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December 12, 2017
Becky Cromwell, MN Region 4 Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the human resource manager of National Joint Powers Alliance, presents Chris Robinson of NJPA with the Patriot Award. The award recognizes individual supervisors and bosses for their support to their employees who are service members. Robinson was nominated by employer James Voelker. Submitted
Robinson receives Patriot Award at NJPA
December 12, 2017 - 10:53am
December 10, 2017
Andrea Martin, retail manager of Common Goods in Crosslake, stands near a Christmas display at the store. Bridges of Hope - the organization that owns Common Goods - holds a special place in Martin’s heart, as it aided her when she was a single mom. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Faces: Martin now helping organization that helped her
December 10, 2017 - 4:00am
December 3, 2017
Pine River-Backus Teacher of the Year Kim Sheley talks to Alyssa Semmler about her pumpkin pie milk shake recipe. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Backus alumna becomes PR-B Teacher of the Year
December 3, 2017 - 4:00am
November 26, 2017
Realtor Doug Zaske holds the wooden decoy that started his collection of vintage sporting goods. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Zaske earns rare emeritus status - Life is more than realty
November 26, 2017 - 10:00am
November 19, 2017
Miriam Olson, recently retired educational assistant at Nisswa Elementary School, works with preschoolers Logan Carpenter and Hailey Velasco.Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Longtime educational assistant retires - Olson helped Nisswa kindergartners for 23 years
November 19, 2017 - 4:00am
November 17, 2017
Dick Ross
Former Crow Wing County Sheriff Dick Ross dies
November 17, 2017 - 8:54am
November 11, 2017
A Transportation Security Administration honor guard awaits as the plane bearing the remains of Cpl. Donald Baer taxis to the gate Thursday at the Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisc. Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
67 years later, missing soldier home at last
November 11, 2017 - 7:00am
Patty Potts, of Baxter, shows off one of the many quilts she has handmade for veterans. After knowing many who have died or suffered from the effects of war, quilting is Potts’ way to give back. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Faces: Quilting for a cause - Potts uses talents to give back to veterans
November 11, 2017 - 6:00am
October 29, 2017
Nancy Hall (second row of women, third from right) has been singing since childhood and now sings with the Geritol Frolics group, which will wrap up its latest show Sunday, Oct. 29.
Faces: Nisswa woman pursues music through Geritol Frolics program
October 29, 2017 - 4:00am
October 24, 2017
Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Tania Melby, of Pequot Lakes, helped established the Women’s Ministry program at Eagles Nest Church in Breezy Point two years ago after struggling with a chronic illness.
Faces: Pequot Lakes woman uses her past struggles to help others
October 24, 2017 - 6:00am
October 15, 2017
Roger Hoplin stands on the patio at Bites Grill & Bar, the Pine River restaurant he and his wife own. The Hoplins bought the restaurant three days after Roger retired. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Starting and ending in Pine River - Restaurant owner made it back home after years on the road
October 15, 2017 - 5:00am
October 8, 2017
Father Blake Rozier became part of Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake and St. Emily's Church in Emily in July. He is an avid outdoorsman and Minnesota sports fan. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Crosslake, Emily Catholic churches welcome new pastor - Father Blake Rozier returns to lakes area
October 8, 2017 - 4:00am
October 1, 2017
Brooke Weinhandl is in her second year as Nisswa Elementary School’s secretary, but she has worked with the school in various capacities since 2010. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
From equine therapist to Nisswa School secretary - Weinhandl loves working with kids
October 1, 2017 - 4:00am
September 17, 2017
Melissa Birch is board chair for the Pequot Lakes Public Library and is working to publish her first novel. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
Student, teacher, writer, volunteer - Birch has worn many hats
September 17, 2017 - 5:00am
September 10, 2017
Father Timothy Lange recently became the pastor of Hackensack's Sacred Heart Catholic Church, which is not far from his family in the Brainerd lakes area. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Hackensack priest is close to home
September 10, 2017 - 5:00am
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