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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Minnesota attorney general files insulin pricing lawsuit
UPDATE: Authorities still searching for missing Wisconsin girl
Pine River-Backus Elementary School Students of the Month
Poston earns Guardian of Small Business award
Dodge attempts to pass Mercury, crashes on Highway 18
Still Thielen Good: Record pace continues for Minnesota's homegrown star
Area Girls Tennis: Patriots fall in section final
Minnesota youth deer season gets underway Thursday
Minn. high school football captain apologizes after leaving sidelines to tackle would-be touchdown scorer
Diamond Club golf scramble hosted at the Preserve
Christopher Alan "Chris" Johnson
Leona Jane Palmer
Angela L. Wallin
Wonderful winter squash!
Out of the Darkness Nisswa Walk
Eagles Nest Church to host spaghetti dinner
Faith: 'Onward, Christian Soldiers'
Senior Menus: Oct. 15-19, 2018
Grim's Tales: The Time Lapse Debacle
From the Lefthand Corner: Women unite - at the ballot box
The Cracker Barrel: Enemy of progress?
Just say yes to Apple Day
When visiting Mom's house, prepare for prehistoric appliances
letters to the editor
Births: Oct. 14, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: Sept. 30, 2018
50th Wedding Anniversary
October 7, 2018
Lake Country Faces: Rock feels right at home on speech team
For six years, Courtney Rock has used teammates, coaches, friends and even blank walls as stand-ins for an audience when preparing her speech...
October 7, 2018 - 6:00am
September 29, 2018
Faces: Chainsaw carving was last career Semler expected
"If you were telling me I could take a log and turn it into something people would pay money for, I would have called you crazy, especially coming...
September 29, 2018 - 8:00am
September 23, 2018
Faces: Pequot Lakes police officer goes back to school as liaison
Pequot Lakes middle and high school students may have noticed a new face in the hallways. Ryan Franz traded in his night shift as a Pequot Lakes...
September 23, 2018 - 4:00am
August 14, 2018
Faces: How America saved Tanzanian girl's life
God had guided Jill and Ben Gibbs, of Fifty Lakes, to adopt their sponsored child in Tanzania. At least that's how they see it, and who is going...
August 14, 2018 - 4:00am
July 15, 2018
Faces: 50 years on stage - Professional, community actor now entertains in Pequot Lakes
Some people have nightmares about falling or drowning or being chased by unpleasant creatures. Rich Dreissig's greatest nightmare is a little...
July 15, 2018 - 4:00am
July 8, 2018
Faces: From children's theater to center stage, Pequot Lakes actress leads upcoming 'Bus Stop' play
The stage has always called Brianna Engels' name. "I think I was probably destined to be a performer in some way," the community theater actress...
July 8, 2018 - 5:00am
July 1, 2018
Lake Country Faces: There's a new concierge in town - Yerbich to bring new business to Crosslake
Whether it's in Seattle, Bemidji or Crosslake, Diana Yerbich can be found working in the service industry. "I like working with people, and I'm...
July 1, 2018 - 5:00am
June 17, 2018
Lake Country Faces: Meier ends career on positive note
After 34 years with the Pine River-Backus School District, teacher Nancy Meier was perfectly qualified to retire. A bout with cancer approximately...
June 17, 2018 - 7:00am
May 22, 2018
Coming out of retirement - Patrick Wussow dedicated to serving Breezy Point
Retirement didn't last long for former Brainerd City Administrator Patrick Wussow when he decided to leave the work force in 2015. "I failed...
May 22, 2018 - 5:00am
May 13, 2018
Lake Country Faces: Vavpotic stands out from the crowd - PLHS senior receives Rising Star award
Pequot Lakes senior Colette Vavpotic doesn't let anything hold her back from success. Her positivity, strong work ethic and determination to...
May 13, 2018 - 7:00am
May 8, 2018
Pequot Lakes athlete shines on and off the field - Young receives Rising Star award
Dedication, positivity and the ability to overcome obstacles are some of the qualities that set Pequot Lakes senior Austin Young apart from his...
May 8, 2018 - 7:00am
May 5, 2018
Faces: Mad Hatter to study theater in college
Unlike many who try out for a play, Erika Soukup didn't want the lead in this year's Pine River-Backus Community Education production of "Alice...
May 5, 2018 - 5:00am
April 13, 2018
Lake Country Faces: First-time actress hits center stage as Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz'
After auditioning for the "smallest roles" she could think of, Pequot Lakes High School junior Elizabeth Blaeser never expected to be in the...
April 13, 2018 - 9:00am
April 8, 2018
Working Together Coalition coordinator, Rogosheske, gets reacquainted with her hometown of Pine River
In 2004, Heather Rogosheske (then Frederick) graduated from Pine River-Backus High School and prepared to learn floral design at Central Lakes...
April 8, 2018 - 5:00am
April 1, 2018
Faces: Wallin marks 50th year teaching firearm safety
Calvin Wallin has taught firearm safety in Pequot Lakes since Lyndon B. Johnson was president. He has taught nearly 2,000 students, including...
April 1, 2018 - 7:00am