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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Graduation day in Nisswa
Mission Possible Club to meet June 3
Crosslake seeks tennis players
Hackensack Legion to host flag retirement, veteran recognition events
Clean water grants for project work available
Softball: Patriots stay perfect in playoffs
Rebels had Lightning first defeat
Lightning to host baseball camp
Golf: Heggerston, Patriots win at Pokegama
Baseball: Patriots sweep Tigers
Dorothy Marie Zahratka (Miller)
Richard "Rick" H. Heinlen
Eugene E. Sander
Cindy Jo Oppelt
Joseph Mathew Landowski
Senior Menu - May 28
World War II Brainerd CAP members sought to receive gold medal
Women's Bible study offered at GUMC in Pequot Lakes
Browser: Pine River summer reading program to begin
Faith: What did you do on Memorial Day?
The Last Windrow: It's not easy living in the woods
Letters to the Editor: Thanks to PR-B students for work on community garden
The Last Windrow: Cemeteries bring people together
As I See It: Random musings: We can't win war against nature
Letters to the Editor: Thank you, Breezy Point
letters to the editor
Births - May 28
Births - April 30
Memorial Day 2015: Communities remember those who served
Despite Monday's constant stream of rain, Memorial Day services were held in lakes area communities to honor those who died serving their country. Following is a roundup of area ceremonies: Two area state senators spoke at the Memorial Day service at the Nisswa American Legion -...
8 hours 29 min ago
May 22, 2015
[VIDEO] In the Bleachers with Wheaties - Trapshooting grows in popularity
Pete talks with the head coach of the Pequot Lakes trapshooting team.
May 22, 2015 - 4:56pm
May 21, 2015
PR-B School District: Board reviews revised budget
The Pine River-Backus School Board used its Monday, May 18, regular meeting to review the district's 2014-15 revised budget, among other items. Under the review, guided by the district's business manager, Jolene Bengtson, the board found that the revised budget differed from the...
news / education
May 21, 2015 - 11:33am
May 20, 2015
Memorial Day services planned in area communities
The following Memorial Day services will be held in area communities: Backus Pastor Blair Ecker of the Pine Mountain Gospel Church in Backus will give Memorial Day addresses at Backus and Ponto Lake cemeteries conducted by the Backus American Legion and Auxiliary. The Backus Legion...
May 20, 2015 - 10:04am
May 13, 2015
May 13, 2015 - 2:37pm
May 11, 2015
Backus Lions to host yard, bake sale May 23
The Backus Lions will host their annual Get a Bargain Yard and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 23, in the Backus Corner Store parking lot, Highway 371 and Fourth Street Northwest. Many slightly used treasures will be on sale, plus homemade baked goods. Proceeds from...
May 11, 2015 - 3:42pm
May 8, 2015
PR-B School District: School board reacts to principal resignation
The Pine River-Backus School Board held an emergency meeting Friday, May 1, to discuss replacement of resigning high school principal Trent Langemo. School Board Chair Lee Aimers questioned whether the meeting to discuss the subject qualified as an "emergency" meeting under an advisory...
May 8, 2015 - 3:29pm
Smelt fry has record-breaking 50th year
The Backus Fire Department and its many volunteers saw the attendance record broken Saturday, May 2, at the 50-year anniversary of the Backus Smelt Fry. The landmark event ended with 841 meals of beer battered smelt and fish, potato salad, beans and picnic foods served. To commemorate...
May 8, 2015 - 3:06pm
Backus: Council reviews quotes
During their Monday, May 4, city council meeting, the Backus City Council reviewed quotes for two city projects. The first project considered was for repair to one of the city's well pumps. The council questioned the differences in the quote amounts. A quote from Thein Well in Spicer...
May 8, 2015 - 10:49am
May 7, 2015
[VIDEO] In the Bleachers with Wheaties - Good natured track rivalry
Pete interviews Pequot Lakes athlete of the week Chase Blaeser. Blaeser talks about a good natured rivalry with a fellow teammate.
May 7, 2015 - 1:54pm
April 29, 2015
Backus bank undergoes personnel changes
Mike Elsenpeter, president of The First National Bank of Walker, announces personnel changes at the Backus office. Jay Cline, current vice president of the bank, will take on an additional responsibility as branch manager of the Backus office.
news / business
April 29, 2015 - 1:53pm
April 27, 2015
[VIDEO] Controlled training burn in Backus
Controlled training burn being done with an agriculture variance outside of Backus.
April 27, 2015 - 10:56am
April 24, 2015
[VIDEO] In the Bleachers with Wheaties - Softball & baseball off to great start
Both softball and baseball teams have started the spring season off great for Pine River-Backus and Pequot Lakes.
April 24, 2015 - 5:13pm
April 23, 2015
Pine River-Backus School Board: Directors request funds
Directors of various departments at Pine River-Backus School presented their departments' needs at the Monday, April 20, school board meeting. Their presentation followed committee reports, which included a report that indicated the finance committee is nearing its goal in cost reductions...
April 23, 2015 - 11:45am
April 22, 2015
Backus man is Minnesota SBA young entrepreneur of the year
Travis Kelley of JenTra Tools in Backus is the U.S. Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Minnesota.
news / business
April 22, 2015 - 2:19pm