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Airplane crash in Longville results in minor injuries
Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Glynlyon appoints president of Alpha Omega Publications Division
Sandhill cranes topic of Brainerd presentation Sept.24
Nisswa Garden Club to meet Sept. 25 at community center
Police Blotter - September 18
Crow Wing County board likely to cut property tax levy for fifth straight year
PR-B places 2nd at C-I tournament
Patriot girls 3rd at Eveleth-Gilbert meet
Symanietz third at skate contest
North Stars edged in season opener
Flyers spike Patriots 3-1 on Monday
Wilbur Charles (Bill) Nemitz
Barbara Jane Brekken
William "Bill" Van Dyke
Weagel shows glass art at Chautauqua program
Crafts, food anchor Taste of Pequot & Arts and Crafts Fair
Lakes Area Well-Read Mom Book Club to meet
Senior Menu - September 18
Essentia Health offers walk-in flu clinics
Letters to the Editor: Help plan Ideal Green Market food co-op
Letters to the Editor: A hearty thank you
From the Lefthand Corner: The perfect politician?
Minnesota's retired veterans are an asset worth our investment
The Last Windrow: Benefits of homegrown potatoes
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September 17, 2014
Pine River-Backus School Board approves preliminary levy, bus purchase
The Pine River-Backus (PR-B) School Board on Monday, Sept. 15, approved a preliminary 2015 levy for the maximum amount. Discussion to approve the maximum levy amount did include some disagreement from board members Katy Botz and Jim Coffland. At the meeting and in personal phone...
September 17, 2014 - 4:05pm
PR-B places 2nd at C-I tournament
The Pine River-Backus volleyball team finished second out of 12 teams after a heartbreaking championship loss to the Hermantown Hawks at the 29th annual Barb Neprud tournament on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Crosby-Ironton High School. Despite being injured in the first game of the championship...
September 17, 2014 - 3:47pm
Tigers hold off Pillager 21-18
On a cold Friday night, Sept. 12, the Pine River-Backus Tigers hosted the Pillager Huskies in a North Star Conference battle of 1-1 overall teams. When it was over, the Tigers had edged the Huskies 21-18. Henry Krecklau had two touchdowns and rushed for 128 yards for PR-B, which...
September 17, 2014 - 2:39pm
September 12, 2014
Backus council approves 2.5 percent tax levy increase
The Backus City Council on Monday, Sept.
September 12, 2014 - 10:58am
September 4, 2014
PR-B falls to state champions in opener
The Pine River-Backus Tigers open their football season at home with a 44-13 non-conference loss to the two-time Class A state champion Mahnomen Indians on a warm, muggy night on Friday, Aug. 29. "We competed very well against them," said PR-B head coach Tom Demars. "Lots of guys...
September 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
Verndale sweeps Tigers in PR-B's season opener
Jordyn Glenz had 16 kills and five digs and Haley Stinar finished with 20 set assists and 11 digs to lead the visiting Verndale Pirates to a 3-0 non-conference win over Pine River-Backus on Thursday, Aug. 28. The Pirates won by scores of 25-12, 25-19 and 25-22 in the season opener...
September 4, 2014 - 12:45pm
August 28, 2014
PR-B cross country 7th at meet
The Pine River-Backus boys' cross country team finished seventh at the season opening meet at the Staples-Motley Invitational on Monday, Aug. 25. Detroit Lakes finished first with 46 while Long Prairie/Grey Eagle was second with 65. The top Tiger finisher was T.J.
August 28, 2014 - 3:53pm
August 11, 2014
Backus Cornfest 2014
The annual Backus Cornfest brings together a summer street festival and a popular corn feed. This year's event featured a baloon launch in memory...
August 11, 2014 - 10:47am
August 6, 2014
Backus council learns of local arson, discusses fire department
Cass County Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Brogle told the Backus City Council on Monday, Aug. 4, that a fire recently extinguished on Backus property along State Highway 371 was set intentionally. The Backus Fire Department and Cass County Sheriff's Department responded to a business owned...
August 6, 2014 - 1:44pm
July 30, 2014
Backus Lions to host peach sale
The Backus Lions will be selling Colorado peaches beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13 in the 371 Liquor Locker parking lot. The Liquor Locker is located just north of Backus on the west side of State Highway 371. The cost is $25 per case, with each case containing approximately...
July 30, 2014 - 11:31am
Residents begin filing for local office
Filing for city, township, and school board positions officially opened in Minnesota on Tuesday, July 29. In the city of Crosslake, two residents have filed for mayor: the current mayor, Darrell Schneider, and Council Member Steve Roe. This means Crosslake will have at least one...
July 30, 2014 - 11:05am
July 23, 2014
Pine River-Backus School Board discusses levy options, balanced scorecard
The Pine River-Backus (PR-B) School Board on Monday, July 21, discussed results of the school's balanced scorecard and introduced this year's discussion on a possible increase in the tax levy through Local Option Revenue (LOR). Business Manager Jolene Bengtson said the district qualified...
July 23, 2014 - 11:15am
July 16, 2014
Backus Lions to host fly-in breakfast July 27
The 19th annual Backus Fly-In Pancake Breakfast will be from 7:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, July 27, at the Backus Airport, just west of Highway 371. The breakfast, a benefit for the Backus Fire Department and first responders, will cost $6 at the door ($5 in advance) and $3 for children...
July 16, 2014 - 11:40am
July 11, 2014
Backus American Legion receives award
For the fifth time in the past six years the Backus American Legion was selected the best small post in the Sixth Legion District. District Membership Director Jim Lucas presented the award at the post's installation of officers ceremony Monday, June 23, citing the post's record...
July 11, 2014 - 12:03pm
July 10, 2014
Backus Fire Department, council discuss bank account
Backus Fire Chief Jason Smith is working with the Backus City Council to find a solution to a banking issue discovered in the annual audit. Solutions were discussed at the Monday, July 7, city council meeting. The audit revealed that the fire department had a checking account using...
July 10, 2014 - 10:44am