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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
NJPA Invites businesses, schools to address workforce gaps
Crash pins man, injures 2 teens
PR-B Community Education offers classes
Woodturning, glass star classes offered in Pequot Lakes
Nisswa Women's Club to meet Dec. 15
Inside the Outdoors: Deer disease is a less familiar kind of invader
North Stars fall to Lumberjacks
Dan-ecdotes: PL grad Miller overcomes injuries, finds niche in Bears defense
Tulenchik wins title at W-DC tourney: Road Crew place 9th overall
Lightning Squirt B takes second in Cloquet
Henry M. "Bud" Bruss
Shirley Ann Clausen
Nola Joy Wicklund
Geraldine P. Swift
Nisswa Legion hosts Children's Christmas party
Longtime city council member steps down: Williams hopes to continue volunteering in Breezy Point
Jenkins lights up for holidays
Chef's Hat: Warm up with these hot drinks
Santa's little helpers host Kids' Shop Day
Letter to the editor: Pequot Lakes teams thank store, community
The Cracker Barrel: Picking the Christmas tree
The Last Windrow: Anglers anxiously awaiting thick ice
Letter to the Editor: Lakes Area Habitat helps build homes for vets
Letter to the Editor: Pine River Chamber thanks snowplowers, linemen
letters to the editor
80th Birthday: Harold Hanson
50th Wedding Anniversary: James and Mary Ann Zander
50th Wedding Anniversary: Don and Elizabeth Trusty
Three Fold Celebration
Three Fold Fraser Celebration
December 7, 2016
Tigers Suffer First Loss to Menahga
Alyssa Semmler led the Pine River-Backus Tigers with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds as they suffered a narrow 57-50 loss to the Menahga Braves for their first game of the season Tuesday, Nov. 29. The Tigers were only down by two points at the half 29-27, but they had...
December 7, 2016 - 1:09pm
Pages from the Past - Dec. 8, 2016
60 years ago, Dec. 14, 1956 (Headline) Pine River School carnival financial returns listed (Headline) Lutheran "Over 60" party 50 years ago, Dec. 9, 1966 (Headline) Eldon Wiese speaks at Morris beef meet (Advertisement) Now automatic oiling, Pioneer 11-50. The super-powered lightweight...
December 7, 2016 - 1:02pm
December 6, 2016
Girls basketball: Patriots top Tigers in season opener
The Pequot Lakes Patriots girls basketball team opened its 2016-2017 season on a winning note by downing the Pine River-Backus Tigers 55-33 behind...
December 6, 2016 - 11:02am
December 1, 2016
Dan-ecdotes: Winter season in full swing for area teams
With Thanksgiving now in the rearview mirror, lakes area sports fan can now turn their attention to the winter sports season for teams in the...
December 1, 2016 - 10:13am
Pine River-Backus honor roll students listed
The following Pine River-Backus students were named to the first-quarter honor roll: A honor roll 12th grade Autumn M. Crawford, Avery J. Cunningham, Joseph G. Davidson, Courtni Peterson, Judith T. Reed, Joshua W. Sweeney, Hannah L. Wiedewitsch, Amy Wiese. 11th grade Nicholas J. Ackerman,...
December 1, 2016 - 9:21am
November 30, 2016
Backus Legion to host customer appreciation party Dec. 3
The Backus American Legion's annual Christmas and Customer Appreciation party from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, will include complimentary food and door prizes and a 50-ham meat raffle. There will also be a brief comedy skit featuring Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus in "You Really Are My...
November 30, 2016 - 2:17pm
November 29, 2016
Four Tigers named to all-section team
Four Pine River-Backus Tiger seniors were named to the All-Section 6-1A football team this season. They include lineman Joe Davidson, running back/linebacker Mitchell Wynn, wide receiver/defensive back Trey Burgoyne and tight end/defensive end Devyn Richards. Senior lineman Davidson...
November 29, 2016 - 11:03am
November 23, 2016
Pages from the Past - Dec. 1, 2016
60 years ago, Dec. 7, 1956 (Headline) Fire destroys farm home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hawke on Wednesday morning (Headline) Pine River Coop Creamery Association buys shares of deceased members 50 years ago, Dec. 2, 1966 Wyatt, 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dorian Dupont of Pine River,...
November 23, 2016 - 3:04pm
November 22, 2016
Backus: Preconstruction meeting held for water extension
A meeting Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Backus City Hall began the planning and notification process for extending city water from Backus to a select Powers Township neighborhood. Engineers from Widseth, Smith, Nolting engineering firm; representatives from the city of Backus, Powers Township...
November 22, 2016 - 9:56am
November 21, 2016
Dan-ecdotes: PR-B grad Sheley begins final season at BSU
Tatum Sheley of Backus has grown up around basketball. Now, the 5-foot-9-inch guard is in her final season at Bemidji State University and hopes...
November 21, 2016 - 2:00pm
November 16, 2016
Pages from the Past - Nov. 17, 2016
60 years ago, Nov. 16, 1956 A man was arrested over a week ago with his wife and 4-month-old son at LaPorte and admitted burglarizing the Emily Red Owl Store, Jimmy's Shopping Center in Nisswa and a grocery store in Crosby within the last two months, it was revealed by the Crow Wing...
November 16, 2016 - 1:25pm
Election Update: PR-B School Board to have new member
A new face will join the Pine River-Backus School Board, and an incumbent council member in both Backus and Hackensack were not re-elected Tuesday,...
November 16, 2016 - 11:52am
Backus: Community reacts to unexpected death of local business owner
Brent Godfrey, one of three sibling owners of Godfrey's grocery store in rural Backus, died Thursday, Nov. 10, at age 39. Godfrey was well known...
November 16, 2016 - 8:49am
November 10, 2016
Backus: Water main expansion moving ahead in Backus
City water is one step closer to being extended from Backus into a corner of Powers Township just outside of town, with construction possibly...
November 10, 2016 - 9:13am
November 2, 2016
Pages from the Past-Nov. 3, 2016
60 years ago, Nov. 2, 1956 (Headline) Local Youths Found Waiting for Search Party Last Thursday (Headline) Cass County Foster Parents Club Plans Meeting Soon 50 years ago,Nov. 4, 1966 (Headline) Former Homstrom house destroyed by fire Tuesday evening (Proclamation) Now, therefore,...
November 2, 2016 - 2:59pm