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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
August 24, 2016
Cities, counties get to decide on 'grandma pods' policy
Cities and counties throughout Minnesota are deciding on a local policy regarding a state law Gov. Mark Dayton signed May 12. The law, creating regulation for temporary family health care dwellings (also known as "grandma pods"), has gotten mixed responses from local units of government....
16 hours 19 min ago
August 23, 2016
Murder, kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct charges filed against man accused of abducting Alayna Ertl
WALKER—The 25-year-old Coon Rapids man arrested in connection with the abduction and death of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl was charged...
August 23, 2016 - 7:45pm
August 22, 2016
Lakes Bluegrass Festival to welcome national, regional bands
The 11th annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival will take place Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 24-28, at the bandshell at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Pine River. Bluegrass bands from all across the country are scheduled to perform beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. The lineup features four...
August 22, 2016 - 8:31am
August 16, 2016
Suspects at large in hatchet assault on man
A male was assaulted with a hatchet in Cass County, prompting a search for suspects during the early morning hours Sunday. The victim was transported...
August 16, 2016 - 8:55am
August 12, 2016
Cass County: County seeks state, federal disaster funds
The Cass County Board voted Tuesday, Aug. 2, to authorize chair Jeff Peterson to sign a resolution to declare the county in a state of emergency from the July 21 windstorm. That declaration will enable the county to seek state and federal disaster funds. Emergency Services Director...
August 12, 2016 - 8:45am
August 10, 2016
AIS take over Minnesota lakes
Talk of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) has been around for years, but what are they actually doing to area lakes?
August 10, 2016 - 2:48pm
Disaster déjà vu: States of emergency again for Crow Wing, Cass counties
For the second time this summer, Crow Wing County declared a state of emergency in the wake of a severe storm. The county board Tuesday passed...
August 10, 2016 - 9:17am
August 4, 2016
Summer storm: Severe thunderstorms cause damage; roads closed
As a result of the severe thunderstorms early Thursday morning, Aug. 4, the County Road 115, Ojibwa Road and County Road 127 areas near Nisswa...
August 4, 2016 - 12:25pm
Lake Shore, Cass County relief centers set up
John Poston, Mayor of Lake Shore, announced that Lake Shore Cass County relief centers will be set up at Zorbaz on Gull and at Lake Shore City Hall. They will have food and water for residents, clean up crews, etc. They are working on getting set up. The restrooms are open and this...
August 4, 2016 - 11:47am
July 20, 2016
Torrential rainfall affects area lakes
Area lakes are recovering after an unusually high amount of rainfall in the Brainerd lakes area last week. According to the National Weather Service in Duluth, Brainerd received 8.9 inches of rain Monday, July 11, while areas between Nisswa and Breezy Point had about 5.5 inches. Lakes...
July 20, 2016 - 10:55am
Looking Back-July 21, 2016
40 years ago, July 22, 1976 The city of Pequot Lakes will begin chlorinating the water supply to eliminate the iron bacteria in water, which has caused discoloration and odor. The Pequot-Nisswa Lions dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the Aitkin Stags by scores of 9-5 and 11-7....
July 20, 2016 - 10:10am
July 12, 2016
One year later: The silver lining in the supercell
A year ago tonight, a swath of the Brainerd lakes area landscape was instantly changed. Hurricane-force straightline winds destroyed millions...
July 12, 2016 - 8:40am
July 6, 2016
Cass County: Be aware of new laws regarding aquatic invasive species
Those who plan to go out on the water this summer should be aware of new laws regarding aquatic invasive species (AIS), according to the Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District. The following steps should be followed to prevent the spread of invasive species: First, clean...
July 6, 2016 - 1:50pm
July 5, 2016
Drive-by shooting results in injury
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 11:08 AM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a drive-by...
July 5, 2016 - 2:51pm
June 29, 2016
Community health surveys sent to Cass County residents
Cass County Health, Human and Veterans Services-Public Health announces the LiveHealthy Cass County Community Health Surveys were sent to Cass...
June 29, 2016 - 11:05am