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Roads to grandma's house should be busy
Police Blotter - Nov. 18, 2017
Update: Deer pulled from icy river fails to recover
Pequot Lakes: Roads dominate discussion
Dahl, Lasher announce their retirements from sheriff's office
Patriots fall to Crusaders in state semifinals
Patriots fall 45-7 at state
State Football: Pequot poised for state upset
Deer hunting: First weekend harvest up 22 percent in lakes area
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
Gerald R. Seaton
Adella Doris Ubl
Tracy Lynn Budday
Janelle M. Mulroy
Eagles Nest Church to host mortgage burning celebration
Pequot Lakes: Faith, food, fellowship offered Fridays to students
Chef's Hat: Pack a punch with Parmesan
Healthy living: Eat the Mediterranean way
Think about quitting: Great American Smokeout is Nov. 16
The Last Windrow: Warm fall weather wasn't always welcome
As I See It: Whither goest morality?
Letter to the Editor: Can we talk about mass shootings yet?
PR-B Family Center: 'Top shelf' people needed to meet holiday needs
Director's notes: CCS measuring community kindness
letters to the editor
Births - Sept. 24, 2017
October 27, 2017
Halloween activities abound at Backus festival
The Cornfest Harvest Festival at Foothills Christian Academy in Backus had no shortage of fall-themed activities for its first year. Classic...
October 27, 2017 - 8:00am
October 20, 2017
Cornfest harvest festival slated Saturday
The Backus Cornfest committee will host a harvest festival featuring games and activities, followed by a full meal, to expand fundraising efforts. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, with dinner from 4-8 p.m. at Foothills Christian Academy on First Avenue in...
October 20, 2017 - 7:30am
August 17, 2017
Backus Senior Center wins best float at 2017 Cornfest
The Totally Awesome '80s theme of the Backus Cornfest on Saturday, Aug. 12, brought out everyone's inner dude, especially the Backus Senior Center,...
August 17, 2017 - 7:00am
August 9, 2017
Totally Awesome '80s is Backus Cornfest theme
Backus Cornfest will sport the theme Totally Awesome '80s on Saturday, Aug. 12. Attendees will see the return of local favorites like the corn feed, corn eating contest and a street dance. New this year is the Travelling Art Pub event, which will be held on Front Street along with...
August 9, 2017 - 6:00am
August 17, 2016
Backus Cornfest is cornier than ever
The Backus Cornfest theme was "Harvesting the Memories," a theme demonstrated during the Saturday, Aug. 13, parade with classic cars, Backus...
August 17, 2016 - 11:42am
August 10, 2016
Backus Cornfest on tap Aug. 13
"Harvesting the Memories" is the theme of the 40th annual Backus Cornfest event Saturday, Aug. 13. The Backus Fire Department will be parade...
August 10, 2016 - 1:37pm
July 20, 2016
Backus Cornfest volunteers sought
Backus Cornfest volunteers, committee members, parade judges, craft fair vendors and royalty contestants are being sought. Cornfest is Saturday, Aug. 13. Anyone interested can contact Jan Schmid at 218-947-4220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 20, 2016 - 10:52am
August 5, 2015
Miss Backus wants to work in medicine
The first day of August marked the beginning of new royalty in Backus, with the crowning of Brittany Schmid as Miss Backus. Schmid was awarded...
August 5, 2015 - 1:57pm
June 17, 2015
Cornfest is a labor of love for Polo
For many years, countless hours of dedication have made the Backus Cornfest possible, and committee members like Bonnie Polo demonstrate just...
June 17, 2015 - 11:40am
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 7, 2014
Lodin is Queen of Backus
Marilynn Lodin was crowned Queen of Backus in preparation for the annual Backus Cornfest event Saturday, Aug. 9. Lodin was crowned as a result...
August 7, 2014 - 2:58pm
Backus Cornfest events feature memorial balloon launch
The annual Backus Cornfest is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9. This year's theme is "Colonel Cobber Goes Pop." Festivities will include a memorial balloon launch for event organizer Michael Martin, who recently died. The Backus American Legion and Auxiliary will sponsor several events...
August 7, 2014 - 2:33pm
July 16, 2014
Balloon launch planned in memory of Backus Cornfest volunteer
A well known volunteer from rural Backus passed away July 8. Michael Martin, known for his annual portrayal of Santa Claus, his devotion to...
July 16, 2014 - 11:06am