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January 19, 2018
Pine River: Council makes final airport payment
January 19, 2018 - 7:00am
The cab of the Pequot Lakes fire tower was once used by the Department of Natural Resources forestry to watch for wildfire. Today, the tower sits empty due to budgetary issues and constant vandalism. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal file photo
Crow Wing County looks to acquire Pequot Lakes fire tower
January 19, 2018 - 5:00am
January 17, 2018
The Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center is also known as the Kirkbride Building. David Samson / Forum News Service
Fergus Falls plans to demolish old state mental hospital
January 17, 2018 - 7:41pm
Cass County Board: Public awareness campaign on voting rolled out
January 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
It was a full house at the Hilltop Regional Kitchen's Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Ceremony in Eagle Bend on Nov 15, 2017. The kitchen project received Innovation Funding in 2016 and 2017. An estimated 100,000 meals per year will be produced for senior citizens throughout central Minnesota as a result of the new kitchen. Submitted photo
Cities and counties invited to apply for 2018 innovation funding
January 17, 2018 - 1:00pm
Commissioner Paul Thiede listens to Crow Wing Energized steering committee members Kara Griffin, division manager of county community services, and Adam Rees, Essentia Health Central Region president, give an update about the community health movement led by Crow Wing County Community Services and Essentia Health. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Health survey energizes community health movement
January 17, 2018 - 10:00am
President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota says on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, that now is the time to repair buildings on campuses around the state. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton announced $1.5 billion construction proposal
January 17, 2018 - 7:00am
The Backus City Council, left-to right: Ann Birge, Rae Borst, mayor Kurt Sawyer, Tyler Smith and Karl Flier. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Backus: City to gradually go to LED lights
January 17, 2018 - 6:00am
During the annual reorganizational meeting, the Pine River-Backus School Board set meeting dates and times, renewed contracts and delegated official relationships with depositories and publishers. Echo-Journal photo
Pine River-Backus School: Board reorganizes for 2018
January 17, 2018 - 4:00am
January 16, 2018
Students from Fernando Burga's Land Use Planning course presented their policy recommendations to the City of Ramsey via posters at an event on December 8, 2017. Photo: Bruce Silcox
Making planning legible - students helping City of Ramsey with visual approach
January 16, 2018 - 9:00am
Nisswa: Council makes routine annual appointments
January 16, 2018 - 4:00am
Jenkins: Council makes annual appointments
January 16, 2018 - 3:30am
January 15, 2018
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party governor candidate and State Auditor Rebecca Otto stands to answer a question on health care in a forum Monday evening in the Beaux Arts Ballroom at Bemidji State University. Candidates from left are: St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman; District 64A Rep. Erin Murphy, St. Paul; Otto, May Township; District 61B Rep. Paul Thissen, Minneapolis; and U.S. Congressman Tim Walz, MN-01.
Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service
Candidates questioned on big issues from a rural perspective
January 15, 2018 - 10:29pm
Mayor Patty Norgaard (left) poses with Crosslake Community School students Elizabeth Berglund and Jayda Anderson and teacher Rhonda Veit. Berglund and Anderson read essays titled “If I Were Mayor for a Day” at the Monday, Jan. 8, city council meeting. Submitted Photo
Crosslake: Students read essays, Council learns about affordable housing funding
January 15, 2018 - 4:00am
January 14, 2018
Breezy Point: Four finalists to interview for city administrator
January 14, 2018 - 6:00am