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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
New aircams to keep an “eye” on weather and air quality
Air quality forecasting goes statewide
Poison hemlock weed found in SE Minnesota, may be elsewhere
Lakes Jam: Year 5 is here; More new, fun features to keep people happy
Pequot Lakes: Businesses share thoughts about highway
Rebels edge rival Lightning 4-2
Berrios shines again as Twins take series with White Sox
Vikings' special teams key spots still up for grabs
Wild work out deal with expansion Las Vegas club to protect 2 defensemen
CCS trap team second in conference
Howard Albert Nisle
Calendar of events: June 22, 2017
Yoga instructor O'Day to offer classes in Nisswa starting Friday
Prairie Fire Children's Theatre: 'Peter Pan' lands in Pine River Friday-Saturday
Reminders: June 22, 2017
Pages from the Past - June 22, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Death by a thousand cuts
World of Wine: An introduction to the world of sherry wine
Keillor: Dreadful things are afoot
The Lost Italian: Asian noodle slaw is a healthy, fresh alternative to Chinese takeout
Our daughter's letter from the FBI: When a child really loses a tooth
letters to the editor
Births-June 15, 2017
Births-June 8, 2017
Bob and Phyllis Jones
Births: May 17, 2017
June 19, 2017
Young man heads family business: At 24, Babinski runs Babinski Properties
At age 24, John Babinski is running the family business his grandfather founded in the way his grandfather taught him. "I've been part of the...
June 19, 2017 - 4:00am
June 12, 2017
Faces: Ailie watched autism awareness change in 34 years of teaching
Karen Ailie could have changed school districts years ago. She lives in Nisswa, much closer to Brainerd than Pine River, yet she decided to spend...
June 12, 2017 - 4:00am
June 5, 2017
Faces: Teacher of the Year shares her journey to speech-language pathology
After changing her college major five times, Teri Kaminski Peterson landed on speech, language and hearing sciences. Now, as a speech pathologist...
June 5, 2017 - 4:00am
May 22, 2017
Faces: Asking for help kept a hard year from getting worse for Ford
When her grandmother, Lisa Ford, was receiving treatment for brain cancer, Pine River-Backus High School senior Tia Ford had a rough school year....
May 22, 2017 - 5:00am
May 15, 2017
Rising Star: Tallman's focus on school pays off
When hard times forced Pine River-Backus High School senior Sierra Tallman to focus on coursework as a distraction, she didn't expect it to literally...
May 15, 2017 - 5:00am
Rising Star: Ament recognized for perseverance, determination despite loss
As a senior in high school, Megan Ament has overcome more challenges than many adults have experienced. "All the stresses that we think we as...
May 15, 2017 - 4:00am
May 7, 2017
Lake Country Faces: Local deacon becomes published author
A sixth-grade short story assignment jumpstarted Deacon Mike Knuth's writing career. "Our teacher divided us up into groups. I remember being...
May 7, 2017 - 8:00am
April 22, 2017
Liquor manager calls it quits: Toni Buchite retires after 37 years with city of Fifty Lakes
After working continuously since she was 12 years old, Toni Buchite is taking a much needed break - retirement. Buchite has worked at the Fifty...
April 22, 2017 - 4:30am
April 4, 2017
Lake Country Faces: Hansen never planned to be mayor
In some ways Tamara Hansen, of Pine River, is in a position she probably never dreamed of as mayor of her home city. Even her election to the...
April 4, 2017 - 2:23pm
March 5, 2017
New teachers learn the ropes at Nisswa School
With the 2016-17 school year rapidly progressing, three local teachers new to the classroom shared some of the fun, surprising and encouraging...
March 5, 2017 - 7:52pm
February 25, 2017
Lake Country Faces: Backus native becomes youth pastor at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church
"We all have to pick a narrative to believe ... and I'm convinced that Christianity is the best story," said Zach Broom, youth pastor at Pequot...
February 25, 2017 - 8:06pm
February 19, 2017
Lake Country Faces: Egan embraces role as Lake Shore mayor
After a career working at two large law firms in Chicago, Kevin Egan is happy to be living in the north woods and taking on his new role as mayor...
February 19, 2017 - 8:39pm
February 3, 2017
Mongan starts countdown to Granny Daycare - Pine River city clerk to retire
Since 1985, Wanda Mongan has been a steady employee of the city of Pine River. That's 32 years that Mongan has dealt with the city's most vocal...
February 3, 2017 - 4:26pm
January 29, 2017
Lake Country Faces: City clerk/treasurer continues family tradition
Dedication to city government runs in the Wannebo family. "Whether it be immediate family members or extended family members, I am pretty sure...
January 29, 2017 - 9:00pm
January 20, 2017
Model airplanes are Crosslake man's hobby for 70 years: Dorweiler has high hopes for micro airplane club
The Brainerd lakes area offers a great environment for a plethora of outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, camping and skiing, just to...
January 20, 2017 - 8:26pm