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February 22, 2017
Contestants turned out Sunday, Feb. 19, for the Nisswa Fire Department's annual Ice Fishing Derby fundraiser on Nisswa Lake.
Nisswa Winter Jubilee warm, but successful
February 22, 2017 - 10:34pm
February 8, 2017
Katie Fergerson (left) and Nicole Starry, of Crosslake Veterinary Hospital, add to their florentine chicken soup during a break in tasters Saturday, Feb. 4, at Crosslake's SoupFest. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
Crosslake's WinterFest draws record crowd
February 8, 2017 - 11:44pm
January 27, 2017
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Tobias Heilman, 7, of Pine City, and Linda Davidson, of Mill Town, Wisconsin, teamed up in a crosscut saw activity at the Deep Portage Winter Rendezvous on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Warm winter rendezvous at Deep Portage a blast
January 27, 2017 - 12:09am
January 18, 2017
Purple Pride, a team consisting of Desi Yenne, Anastasia and Damien Williams, and Ed, Zoe and Katie Ripley, raised $160 for the PAMDA Penguin Plunge, which was held on a cold Saturday, Jan. 14, in Birch Lake. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
Back to Hack participation warmed up with weather
January 18, 2017 - 10:12pm
January 12, 2017
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The Green Lantern Bar and Grill Pond Hockey Team beat "The Locals" in the championship game at the annual Breezy Point Ice Fest Pond Hockey Tournament Saturday, Jan. 7. From left: Adam Casperson, Kyle Peterson, Jay Friberg, Sam Burchill, Conrad Kragness and Jon Schreiner.
Fun on the ice at Ice Fest
January 12, 2017 - 10:26am
January 5, 2017
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal During winter break, students had many opportunities to take advantage of Pine River's ice skating rink. During the vacation, both hockey players and skaters could be seen out on the ice.
Pine River ice rink is vacation destination
January 5, 2017 - 11:11pm
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal Sign of the season After the area received holiday snow, Pine River Public Works Director Mike Hansen clears the city ice rink Tuesday, Jan. 3. The snow that falls, drifts or is shoveled into the corners by rink users can only be cleared by shovel, while the rest of the rink can be cleared by machinery. Hansen and public works employee LeRoy Hulke spent the morning of Jan. 3 clearing snow from the municipal airport, the city streets and the ice rink.
Under the snow: Nice ice
January 5, 2017 - 10:55pm
December 29, 2016
Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
Crosslake students perform their big finish at the school's Christmas program Tuesday, Dec. 13. Students are: back row from left, Samantha Sesin, Reagan Wurtzberger, Andrew Loeffler and Jacob Sievert; front row from left, Jacey Dubel-Sorenson, Jade York, Jamie Tappe and Skyla Mitchell.
Singing, poetry fill halls at Crosslake School
December 29, 2016 - 11:16pm
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Eagle View Elementary first-graders Gauge Weber (left) and Tanner Jasman act as falling snow during the song "Suzy Snowflake" at their Christmas program Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Eagle View dedicates Christmas program to Wetterling family
December 29, 2016 - 11:13pm
December 22, 2016
Santa hats and reindeer antlers were some of the accessories students wore at the annual Nisswa Elementary School Christmas program Dec. 6. Here, decked in red, third-grader Duncan Glassmann sings with his class. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
Nisswa students celebrate the season
December 22, 2016 - 11:48am
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal The annual Pine River-Backus Elementary School Christmas program turned out the lights for select songs where battery-powered "candles" set the mood.
Pine River-Backus students ring in Christmas
December 22, 2016 - 11:45am
Looks like Santa has a little bundle of joy. It’s Alexis Huesmann, of Backus, who at just 4 days old, got her introduction to ol’ St. Nick on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Backus American Legion Auxiliary's Kid's Christmas party. Submitted Photo
Kids share wish lists with Santa in Backus
December 22, 2016 - 10:59am
December 21, 2016
Tiny Kix dancers with Pequot Lakes Just For Kix, including Avery Griffith, Leah Larson and Elsa Beseth, perform to "'A' You're Adorable" at the annual winter show Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Pequot Lakes High School Athletic Complex. Nancy Vogt/Echo Journal
JFK dancers count their blessings - Photo Gallery
December 21, 2016 - 1:03pm
December 16, 2016
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal A jolly man in red was spotted riding a school bus of all things at the annual Pine River Parade of Lights.
Pine River Parade of Lights brightens cold day
December 16, 2016 - 10:57pm
December 14, 2016
Pine River Lions shelter shines
December 14, 2016 - 2:49pm