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January 15, 2017
Nancy Adams relaxes at her home on East Twin Lake in Pequot Lakes. After a two-year hiatus, Adams begins a fourth term as Pequot Lakes mayor. Nancy Vogt/Echo Journal
Faces: Adams embraces tasks to improve Pequot Lakes - Retired educator begins fourth term as mayor
January 15, 2017 - 10:00am
January 4, 2017
Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
New Crosslake Mayor Patty Norgaard has been a member of the Crosslake community for 11 years and has served the city through her work with Light Up the Dam, the Minnesota Design Team and the EDA, among other activities.
From community volunteer to mayor: Norgaard begins first term with Crosslake City Council
January 4, 2017 - 10:38am
December 28, 2016
Submitted Photo Heather Feinberg and her sister, Aleshia Mueller, attend the Atlanta Film Festival for "Santa's Boot Camp."
Lake Country Faces: Silver screen siblings hail from Backus - Sisters have hand in 'Santa's Boot Camp'
December 28, 2016 - 10:38pm
December 26, 2016
Nancy Vogt/Echo Journal
Becky Wheeler has dressed as Mrs. Claus for the Nisswa American Legion children's Christmas party for the last 15 years. She is also a longtime board member for the Christmas for Kids program.
Faces: Pequot Lakes woman spreads holiday cheer as Mrs. Claus
December 26, 2016 - 8:19pm
December 19, 2016
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal Rita Dabill has been doing photos during the annual Lunch with Santa for six or seven years. She doesn't charge for the photos.
Lake Country Faces: Dabill shares family holiday memories
December 19, 2016 - 9:17am
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
Dan Determan/Echo Journal
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
Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
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