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KLICK: 2015 Lakes Bluegrass Festival
Man pleads guilty of stalking MPR host
Firefighter dies after collapsing at fire station
UPDATE: Body found along Crow Wing County road
KLICK: Gull Lake Classic Boat Show 2015
Records fall at NHRA Nationals at BIR
Inside the Outdoors: Is ammunition, firearms tax a new gun control strategy?
Golf Leagues - August 27
Golf - August 27
DNR: ATVs are always in season
Douglas William Needham
Clement Victor Maust
Larry O. Mortenson
James Michael DeOtis
GUMC performs community concert
Looking Back - August 27
Pages from the Past - August 27
Crosslake Presbyterian to host car, motorcycle show Saturday
Great River Strings to practice on Tuesdays
MMBA Home Show
Letters to the Editor: Iran deal is complete nonsense
As I See It: War on Christianity - it's real
Letters to the Editor: Thanks to Nisswa Lions for PA system
Letters to the Editor: Preserve our tourism economy
Letters to the Editor: Thank you, Moonlite Bay
letters to the editor
Birth - August 6
August 27, 2015
Pages from the Past - August 27
60 years ago, Aug. 26, 1955 (Advertisement) When they are hungry give them plenty of meat. (Headline) Backus Schools will start Tuesday, Sept. 6 50 years ago, Aug. 27, 1965 An announcement this week by Dr. Charles Pelzl was to the effect that the extensive building program...
August 27, 2015 - 4:38pm
Paul Durocher Family to perform in Backus
The Paul Durocher Family will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at Pine Mountain Gospel Church in Backus. The church is located in the former Backus School building. The Durocher Family performs live music from traditional hymns to acoustic strings in harmony and rhythm. Their...
lifestyles / entertainment
August 27, 2015 - 2:33pm
August 13, 2015
Lane closures on Highway 87 in Backus to begin Aug. 17
Motorists traveling Highway 87 between Highway 371 in Backus and Highway 84 east of Backus will encounter flaggers, heavy equipment and delays when the road is reduced to a single lane Monday-Friday, Aug. 17-21. The closures will occur from sunrise to sunset while crews resurface...
August 13, 2015 - 3:26pm
August 12, 2015
It's Back-us to the 50's at the Backus Cornfest
The Backus Cornfest theme Back-us to the 50's brought out nostalgia and creativity at the 2015 Cornfest parade. The Red Hat Ladies won best...
August 12, 2015 - 4:09pm
August 6, 2015
Backus Legion to host Corn Fest events
The Backus American Legion and Auxiliary will sponsor several events in conjunction with the community's annual Cornfest on Friday-Sunday, Aug. 7-9. The Legion will kick off the weekend with a giant meat raffle at 5:30 p.m. Friday, followed by bingo at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8,...
August 6, 2015 - 11:57am
Backus Lions to sell Colorado peaches
The Backus Lions Club will sell large Colorado peaches at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the 371 Liquor Locker parking lot, on the west side of Highway 371 just north of Backus. Sales will be first-come, first-served. No advance orders. Cost is $25 per case with approximately...
August 6, 2015 - 11:45am
August 5, 2015
Backus: Council discusses airport improvements
The Backus City Council spent a significant amount of time Monday, Aug. 3, discussing improvements to the municipal airport. New airport manager Craig Taylor approached the council regarding various improvements. First, Taylor discussed bringing a fuel pump at the airport into compliance....
August 5, 2015 - 1:55pm
July 23, 2015
Vets take fishing outing in Backus
Veterans from Eagle's Healing Nest at Sauk Centre and Wounded Warriors of Crosslake attended a fishing outing at Tuck-A-Way Resort on Lake Hattie...
July 23, 2015 - 2:57pm
Reminders - July 23
Backus Fly-In Pancake Breakfast The 20th annual Backus Fly-In Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, July 26, at the Backus Airport, just west of Highway 371. The pancake breakfast, a benefit for the Backus Fire Department and First Responders, will cost...
July 23, 2015 - 2:54pm
July 16, 2015
Backus Legion announces events calendar
Frankie Lamb's Frankly Country Band will return to the Backus American Legion from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, July 19, playing classic country, pop, old-time and swing. The dance will be followed by a dinner from 6 p.m. until gone of Barb's Oven-Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes, gravy, a...
July 16, 2015 - 11:02am
July 15, 2015
Backus Legion pig roast, corn feed slated July 18
The Backus American Legion will host the 11th annual Larry Kostka's Pig Roast and Corn Feed from 4:30 p.m. until gone Saturday, July 18, featuring roast pork on a bun, sweet corn and potato salad for $8 a plate. The event includes a bean bag tournament at 2 p.m. Players can sign...
July 15, 2015 - 3:24pm
July 8, 2015
Tuck-A-Way Resort in Backus to host fishing event for veterans
Tuck-A-Way Resort on Lake Hattie in Backus will host a fishing outing and picnic Thursday, July 16, for veterans with a history of post traumatic stress disorder and addiction issues residing at Eagle's Healing Nest and additional vets affiliated with Wound Warriors of Minnesota. Resort...
July 8, 2015 - 4:01pm
Backus pancake breakfast to benefit fire department
The 20th annual Backus Fly-In Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, July 26, at the Backus Airport, just west of Highway 371. The pancake breakfast, a benefit for the Backus Fire Department and First Responders, will cost $6 at the door ($5 in advance) and...
July 8, 2015 - 3:32pm
June 24, 2015
Relay for Life raises $13,500 for cancer research
The weather was perfect for the annual Pine River-Backus Area Relay for Life held overnight Friday, June 19, at the Pine River-Backus School...
June 24, 2015 - 11:20am
June 15, 2015
[VIDEO] Lightning off to spectacular start
Pete talks with Tyler Wittwer, a Nisswa Lightning baseball player and coach in the Nisswa Lightninig Baseball Camp Youth Camp.
June 15, 2015 - 11:38am