid solar training. Our guests and RREAL are hoping to bring solar energy systems to their local communities while developing the...
November 4, 2017 - 7:30am
November 3, 2017
Letter to the editor: Public safety vs. adult rights
The letter by Alexis Bylander the week of Oct. 12 about raising the smoking age to 21 is a mixture of myths and fallacies orchestrated by liberals. If I can vote, enlist in the military and be tried as an adult, I can decide for myself if I'd like to have a cigarette. Upon becoming...
November 3, 2017 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Former President G.W. Bush confronts hatred, untruths
Kudos to former President George W. Bush for having the courage to stand up and speak out against bigotry and hatred, which is ruining our country.
November 3, 2017 - 7:30am
November 2, 2017
Letter to the editor: Pine and fake
In his recent letter to the editor, "A burning question," Pineandlakes columnist Pete Abler has expanded his reach, grasping for readers' empathies now from both sides of the opinion aisle. A previous reader's letter (mine) once discounted Mr. Abler's credibility in his decrying the...
November 2, 2017 - 6:30am
October 28, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Let adults make decisions
A recent letter by Alexis Bylander that responded to the letter I wrote about government staying out of our lives was a little disingenuous to say the least and surely short on full disclosure. Ms. Bylander isn't just some casual visitor to Brainerd as claimed - she is the public...
October 28, 2017 - 5:30am