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June 1, 2016
After teaching at Nisswa Elementary School for 29 years, Sheree Hansen - shown in the Nisswa Community Children's Library - is retiring. Most of those years she was a media specialist and interventionist. Photo by Nancy Vogt
Faces: After 29 years in different roles, Nisswa's Hansen to retire
June 1, 2016 - 3:06pm
After 15 years as Nisswa Elementary School's secretary, Kathy Olson - standing in her office - is retiring. Photo by Nancy Vogt
Faces: Familiar face at Nisswa School retiring
June 1, 2016 - 3:05pm
May 18, 2016
Retiring teacher Sharon Rasmussen sits with her last first-grade class Monday, May 16, in her Nisswa Elementary School classroom holding Fleming, one of four stuffed bears she has had over the years to send home with each student through the school year. Photo by Nancy Vogt
Faces: Nisswa's longtime first-grade teacher to retire
May 18, 2016 - 3:28pm
May 16, 2016
Jennifer Holm
Holm recognized for hard work, leadership
May 16, 2016 - 9:13am
May 13, 2016
Mikayla Horgan was one of Pequot Lakes’ 2016 Shining Star award recipients. While experiencing hardships above and beyond most students her age, she had no clue anyone noticed, but she learned otherwise. Photo by Travis Grimler
Horgan plays the adult before graduating
May 13, 2016 - 11:55am
May 4, 2016
Dischinger and Pederson named Shining Stars by NJPA
May 4, 2016 - 1:58pm
To become an NJPA Shining Star recipient, Angela Pederson of Pine River thrived in spite of health issues. Photo by Travis Grimler
Angela Pederson fights health issues and comes out on top
May 4, 2016 - 10:44am
April 30, 2016
Freshman twins Courtney, left, and Cass Rock portray Daphne Prescott and Lord Esmond Hatchett in the PLHS Theater's of production of "Burying the Hatchetts." Photo by Dan Determan
Acting a family matter in PLHS play: Two pairs of siblings in cast of eight
April 30, 2016 - 10:47am
April 13, 2016
Though he works hard running his Nisswa location of Rafferty’s, Mark Loschko lives for his annual family trips with his wife and kids. Photo by Travis Grimler
Loschko buys time with family: Family, faith, business important to Rafferty's Pizza owner
April 13, 2016 - 2:50pm
April 11, 2016
Dan Gola is the man behind the comic, Claude and Ernie. He based his quirky characters on two men of the same name who used to frequent the American Legion in Pequot Lakes. Submitted Photo
Gola is the man behind Claude and Ernie cartoon
April 11, 2016 - 12:26pm
March 30, 2016
Tricia Hempel, Fun Books For Kids president, stands by a table full of books at the March 11 book distribution at Eagle View Elementary School. Photo by Nancy Vogt
Hempel helps resurrect Fun Books For Kids: Her ideas lead to growth in program that promotes reading
March 30, 2016 - 3:50pm
March 24, 2016
Craig Taylor sits in his Cessna 172 airplane. He said he once aspired to become a professional pilot and he has loved being in airplanes since the age of four. Photo by Travis Grimler
Taylor's passion is to promote aviation: He hopes to teach others at Backus Airport
March 24, 2016 - 11:28am
March 16, 2016
Brothers Rob (left) and Greg Larson are neighbors, work across the street from each other and - at just 11 months apart in age - are the same age over St. Patrick's Day.
Photo by Dan Determan
Pequot 'Irish twins' the same age on St. Patrick's Day
March 16, 2016 - 3:36pm
March 10, 2016
The family of Bette and the late Auggie Mezzenga - which includes five children, 24 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren - will serve as grand marshal of the Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 12. Submitted Photo
Mezzengas to serve as parade grand marshal: Family honored for service to Crosslake
March 10, 2016 - 11:38am
February 26, 2016
Steve and Holly Purfeerst opened Crosslake Fitness, a 4,000 square-foot workout facility in south Crosslake, in July of 2015.Photo by Dan Determan
Couple finds niche with Crosslake Fitness
February 26, 2016 - 11:49am