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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
June 5, 2018
'This world is a better place without her': A Minn. family's bitter final send-off to their mother
June 5, 2018 - 1:09pm
June 3, 2018
Micheal Dallman (left) and Ken Holst of Brainerd volunteer at Camp Ripley handling wreaths. They are clients of Oakridge Woodview, which provides residential and support services for the developmental disabled or those with special needs. Submitted photo
Developmentally disabled, special needs community volunteer
June 3, 2018 - 6:00am
May 30, 2018
Jim Sherwood is shown recently amongst flowers at The Treehouse in Pequot Lakes. Submitted Photo
Jim Sherwood remembered for plants and flowers, music
May 30, 2018 - 1:00pm
May 27, 2018
Teacher Don Moen is saying goodbye to Pine River-Backus and teaching after 19 years.
Lake Country Faces: Moen to retire after almost 20 years
May 27, 2018 - 7:00am