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August 14, 2018
Bahati Juma (in yellow shirt) shared her story of coming to the United States during a a book club meeting in Breezy Point. Jumi came to the United States with the long-term goal of being adopted by Jill and Ben Gibbs.
Faces: How America saved Tanzanian girl's life
August 14, 2018 - 4:00am
August 13, 2018
Christy and Tim Jolly with their newfound friends at WE Fest 2018 / Submitted photo.
Minnesotans caught in the act of kindness at WE Fest
August 13, 2018 - 9:49am
August 12, 2018
Christy and Tim Jolly with their newfound friends at WE Fest 2018. / Submitted photo.
Minnesotans caught in the act of kindness at WE Fest
August 12, 2018 - 9:20am
July 29, 2018
Black Bear 4-H Club members and White Earth 4-H youth at the Party With a Purpose in Little Falls included: Braden Capelle (back row from left), Tyler Hidde, Bennet Capelle, four White Earth 4-H members and Dana Hammer; Tori Dullum (front row from left), Ava Capelle and Amber Hidde. Submitted Photo
Black Bear 4-Hers attend Party With a Purpose
July 29, 2018 - 1:00pm
July 28, 2018
Erik Elsea of Cape Coral, Fla., intends to paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River this summer to raise funds for ShelterBox USA and was the featured guest at the Brainerd Lakes Sunrise Rotary Club meeting. Submitted Photo
Brainerd Rotary Club hosts Mississippi River paddling fundraiser
July 28, 2018 - 3:00am
July 19, 2018
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Central Minnesota woman dies four years after losing 4-year-old daughter to rare strain of E. coli
July 19, 2018 - 10:58am
July 15, 2018
Nisswa actor Rich Dreissig has been in the theater scene for about 50 years, in both professional and community settings. His figurine of Froggy the Gremlin - a character from the 1950s TV show “Andy’s Gang” - serves as Dreissig’s life coach and acting mentor. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Faces: 50 years on stage - Professional, community actor now entertains in Pequot Lakes
July 15, 2018 - 4:00am
July 13, 2018
Supercentenarian Evelyn Kleine smiles at friends and family during a celebration of her 111th birthday on Wednesday. Evan Frost / MPR News
Minnesota's longest-lived person turns 111
July 13, 2018 - 9:00am
July 8, 2018
Carol Hansen and Kaydince Jordan, both of Pequot Lakes, are Kinship Partners’ newest Match of the Month. Submitted Photo
Kinship Partners Match of the Month: Pequot Lakes match based on trust, respect
July 8, 2018 - 9:00am
Brianna Engels, of Pequot Lakes, plays the role of the nightclub singer, Cherie, in the upcoming Pequot Lakes Community Theatre production of “Bus Stop.” Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Faces: From children's theater to center stage, Pequot Lakes actress leads upcoming 'Bus Stop' play
July 8, 2018 - 5:00am
July 1, 2018
Diana Yerbich, originally from Bemidji, recently moved to Crosslake from Seattle and is working to start her own personal concierge business. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: There's a new concierge in town - Yerbich to bring new business to Crosslake
July 1, 2018 - 5:00am
June 17, 2018
Nancy Meier is pictured with her last class full of students, only days before the end of the school year.
Lake Country Faces: Meier ends career on positive note
June 17, 2018 - 7:00am
June 14, 2018
Pine River’s Marian Chindvall celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday, June 10. Despite recent health issues, Chindvall still tries to be an active member of her church and her community. Submitted Photo
Century celebration - Pine River woman marks her 100th birthday
June 14, 2018 - 5:00am
June 8, 2018
Nicole Phillips, Kindness is Contagious columnist
Photo courtesy of Ann Fredricks Photography
Kindness crosses a variety of comfort zones
June 8, 2018 - 6:42am
June 6, 2018
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After viral Minnesota obituary fallout, local newspapers reveal the screening process behind them
June 6, 2018 - 4:54pm
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