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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
[VIDEO] News of the North - New principal in Pequot Lakes
Director's Notes: Legislator visits; first graduation planned
First-time homebuyer class offered in Baxter
Tiger Talk: Tiger Pride Service Day is May 22
Pequot Promoters talk about city happenings
[VIDEO] In the Bleachers with Wheaties - Softball & baseball off to great start
Pequot Lakes JO volleyball triumphs
Pequot Lakes boys 2-2 at tournament
Pequot Lakes' JV team 5-0
Hall earns top honors for PL
Ronald B. Anderson
Richard L. Raymond
Emily M. Ingemansen
Chef's Hat recipe: Stuffed Rhubarb French Toast
Chef's Hat recipe: Rhubarb Float
Chef's Hat recipe: Rhubarb Crumble
Chef's Hat: Harvesting rhubarb means it's officially spring
St. Alice will not have garage sale in June
Letters to the Editor: 'Coalition' appreciation luncheon
Letters to the Editor: Looney Lutherans were great on Pequot Lakes stage
Letters to the Editor: Understand industrial infrastructure, environmental results
Letters to the Editor: In response to 'Presidential race is on' column
The Last Windrow: Planting season finally arrives
letters to the editor
Schmidt 80th birthday
Births - April 26
Births - April 9
St. Marie 50th anniversary
Births - April 2
April 23, 2015
Breezy Point Airport to host first fly-in May 2
The Breezy Point Airport invites the public to its first-ever fly-in from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2. "JJ's has had a pig roast that same day every year for 25 years," airport manager Cliff Muller said. "We decided this would be the best day to do it.
April 23, 2015 - 3:22pm
Real-life civics lesson
April 23, 2015 - 1:52pm
Young guitarist to perform May 1 in Nisswa
Grassroots Concerts welcomes young guitarist Mark Kroos at 7:30 p.m.
lifestyles / entertainment
April 23, 2015 - 1:40pm
April 22, 2015
Pequot Lakes: School board closes grade 5 open enrollment
During their Monday, April 20, meeting, the Pequot Lakes School Board unanimously agreed to close open enrollment for fifth-grade students for the coming school year. "I just want to make sure we are being transparent about the 'why' behind that," superintendent Chris Lindholm told...
April 22, 2015 - 10:32am
April 20, 2015
CSAH 36 construction to begin in Crosslake
County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 36 southeast Crosslake, from CSAH 37 to County Road (CR) 114, will be closed starting Monday, April 20, for a road improvement project. Crow Wing County has entered into a contract with Tri-City Paving for the construction work consisting of grading,...
April 20, 2015 - 3:51pm
Brainerd YMCA offers swim lessons
The Brainerd Family YMCA spring II swim lesson schedule is available at the YMCA and at brainerdlakesymca.org. The session for preschool and school-age children began this week and meets once a week for six weeks. Registration is open. Contact the Brainerd Family YMCA at 218-829-4767...
April 20, 2015 - 2:58pm
April 15, 2015
Breezy Point: Fishing boardwalk nears completion
After nearly a year of work and planning, Breezy Point's fishing boardwalk - placed on the channel of Pelican Lake along Breezy Point Drive - is nearly complete. The boardwalk, put in place in November 2014, is still a "work in progress," said city administrator Joe Rudberg. While...
April 15, 2015 - 2:21pm
Healthy soil class offered in Hackensack
Jim Etzel, owner of Earth Is Our Home Soil Consulting, will hold a class on balancing soils using the Albrecht method from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Hackensack Senior Center. This method works with the natural world utilizing minerals, biology and methods to enhance...
April 15, 2015 - 2:17pm
Crosslake: Roe discusses city's future at Chautauqua
In the first Chautauqua program of the year, Crosslake mayor Steve Roe spoke with roughly 25 residents about the future of the city. In a change from the usual setup of Chautauqua forums, the time allotted for audience questions - which usually took up the final 15 minutes - lasted...
April 15, 2015 - 11:09am
April 2, 2015
Resilient Action Day draws crowd
For the second year, Happy Dancing Turtle of Pine River held an informative Resilient Action Day (RAD) for those interested in learning resilience. This year's event hosted over 12 unique, educational opportunities for registrants. RAD registrants were almost guaranteed to bring...
April 2, 2015 - 3:31pm
April 1, 2015
Ice Cream shop to open in Breezy Point
Breezy Point residents Chris and Shannon Cullen had been driving past the small building just west of the Breezy Point Resort gates every day. When they saw the "For Sale" sign in its window, Chris - a self-described entrepreneur at heart - saw an opportunity. Now, the couple's new...
April 1, 2015 - 11:27am
Pequot Lakes: Students present research results
Students of Lynn Smith's science classes at Pequot Lakes High School presented their findings on a number of different topics at their science fair Wednesday, March 25. Students, who were allowed to work in groups, showed their results to a panel of judges who assessed the groups'...
news / education
April 1, 2015 - 11:02am
March 26, 2015
Dan-ecdotes: The highs and lows of owning a cat, continued
Who's ready for another cat story? When I last wrote on this topic, I discussed how my wife and I adopted a cat, Luna, only to find out a few days later that she was about three weeks pregnant. Not long after, we had Luna and seven kittens in our two-bedroom apartment, which I can...
opinion / columns
March 26, 2015 - 2:51pm
Pequot Lakes: School district looks into CEO Program
The Pequot Lakes School District is looking into a program that would give students an inside look at owning their own business. District officials hope to get the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) Program off the ground in Pequot Lakes by the 2016-17 school year. The...
March 26, 2015 - 2:41pm
March 25, 2015
Crosslake: Council talks communication finances in joint meeting
The Crosslake City Council held a special joint meeting with the utilities advisory board on Thursday, March 19, to review the financial statements of Crosslake Communications in 2014. Pat Powers of Olsen-Thielen & Co., an accounting firm based in St. Paul, presented to the council...
March 25, 2015 - 11:04am