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December 8, 2016
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Diane Williams is finishing her final term on the Breezy Point City Council after serving for nearly 19 years from 1995-2010 and 2012-2016. She hopes to remain on the parks and recreation committee after her council term ends in December.
Longtime city council member steps down: Williams hopes to continue volunteering in Breezy Point
December 8, 2016 - 11:27am
November 28, 2016
Travis Grimler/ Echo Journal Merle Weaver of rural Backus chose to keep moving during his past 15 years of retirement. Here, he works for Cass County to mow many miles of ditch.
Weaver doesn't take retirement lying down: Backus man grooms trails, mows ditches
November 28, 2016 - 9:09am
November 4, 2016
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Georg Nowak (played by Travis Chaput)and Amalia Balash (played by Laura Oldham), the leading characters in PLCT's "She Loves Me" can't hid their disdain for each other.
Local actor finds a place to fit in with theater: Chaput stars in 'She Loves Me'
November 4, 2016 - 3:55pm
October 28, 2016
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Richard Spiczka took over as director of Pequot Lakes Community Education in July.
Spiczka begins work with Pequot Lakes Community Education
October 28, 2016 - 11:09am
October 14, 2016
Delores Hedman (left) and Irene Olson, 83 and 95 respectively, have given up driving in favor of walking everywhere. Sometimes the Pequot Lakes residents walk up to two miles each day. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
Elderly friends choose walking over driving: Delores and Irene are common sight in Pequot Lakes
October 14, 2016 - 9:12am
October 11, 2016
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Kristi Morsch, of Crosslake, celebrates her Scandinavian heritage through her store, Nordic Haus, which she and her husband have owned for three years.
Faces: Crosslake resident celebrates Scandinavian heritage
October 11, 2016 - 9:04am
September 16, 2016
Dr. Jaime Preble, of Pine River Dental Arts, was just recognized by Incisal Edge Magazine as one of the 40 dentists under 40 for 2016. Submitted Photo
Pine River dentist gains national recognition: Preble among top 40 dentists under 40
September 16, 2016 - 9:08am
September 8, 2016
Adam Langan, a 2016 graduate of Bemidji State University, began teaching fourth grade at Nisswa Elementary School this year. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
Recent college graduate returns to classroom: Nisswa welcomes fourth-grade teacher
September 8, 2016 - 8:52am
August 31, 2016
Artist Maverick Schott 8, practices painting a wood duck in hopes of entering a painting this year into the junior duck stamp competition. His teacher Eloise Ryan paints a similar duck and gives advice. Photo by Travis Grimler
Art bonds these Pine River neighbors: Seasoned artist mentors young boy
August 31, 2016 - 9:29am
August 26, 2016
Addie Johnson, of Ideal Township, worked on Clamshell Beach Resort when here in-laws owned it in the late 1950s and taught English at Pine River High School. The Rollie Johnson Natural and Recreational Area in Upper Whitefish Lake is named after her late husband. Photo by Theresa Bourke
Resorts, teaching run in the family for Ideal woman: Johnson's daughters follow in parents' footsteps
August 26, 2016 - 8:34am
August 15, 2016
Michael Moroni, of Breezy Point, poses with his wife and children during a family vacation. Moroni has served on the Breezy Point city council since January 2014. Submitted Photo
A voice for the young: Breezy Point's Moroni offers younger generation's perspective
August 15, 2016 - 8:49am
August 4, 2016
Claudia Allene travelled the world three years before returning home to Gull Lake where she is starting a business based on travel. Here she poses in front of the Taj Mahal. Photo by Travis Grimler
Passion for travel is Gull Lake woman's business: Allene travels world for three years
August 4, 2016 - 11:17am
July 27, 2016
Kathleen Stephanof Pine River in her normal habitat, the Pine River-Backus Family Center, where her upbringing makes her a natural. Photo by Travis Grimler
Faces: Kathleen Stephan strives to stick out
July 27, 2016 - 10:57am
July 20, 2016
Kathy Lande owns Glory Hill Studios in Fifty Lakes. Lande sells her handmade furniture and home decor out of the studio from May through October. Photo by Theresa Bourke
Artist gives glory to God for studio on the hill
July 20, 2016 - 11:23am
July 14, 2016
Andrea Langhoff moved to Brainerd in January and is working as the director of Children, Youth and Adult Ministry at Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes. Photo by Theresa Bourke
Faces: Langhoff looks to future of Grace United Methodist
July 14, 2016 - 8:44am