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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Supreme Court partly strikes down state drunken driving test refusal laws
Vikings prevail in US Bank Stadium ‘photobombing’ lawsuit
Weather service confirms Sunday's twisters: More dramatic damage, stories emerge
Armed man opens fire in German cinema complex, up to 50 hurt
Foothills Christian Academy prepares for fall opening
Coaches thank athletes, parents at year-end banquet
Golf Leagues-June 23, 2016
Patriots finish 2nd at Class AA state tournament: Pequot Lakes enjoys best finish in program history
Pequot Lakes Softball - State Tournament, First Day
Girls golf: Stone finishes fourth at state
Wade Joseph Zelinske
Ronald J. Witt
Ernestine "Dolly" Swanson
Abigail Grace Segler
Stephanie Lynn Krugman
Pets on parade in Pequot Lakes
Faces: Eileen Kulseth - Cottage Place Art School
Faith: 'Who do you say that I am?'
Cancer survivors celebrate at PR-B Area Relay for Life
Majestic artworks on display in Nisswa
MMBA Home Show
From the Lefthand Corner: Sensible side of presidential choice in 2016
Letters to Editor: Filibuster on gun control
Letter to the editor: Got conscience?
Letter to the editor: Got conscience?
Letter to the Editor: City of Pequot Lakes appreciates grant
letters to the editor
22nd Birthday: Alyssie Poozer
90th Birthday: Joe Thesing
Engagement Announced: Becky Wohl and Troy Haukos
Engagement Announced: Andrea Borden and Brent Egan
Wedding Announced: Joanna Larson and Brandon Johns
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
November 20, 2014
Ruud appointed assistant Senate minority leader
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, was appointed as an assistant minority leader by Minnesota Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie. “It is an honor to be chosen to help lead the Senate Republican Caucus,” said Ruud. “I’m looking forward to being a voice...
November 20, 2014 - 12:29pm