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May 20, 2018
Brothers Zachary (left), Garrett and Jordon Carlson of Motley share a laugh together on Wednesday, May 16, at Motley City Hall. They have earned every Boy Scouts of America merit badge and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest scouting award. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Motley brothers soar with Eagle Scout rank: Achieve highest Boy Scout honor, earn all merit badges
May 20, 2018 - 4:00am
May 18, 2018
Distinguished Service award winner Jay Cline greets and embrasses his fellow chamber members as they congratulate him on his award.
Jay Cline receives Distinguished Service Award
May 18, 2018 - 5:00am
May 17, 2018
John Wallin (center) is surrounded by some of his family - daughter Julie Fritz (left), wife Carolee, grandson Ryan Fritz, son-in-law Robb Fritz and grandson Carter Fritz - outside Adirondack Coffee in Nisswa. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Nisswa Citizen of the Year: Lifelong resident John Wallin wins honor
May 17, 2018 - 5:00am
May 13, 2018
Pequot Lakes senior Colette Vavpotic received the Rising Star award for her dedication to school and helping other students despite a reading disability. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Vavpotic stands out from the crowd - PLHS senior receives Rising Star award
May 13, 2018 - 7:00am
May 9, 2018
Bill Simon worked for Crow Wing County for 31 years, and recently retired after 10 years as a sign technician. Submitted Photo
CWC sign technician recognized for 31 years of service
May 9, 2018 - 9:00am
May 8, 2018
Pequot Lakes senior Austin Young received the Rising Star award for his positive attitude and success in school and sports after the death of his father in 2012. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Pequot Lakes athlete shines on and off the field - Young receives Rising Star award
May 8, 2018 - 7:00am
May 5, 2018
Mad Hatter Erika Soukup (right) enjoys the intermingled madness and clarity under her giant hat.
Faces: Mad Hatter to study theater in college
May 5, 2018 - 5:00am
May 2, 2018
Petty Officer 3rd Class Cadel Roeder works as a sonar technician (submarine) serving aboard the Pearl Harbor-based submarine, one of 56 fast attack submarines in the U.S. Navy. Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jesse Hawthorne
Nisswa native serves aboard Navy’s most-advanced attack submarine
May 2, 2018 - 7:00am
April 13, 2018
Pequot Lakes junior Elizabeth Blaeser poses with the basket she’ll use to play Dorothy Gale in the school’s upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Blaeser was originally Dorothy’s understudy.
Lake Country Faces: First-time actress hits center stage as Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz'
April 13, 2018 - 9:00am
April 8, 2018
Upon becoming coordinator of the Working Together Coalition, Heather Rogosheske is getting reintroduced to the community where she grew up. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Working Together Coalition coordinator, Rogosheske, gets reacquainted with her hometown of Pine River
April 8, 2018 - 5:00am
April 1, 2018
Calvin Wallin poses with grandchildren and firearm safety students Teddy, Ashley and Tyler on Thursday, March 22. Wallin is currently in his 50th year as a firearm safety instructor. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Faces: Wallin marks 50th year teaching firearm safety
April 1, 2018 - 7:00am
March 25, 2018
Pastor Frank Milo is set to retire after 21 years at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes. His last day at the church is Sunday, May 13, which is his 65th birthday. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
New York native spent nearly 40 years as pastor in Minnesota - Milo to retire from Gloria Dei in May
March 25, 2018 - 9:00am
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