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DNR commissioner delivers update to Crow Wing County Board
Brainerd City Council: Lager that lingers - City staff to review brewery odor regulations
State fire marshal investigates Crosby apartment fire
Crow Wing County schedules public hearing about budget, levy
Nisswa: Dullum will be remembered as 'Mr. Nisswa'
Area Girls Hockey: Lightning shade Detroit Lakes in OT
Women's Hockey: U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame Faceoff Classic 'fantastic' event
Junior Hockey: North Iowa dominates North Stars
PL 8th-graders achieve perfect season
Girls hockey: Lightning win 2 of 3 to start season
Ileana "Kathy" Peterson
Brian Matthew Alexander
Grim's Grub: Try these techniques to smoke food
Community invitation to focus on childhood trauma and solutions
Workplace wellness conference aims to increase resiliency
Crow Wing Energized: Take control of the holidays
3 things for better health
Bormett's Vignette: I can still be 'home for the holidays'
Guest Opinion: Soil and Water Conservation Districts: Ensuring funding for the boots on the ground
Veeder: A song for a new season
Hauser: What we leave behind
Wealth Column: Why new tax laws could change your 2018 tax filing
letters to the editor
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
November 20, 2018
A little light cat herding to stay in shape
I have a new workout routine. I’ll be completely honest — I haven’t exercised as regularly as I should for, oh, a decade. Or more. Who’s...
November 20, 2018 - 6:00am
November 19, 2018
Minn. farm donates 36,000 pounds of potatoes for Thanksgiving food program
CLEAR LAKE, Minn. — When a pastor with Union Gospel Mission called Edling Farms about seven years ago, looking for potatoes for the mission’s...
November 19, 2018 - 7:36am
November 17, 2018
Biz Buzz: It's happening - Black Friday, Small Business Saturday. How much will shoppers spend this season?
Black Friday is on—just think of it more as Black Friday week.
November 17, 2018 - 9:00am
November 16, 2018
And the winner is ... Knotty Pine Bakery. Bakery wins $50,000 prize in Destination Downtown Business Challenge
Marie Kirsch's vision to create a modern take on her grandmother's kitchen for a downtown Brainerd bakery is the winner of the Destination Downtown...
November 16, 2018 - 3:46pm
November 14, 2018
Destination Downtown spotlight: Sourdough Sam's Cook Shanty offers feast of opportunity
As a finalist for the $50,000 prize with the Destination Downtown Business Challenge, Mark Nesheim's vision for Sourdough Sam's Cook Shanty creates...
November 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
November 10, 2018
Biz Buzz: Planet Fitness to open in Westgate Mall: Thrifty White to open Monday, Nov. 12
Planet Fitness is joining the lakes area landscape with a 13,000-square-foot center in the Westgate Mall, meaning if Herberger's is going to...
November 10, 2018 - 11:00am
November 5, 2018
Rebuilding trust: Wheaton co-op takes over Ashby elevator after embezzlement
ASHBY, Minn. — The soybean harvest is all but complete in the Ashby area, where the Ashby Farmers Elevator Cooperative shut its doors Sept....
November 5, 2018 - 6:17am
Suicide widow angry with rumors: Says husband didn’t know about Ashby Co-op embezzlement
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — Kathy Evavold has heard the rumors and they make her angry and hurt. Kathy, 59, is the widow of Leland “Lee” Evavold,...
November 5, 2018 - 6:17am
October 27, 2018
Finalists vie for 2nd Destination Downtown business prize
Three finalists are now in the final stretch before the winner of the second Destination Downtown Business Challenge is named next month. Dreams,...
October 27, 2018 - 7:00am
October 26, 2018
Central Minnesota girl becomes newest face in Target ads and she loves it
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- When Sydni Rehovsky was offered a chance to dance in New York last year – on more than one occasion – she started trying...
October 26, 2018 - 4:30pm
Business Briefs Policy Announcements
The Echo Journal will launch a paid Business Announcements service starting with the Thursday, Nov. 1, edition for business items such as job changes, promotions, new hires, awards, employee recognition, training or conferences attended. The service will allow businesses to go online...
October 26, 2018 - 9:30am
Roggenkamp Tax and Accounting acquires JB Accounting
Tim Roggenkamp, certified public accountant with Roggenkamp Tax and Accounting, LLC announced his company acquired the tax and accounting clients...
October 26, 2018 - 6:00am
October 22, 2018
Centennial oddball: 1918 tractor modeled horse-drawn implements
HOPE, N.D. — That odd-looking contraption featured at the "Pie Day" fundraiser on Sept. 30 at the Steele County Museum in Hope didn't look...
October 22, 2018 - 6:45am
October 21, 2018
Tech Savvy: County crime map could catch criminals
It all started with a spreadsheet. Crime mapping began in Crow Wing County in 2009 with an Excel list of all the incidents the sheriff's office...
October 21, 2018 - 7:00am
October 20, 2018
Biz Buzz: Hy-Tec crews take advantage of break in the weather at Brainerd General Rental site
Crews were working long hours as the sun was low on the horizon at the new Brainerd General Rental building site. Hy-Tec Construction, Brainerd,...
October 20, 2018 - 9:00am