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March 5, 2017
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Chanel Gangestad (left), Erica Trafas and Shaylee Schei teach at Nisswa School for their first jobs out of college.
New teachers learn the ropes at Nisswa School
March 5, 2017 - 7:52pm
February 25, 2017
Zach Broom, originally from Backus, is now the youth pastor at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church.
Lake Country Faces: Backus native becomes youth pastor at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church
February 25, 2017 - 8:06pm
February 19, 2017
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Kevin Egan, originally from Chicago, is the new mayor of Lake Shore.
Lake Country Faces: Egan embraces role as Lake Shore mayor
February 19, 2017 - 8:39pm
February 3, 2017
After many years of helping those who come to Pine River City Hall, Clerk-Treasurer Wanda Mongan is retiring to spend more time with her husband, children and many grandchildren. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
Mongan starts countdown to Granny Daycare - Pine River city clerk to retire
February 3, 2017 - 4:26pm
January 29, 2017
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Newly elected Manhattan Beach city clerk/treasurer Amy Wannebo hopes to give back to her community through her new role. Wannebo lives in Manhattan Beach with her husband, Seth, and their two children.
Lake Country Faces: City clerk/treasurer continues family tradition
January 29, 2017 - 9:00pm
January 20, 2017
Paul Dorweiler, of Crosslake, shows off a couple of the micro planes he has built. Model airplanes have been a hobby of Dorweiler's for 70 years. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
Model airplanes are Crosslake man's hobby for 70 years: Dorweiler has high hopes for micro airplane club
January 20, 2017 - 8:26pm
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
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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
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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