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October 20, 2016
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal Pequot Lakes Firefighter Kirk Larson demonstrates why water should never be used to put out a grease fire.
Nisswa, Pequot Lakes firefighters promote fire safety
October 20, 2016 - 9:07am
October 19, 2016
Submitted PhotoAvery Amsden and Kyra Rohrbach, third-graders in Kari Norton's class at Eagle View Elementary School, hold the pumpkins they picked out and bought at the school's annual pumpkin sale.
Plenty of pumpkins
October 19, 2016 - 1:48pm
September 28, 2016
The Hackensack Chainsaw Event hosted a lumberjack and lumberjill show, which included new games. Favorites returned, however, like log rolling. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
Hackensack abuzz with carvers
September 28, 2016 - 9:17am
September 21, 2016
Nancy Vogt/Echo JournalBrandon Patnoe of Smokin' Rings BBQ of Nisswa sprays ribs with flavoring Saturday, Sept. 17, during the annual Smokin' Hot BBQ Contest in downtown button
Fall festival features fun for all: Smell of barbecued ribs fills downtown Nisswa
September 21, 2016 - 10:58am
September 15, 2016
Nancy Vogt/Echo Journal The Toftness family of Breezy Point bikes along the Paul Bunyan Trail in Pequot Lakes on Saturday, Sept. 10. A Pedal Pequot event promoted the trail to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Minnesota state parks and trails.
Pedal Pequot event celebrates Paul Bunyan Trail
September 15, 2016 - 10:30am
September 14, 2016
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal Connie Grage of Backus (left) shows a quilt she made to Joni Kumpula and Heidi Hoppe of Hackensack. play button
Pine River's Heritage Days brings mostly free entertainment to town
September 14, 2016 - 9:52am
September 7, 2016
Ila Sheppard, of Pine River, serves tea to Valerie Tilbury at Heritage Group North's Tea at the Station event Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Pine River Depot. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
Community members gather for tea
September 7, 2016 - 4:34pm
Joelle Swanson, of Hill City, and Judy Barry, of St. Francis, try on some wire-wrapped bracelets made by Bev Mollberg at the Arts Off 84 Art Crawl Saturday, Sept. 3. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
Art brings Highway 84 communities together
September 7, 2016 - 3:00pm
September 2, 2016
Cathye Austin stands next to her People’s Choice painting “Loon at Sunset”.
Over 1,000 patrons attend Crosslake Art Show and Sale
September 2, 2016 - 10:02am
Lakes Bluegrass Festival attracts record numbers
September 2, 2016 - 9:50am
August 31, 2016
Dockside standing room for viewing was at a premium at the Gull Lake Classic Boat Show held Saturday, Aug. 27, at Bar Harbor Supper Club in Lake Shore. Steven Olson/Flying Cloud Exposures, St. Cloud
Classic boats on display
August 31, 2016 - 10:30am
August 23, 2016
Deb Tanner of Hackensack brought “future reader” Marie Karlson 2, of Minneapolis to the Northwoods Art and Book Festival. Here they talk to author Paul Sailer. Photo by Travis Grimler
Northwoods Art and Book Festival brings food fiction to town
August 23, 2016 - 8:28am
August 17, 2016
Visiting family in Pequot Lakes, Aaron Vaughn of Fort Thompson, S.D., nearly breaks a pit-spitting record, spitting a distance of more than 30 feet.
Photo by Dan Determan
Chokecherry celebrated in Pequot Lakes
August 17, 2016 - 11:49am
Always popular, the Backus Cornfest corn eating contest attracts entrants of many ages - like Ashley Pendzimas, 4, of Isanti - though most find the contest too much to stomach. See more photos on page A2 and online at Photo by Travis Grimlerplay button
Backus Cornfest is cornier than ever
August 17, 2016 - 11:42am
August 10, 2016
“Pretty in Pink” by Linda Olson and Laurie Larson tied for the top spot in the “Most Whimsical” category at the Festival of Tables.
Photo by Dan Determan
Decor on display at Festival of Tables
August 10, 2016 - 2:43pm