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December 28, 2017
Dave Mick, of Baxter, dresses up as Santa Claus each year and delivers gifts to children in the Christmas for Kids program in the Pequot Lakes and Nisswa area. He has been doing so for more than 30 years. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
More than 30 years as Santa - Mick delivers gifts to children in need
December 28, 2017 - 8:00am
December 25, 2017
Ralph Henkensiefken of Brainerd receives a gift Tuesday from volunteers Becky Stock and Ted Anderson. Henkensiefken was nominated for Be a Santa to a Senior, a program encouraging community members to purchase gifts for deserving seniors during the holidays. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Videoplay button
Smiles from Santa: Seniors receive a Christmas surprise
December 25, 2017 - 7:00am
December 21, 2017
Evelyn Matthies
Matthies leaves a legacy of art in Brainerd community
December 21, 2017 - 5:00am
December 20, 2017
Eric Klang
Pequot Lakes Police Chief Klang graduates from FBI National Academy
December 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
December 17, 2017
Jingles the Elf (Cindy Rieck) holds up the lyrics to “Jingle Bells” as the audience sings along with Santa and Mrs. Claus Saturday, Dec. 9, during Pequot Lakes’ Santa’s Bobbin’ into Town event. Rieck has been Jingles the Elf for the last six years for the event. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
She's a part-time elf, full-time physical therapist
December 17, 2017 - 4:00am
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