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Danika Dik, Erin Kempka, Madeleine Hoag and Randall Yost competed Wednesday, March 7, in the Lakes Spelling Bee at the National Joint Powers Alliance center in Staples. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Area students participate in regional spelling bee
10 hours 33 min ago
PR-B Community Education classes listed
12 hours 3 min ago
March 18, 2018
Library to host writing workshops
March 18, 2018 - 11:00am
Paraprofessional Sara Rugroden and her children Shannon, 9, and Dawson, 6, worked three weeks to cut and sew approximately 100 neck gaiters to help protect the necks and cheeks of young Pine River-Backus students. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Pine River-Backus: Para helps cover students' rosy cheeks
March 18, 2018 - 5:00am
March 17, 2018
Local high school juniors recognized for leadership and community service
March 17, 2018 - 11:30am
March 15, 2018
Hannah Dahlberg's artwork, titled "All You Need Is Pixi Dust," is currently on display at the State Capitol as a part of the Youth Art Month Student Exhibition. Click image to see entire canvas. Submitted photo
Pequot Lakes senior's artwork at State Capitol
March 15, 2018 - 11:00am
Mental health first aid course offered
March 15, 2018 - 4:30am
March 14, 2018
More than 40 Red Lake students head back to class on Wednesday, March 14, after attending a walkout in front of the school. The event was one of several held in the area and throughout the country to protest gun violence in schools. The walkout marked a month since the large-scale high school shooting in Parkland, Fla. March 21 also marks the 13th anniversary of the shooting at Red Lake High School that claimed the lives of eight people, including the shooter. Jordan Shearer / Forum News Service
At Red Lake, site of a 2005 school shooting, walkout carries deep significance
March 14, 2018 - 5:16pm
March 13, 2018
Making the Grade
March 13, 2018 - 7:30am
Lidia Pfeiffer, third-grader at Nisswa Elementary School, meticulously puts her wooden car together during her class’s Tech Mobile session Monday, Feb. 26. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Tech Mobile brings engineering lesson to Nisswa students
March 13, 2018 - 7:00am
March 12, 2018
Front, l-r:  A. Mixer, M. Pierson, S. Ellison, A. Pierson, L. Jorgens, S. Ellison, W. Moe,  Z. Bauer. 2nd row:  A. Evenson, R. McCapes, A. Miller, K. Newton, H. Halverson, A. Sommerness. 3rd row:  I. Loukota, G. Bonfig, J. Hall, C. Rock, E. Blaeser, C. Philiposian, L. Haberman. 4th row:  S. Gardiner, R. Friberg, S. Maciej,  A. Francis and H. Allen. 5th row:  M. Neumann, M. Buffington, E. Lasaart, N. Neumann, E. Grove, S. Veit, D. Maschhoff. Back:  C. Bisson-Dale, M. Pearson.
Pequot Lakes speech team takes third in Walker, wins Bemidji Invite
March 12, 2018 - 9:00am
Brainerd High School students Jessica King  (left), Kaylynn Halvorson-Storkey and Ashanti Cartwright touch pregnant volunteer Courtney Douglass Friday in the Central Lakes College nursing department at the Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection Career Exploration Day. Douglass is a registered nurse from the Family Birthplace at Essentia Health in Brainerd. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video and Galleryplay button
Bridges Career and Academies Career Exploration Day
March 12, 2018 - 8:00am
As classmates Trevor Slaybaugh and Kyler Couture watch, Griffin Dahlberg (all grade 9) cuts reel hubs apart on a tablesaw. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Students get real-life manufacturing, sales experience with rattle reels
March 12, 2018 - 5:00am
Pine River-Backus High School honor roll
March 12, 2018 - 3:30am
Tiger Talk: Changes in technology and education
March 12, 2018 - 3:00am