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March 16, 2018
Joe Doerfler, a longtime Crosslake resident, is honored as this year's grand marshal for the St. Patrick's Day parade because of his lengthy list of volunteer contributions to the city. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Faces: At 80, St. Patrick's Day parade grand marshal Doerfler says activity is key to long life
March 16, 2018 - 9:00am
March 11, 2018
Father and son Ken and Greg Petersen both worked for many years at Nisswa Marine. Greg is set to retire later this month. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Father, son put in many years at Nisswa Marine - Younger Petersen retiring after 51 years
March 11, 2018 - 5:00am
March 8, 2018
Kathy Allen, Crosslake, spoke about her participation in a clinical research trial at the Minnesota Spinal Cord & Traumatic Brain Injury Research Symposium held in St. Paul. Submitted Photo
Crosslake woman part of clinical trial to help people with spinal cord injuries
March 8, 2018 - 5:00am
February 16, 2018
Characters involved in mysterious deaths are all suspects in “And Then There Were None,” as they cast suspicious eyes on each other. The cast includes (from left, seated), Pete Herzog, Liz Berg, Phylipe Bell, Karla Johnson and Jen Anderson; (from left, standing) Isaak Anderson, Larry Petrone, Eddie Binda, Gary Binda, Ben Gordon and Travis Chaput. Submitted Photo
Lake Country Faces: English teacher acts out one of her favorite books - Johnson to make Pequot Lakes stage debut
February 16, 2018 - 9:45am
February 5, 2018
Kim Nyberg selflessly paid for a customer's groceries when the woman misplaced her cash. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia
If you misplace your money and the cashier covers you, you're probably in Minnesota
February 5, 2018 - 1:11pm
January 28, 2018
Jaydie-Ann Cooper, of Montego Bay, Jamaica, came to Breezy Point Resort for a year-long internship last March as a part of her bachelor’s degree in hospitality. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Jamaican student embraces Minnesota winter
January 28, 2018 - 5:00am
January 24, 2018
Eagle Scout Ben Soukup hugs Caitlin Wallerus Saturday after the Life Saving Medal of Honor Award ceremony at St. Francis Catholic Church. Soukup received the Life Saving Medal of Honor and Dan Lambie received a co-rescuer sculpture for saving Wallerus. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Brainerd Eagle Scout honored for lifesaving effort
January 24, 2018 - 7:00am
January 21, 2018
Jim Brandt, of rural Pine River, dedicates much of his retirement to conservation efforts on three islands - Big, Little and Steamboat - in Upper Whitefish Lake. Brandt was recently honored as Crow Wing Soil and Water District’s Outstanding Conservationist for 2017. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Ideal man recognized for conservation efforts
January 21, 2018 - 5:00am
January 14, 2018
Pastor Kari Williamson has been at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa for the past three and a half years. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Faces: Williamson finds her calling to be a pastor
January 14, 2018 - 4:00am
January 12, 2018
Pillager Area Fire and Rescue Chief Randy Lee poses in front of a fire truck Thursday. Lee retired from the fire department after serving 42 1/2 years. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Pillager fire chief leaves behind leadership and pride in department
January 12, 2018 - 7:00am
January 7, 2018
Ashley Smith can often be found volunteering within her community when she is not taking photos of PR-B sports. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Faces: Smith stays active in PR-B community
January 7, 2018 - 4:00am
January 5, 2018
Illustrator Mr. E wears a disguise since hitting it big and selling out on his coloring book at the local crafter's market. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Call this Pine River author, illustrator "Mr. E" - 12-year-old publishes coloring book
January 5, 2018 - 4:00am
December 31, 2017
Dan and Sharon Jacobsen have been mentoring Thomas and Lucas Taylor of Breezy Point for three years.
Kinship Partners: Pequot Lakes couple mentors Breezy Point siblings
December 31, 2017 - 4:00am
December 30, 2017
One-year-old Wayne, 6-year-old David and 3-year-old Harley are happy to have warm beds after a month spent living in a truck while parents Tommy and Danielle Bowen work to get them out of a Pine River hotel room and into a house. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Charity saved Christmas; mercy could save the new year
December 30, 2017 - 8:00am
December 29, 2017
Renee Anderson sits at her piano that commands space in the living room of her Pequot Lakes home. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
2017 Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point-Crosslake Citizen of the Year: Anderson honored for volunteerism and musical skills
December 29, 2017 - 6:00am