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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Serve camp packs meals for Operation Sandwich
Free non-surgical weight loss seminar scheduled Sept. 26
Crosslake starts new school year with more space
Lake Shore: Nisswa Legion donates money for police body cameras
Cities, counties get to decide on 'grandma pods' policy
Tennis: Patriots thrive in opening matches
Golf Leagues - Aug. 25, 2016
Practice begins for area teams
Football: Tigers hope to rebound from late-season upset
Tennis: New-look Patriots look to senior leadership
June M. Nygren
Harley Dean Eigenheer
John William Vessey, Jr.
Author Simar chosen as WILLA Literary Award finalist
Bluegrass concert on tap Sunday in Crosslake
Northwoods Art and Book Festival brings food fiction to town
Chef's Hat: Overabundance of oregano
Music showcase, community event on tap Aug. 26 in Emily
MMBA Home Show
The Cracker Barrel: Thirty days hath September
From the Lefthand Corner: Memories of Wendy
Vogt's Notes: Venture with us on s'more tour around Whitefish Chain
Faith: Anno mortis eius (in the year of her death)
Letters to the Editor: Local support for muskie stocking on Gull?
letters to the editor
80th Birthday: Wilma Durham
70th Wedding Anniversary: DeWayne and Millie Schwanke
60th Wedding Anniversary: Ray and Carolyn Frisch
Wedding Announced: Melissa Besmehn and Tyler Junkenmeier
Births-Aug. 11, 2016
July 6, 2016
Ruud appointed to Legislative Commission on Surrogacy
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, was recently appointed to serve on the newly formed Legislative Commission on Surrogacy. The committee was created through legislation passed during the 2016 legislative session and is made up of 12 legislators along with representatives from...
July 6, 2016 - 1:55pm
June 8, 2016
State Legislature: Area legislators hail veterans tax cut bill: They share high, low points of session
At least four area Republican legislators cited a provision that excludes military retirement pay from state income tax as a highlight of the 2016 legislative session that concluded May 23. The bill was authored by Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, in the House and Sen. Paul Gazelka,...
June 8, 2016 - 10:56am
May 10, 2016
Ruud honored for outdoors accomplishments
The Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota presented state Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, with the Legislator of Distinction Award on Wednesday,...
May 10, 2016 - 2:08pm
Legislature: Area legislators share thoughts on legislative session
Six area Republican legislators shared their thoughts about the 10-week legislative session that started Tuesday, March 8, while at a Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce event. Attending the breakfast forum Thursday, March 3, at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter were District...
March 10, 2016 - 1:44pm
March 3, 2016
Ruud to seek re-election to Senate District 10 seat
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, has begun her campaign for re-election in Senate District 10, which encompasses all of Crow Wing and...
March 3, 2016 - 2:17pm
January 14, 2016
Ruud to host Senate District 10 meetings
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, is hosting Senate District 10 meetings. Constituents are encouraged to attend and discuss the issues that are important to them before the 2016 legislative session kicks off March 8. On Jan. 20, Ruud will be at the Jenkins VFW from 9-10 a.m.,...
January 14, 2016 - 2:10pm
December 11, 2015
Area legislators respond to projected budget surplus
In November, the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget released an economic forecast predicting a state surplus of $1.871 billion for fiscal year 2016-17. Some area legislators suggest this is a sign of over taxation. "While news of a budget surplus is good for the state's...
December 11, 2015 - 9:20am
November 13, 2015
Veterans Day in the Lakes Area
Veterans Day was celebrated in all parts of the lakes area on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Sen. Carrie Ruud joined Lutheran Social Service at the Crosslake...
November 13, 2015 - 11:15am
September 23, 2015
Ruud installed as chair-elect of NFWL board
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, was recently elected to serve as chair-elect on the board of directors for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), the nation's oldest organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government. "It's such...
September 23, 2015 - 3:42pm
Real-life civics lesson
April 23, 2015 - 1:52pm
March 18, 2015
Garbage search case could affect Minnesota DNA law
Dru Sjodin's mother and a New Mexico mom who also lost her daughter to murder spent a week lobbying Minnesota lawmakers about requiring law enforcement...
March 18, 2015 - 3:29pm
February 5, 2015
Ruud, Lueck author bill to eliminate tax on Social Security
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, and state Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, authored legislation to eliminate the Minnesota tax on Social Security income. The bill would phase out the tax over the next five years. More than 637,000 Minnesotans stand to benefit by saving more than...
February 5, 2015 - 5:52pm
January 22, 2015
Ruud supports bill to repeal mandatory AIS trailer decal
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, has co-authored a bill to repeal a new law mandating an aquatic invasive species (AIS) trailer decal for anyone who transports watercraft or water-related equipment in or through Minnesota. The provision was adopted as part of the 2012 Environment...
January 22, 2015 - 1:44pm
December 31, 2014
Area legislators note roads, tax reform, MNsure as important topics
With the Minnesota legislative session convening Tuesday, Jan. 6, area legislators and legislators-elect say MNsure health plans, roads and highways, and tax reform will be among the biggest topics of discussion. "It's going to be the basics. It's going to be things like our economy...
December 31, 2014 - 11:14am
December 4, 2014
Ruud to conduct meeting in Pequot Lakes
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, will conduct a series of Senate District 10 meetings Saturday, Dec 13, and Saturday, Dec. 20. On Dec. 13, Ruud will be at the Hallett Library in Crosby from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Brainerd City Hall from 11 a.m to noon, and Pequot Lakes City Hall...
December 4, 2014 - 1:33pm