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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Backus Legion officers installed
Ruttger Family honored for philanthropy
Smaller turnout, bigger fish at week 4 of Hackensack fishing contest
Making the Grade: July 15, 2018
Outdoor Notes for July 15
Golf results - July 12, 2018
Danecdotes: Fan voting affects all-star games
KLICK! - Run for the Walleye
PL 9U team league champs
Edward R. Van Beek
Jevonne M. Ness
Julius Clifford Matson
Michael T. Koering
Backus Legion Auxiliary makes donation
Card games: July 2-6, 2018
One pan egg bake: only fresh ingredients needed
Chef's Hat: For a sweet treat, grill fruit
Our Lady of the Lakes Parish to hold capital fund drive
Uncharted: Learning to fly - A zip lining experience
The Last Windrow: Life lessons learned on the farm
Letter to the editor: Thank you, Pequot Lakes police
Letter to the Editor: There's only one set of facts
Cheesehead Chatter: Farewell to Echoland
letters to the editor
Births: July 8, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: July 1, 2018
February 10, 2017
Browser column: February filled with library events
Friends and neighbors, It is February, the short month. Stuffed into this seemingly non-descript month is Valentine's Day and President's Day, the latter of which is a closed day for your library, the Pine River Public Library. Chances are good that I will be taking a short vacation...
February 10, 2017 - 10:22pm
January 19, 2017
Browser: Learn how to get ebooks on your devices Saturday- Adult winter reading program begins
Friends and neighbors, Guess what? More free stuff from your Pine River Public Library and Kitchigami Regional Library in conjunction with the Pine River-Backus Community Education program! This time it is a class on how to get ebooks on your devices. What devices, you may ask? You...
January 19, 2017 - 10:35pm
October 26, 2016
Reminders-Oct. 27, 2016
Grassroots Concert in Nisswa Singer-songwriter Diana Jones will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, for a Grassroots Concerts debut in the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in Nisswa. Concert general admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention,...
October 26, 2016 - 11:01am
October 12, 2016
Browser Column: Enjoy haunted house, celebrate Browser's birthday
Dear friends and neighbors, I am told that Oct. 15 is "Star Wars" read day. Now, I know what October is, and I certainly know what "read" is, living in a library as I do. But I have no idea what "Star Wars" means. I have often looked up at the heavens and appreciated the many pins...
October 12, 2016 - 3:04pm
September 9, 2016
Browser Column: Native Pride Productions founder to present program in Pine River
Friends and neighbors, "Heritage," according to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is a legacy or birthright. I know nothing of my own heritage. I am what is known as a foundling. This is not the case of our latest offering from the Minnesota Legacy Program. He is Larry Yazzie, founder...
September 9, 2016 - 9:54am
August 3, 2016
Browser the library cat: Let them eat pie
Friends and neighbors, I firmly believe Marie Antoinette should have said, "Let them eat pie." The starving masses would have been nourished. And speaking of pie, Pie on the Park is coming up. It will be Friday, Aug. 5, and we need pie bakers. This isn't hard. I'd do it myself if...
August 3, 2016 - 2:50pm
July 27, 2016
Browser: Pie on Park
Friends and neighbors, I firmly believe Marie Antoinette should have said, "Let them eat pie." The starving masses would have been nourished. And speaking of pie, "Pie on Park" is coming right up. It will be Friday, August 5 th . We need pie bakers. This isn't hard. I'd do it myself...
July 27, 2016 - 4:52pm
July 6, 2016
Browser: Pine River Library to host program on India, book sale
Friends and neighbors, and most specifically my younger friends and neighbors, Soon, very soon, comes a special presentation by our Minnesota Legacy Program in whole or part with money dedicated to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage - India! "The seventh-largest country...
July 6, 2016 - 1:33pm
June 15, 2016
Pine River Public Library modifies reading porch plans
The Pine River Public Library has made alterations to its proposed three-season reading porch that could allow the space to be used during mild...
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
Summer fun to begin at Pine River Library
Friends and neighbors, It is the commencement of glorious summer here in Minnesota, and the Pine River Public Library. First on the docket are our reading programs for the young people, "Read for the Win." Signup for these programs is Monday, June 6, and the programs begin Saturday,...
June 1, 2016 - 1:10pm
May 17, 2016
Wine, beer, spirits tasting fundraiser set May 19 in Pine River
Friends and neighbors of the adult human variety! There is a fabulous event coming soon. It is located at Bites Grill and Bar so I can't attend, but Muriel promises to take the flat Browser so I can at least make my presence known. This event is to benefit both the Pine River Public...
May 17, 2016 - 5:48pm
March 31, 2016
Browser column: Ups and downs at Pine River Public Library
Well, friends and neighbors, I feel like I'm on a trampoline here at the Pine River Public Library. Ups and downs. First, the "down" part. Sarah is leaving. She has taken a full-time job. They tell me she will come for visits. I hope this is true. Sarah is my family. I will miss her...
March 31, 2016 - 11:00am
February 21, 2016
Browser: Cold, snow mean it's perfect time to read
Friends and neighbors, Here in the north country we are in the heart of winter, yet in some parts of our glorious nation other friends and neighbors...
February 21, 2016 - 8:00am
November 13, 2015
Browser: Pine River Library lists holiday happenings
We are now, friends and neighbors, in that festive season. One holiday after another. Veterans Day was Nov. 11. Thanksgiving, a moveable feast, is Nov. 26 this year. Our library is closed those days. Then comes the festival of lights. It's a case of "a rose by any other name...
November 13, 2015 - 2:29pm
October 15, 2015
Browser: Lost towns topic of library program Oct. 17
Honestly, friends and neighbors, I find Rhonda Fochs' subject the most fascinating of any that we experience. She writes about lost towns...
October 15, 2015 - 1:12pm