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Pickup truck catches fire on Highway 371 in Nisswa
Crow Wing County Board: Approves of cooperative mental health agreement
Veterans Day: Area students recognize those who served
Speed limits increase for state highways in statewide MnDOT initiative
Senate Republicans re-elect Gazelka as majority leader
Girls Basketball: Lane signs to play for Fighting Hawks.
Junior Hockey: Wisconsin sweeps North Stars
Volleyball: PR-B's Wynn all-state. Tigers earn academic honors
Fergus Falls area to host 2019 Governor's Deer Opener
PL 8th-graders achieve perfect season
James V. Olson
Bernice A. Otterson
Rockne D. Anderson
Brett Lee Thomas
Essentia Health offers way to quit smoking for better health
Chef's Hat: Don't forget about those tried-and-true recipes
Faith: Keep God in your life
Senior Menus: Nov. 12-16, 2018
Vine identified, how to protect junipers and more
Opinion: Thanksgiving and very thankful
Letter to the Editor: Norgaard proud of time as mayor
Letter to the editor: It's time for everyone to come together
The Cracker Barrel: Mental clutter
Guest Opinion: Ask a Trooper
letters to the editor
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
November 1, 2018
South 6th Street open for business
"This is a momentous occasion." These were the words from a brightly dressed Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce president on a chilly Halloween...
November 1, 2018 - 5:00am
October 27, 2018
Finalists vie for 2nd Destination Downtown business prize
Three finalists are now in the final stretch before the winner of the second Destination Downtown Business Challenge is named next month. Dreams,...
October 27, 2018 - 7:00am
October 26, 2018
Business Briefs Policy Announcements
The Echo Journal will launch a paid Business Announcements service starting with the Thursday, Nov. 1, edition for business items such as job changes, promotions, new hires, awards, employee recognition, training or conferences attended. The service will allow businesses to go online...
October 26, 2018 - 9:30am
October 25, 2018
Sourcewell to host workforce conference
School, agency, college and business/industry personnel are invited to participate in the Building the 21st Century Workforce conference Nov. 16 at Sourcewell in Staples. This free event aims to help participants plan, build partnerships and set regional goals in addressing workforce...
October 25, 2018 - 4:30am
October 14, 2018
Area Dining: The Black and White gets a gold star
LITTLE FALLS—A casual day trip for a hike at Charles A. Lindbergh State Park in Little Falls turned into a surprising gourmet adventure....
October 14, 2018 - 7:00am
September 22, 2018
Economic boom in Nisswa's future with Grand View expansion
NISSWA—"Grand View does it again. It's as simple as that." With a nearly $50 million expansion project in the works, Nisswa's Grand View...
September 22, 2018 - 5:00am
September 19, 2018
Tapping Duluth's brewing history
DULUTH — As a longtime beer salesman, Pete Clure is happy to be a cog in the local scene — even if the craft beer explosion has intruded...
September 19, 2018 - 11:22am
September 5, 2018
Progress: Dogs go full tilt at Full Tilt Agility Training: Canines come excited, leave exhausted
They jump amazing lengths. They scurry through collapsible tunnels. They bark when they are excited. They listen to their handlers' commands....
September 5, 2018 - 8:36am
September 3, 2018
Our Opinion: Celebrating Progress in the Brainerd area
Brainerd lakes area businesses have a lot to celebrate this Labor Day weekend. The economy is in a turnaround, new businesses are opening, unemployment is at historic low levels and jobs are there for those who seek them. It's a spectacular turnaround from the Great Recession of a...
September 3, 2018 - 5:30am
August 23, 2018
Minnesota minimum wage to rise on Jan. 1
ST. PAUL — The 219,000 Minnesotans paid minimum wage will get a raise Jan. 1. State officials announced Thursday, Aug. 23, that employees...
August 23, 2018 - 10:58am
August 18, 2018
The Last Windrow: A short history of a 'real' small business
I've done a lot of things in my life. What I am about to write took 30 years, the bulk of the air I have breathed. It was a good span. None of us know when we graduate from high school what the future might bring. Although the speakers at our graduations advise us to be studious,...
August 18, 2018 - 7:30am
August 17, 2018
Johnson, Walz spar in first governor's debate since primary victories
NISSWA—With their interparty rivals eliminated in the primary, Minnesota's remaining gubernatorial candidates can turn their attention...
August 17, 2018 - 10:01pm
Cloquet businessman to fight deportation
CLOQUET , Minn. — A man known for his involvement in a popular Cloquet restaurant was deported to Mexico this week but will petition for re-entry into the United States, his wife said Friday, Aug. 17. Pedro Aranda, 42, is back in his home country after being arrested by U.S....
August 17, 2018 - 7:45pm
Letter to the editor: Support our community
I know there has been a great deal of dissension in Pequot Lakes over the past few months, and I also know everyone probably feels they are doing what is best for our community. That being said, it was brought to my attention by a visitor in our community that when they asked where...
August 17, 2018 - 8:30am
August 14, 2018
Pine River welcomes CanvasTech
The Pine River Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed CanvasTech, a new businesses to Pine River. Rick Low owns the business that specializes...
August 14, 2018 - 6:00am