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April 13, 2018
Pequot Lakes junior Elizabeth Blaeser poses with the basket she’ll use to play Dorothy Gale in the school’s upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Blaeser was originally Dorothy’s understudy.
Lake Country Faces: First-time actress hits center stage as Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz'
April 13, 2018 - 9:00am
April 8, 2018
Upon becoming coordinator of the Working Together Coalition, Heather Rogosheske is getting reintroduced to the community where she grew up. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Working Together Coalition coordinator, Rogosheske, gets reacquainted with her hometown of Pine River
April 8, 2018 - 5:00am
April 1, 2018
Calvin Wallin poses with grandchildren and firearm safety students Teddy, Ashley and Tyler on Thursday, March 22. Wallin is currently in his 50th year as a firearm safety instructor. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Faces: Wallin marks 50th year teaching firearm safety
April 1, 2018 - 7:00am
March 25, 2018
Pastor Frank Milo is set to retire after 21 years at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes. His last day at the church is Sunday, May 13, which is his 65th birthday. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
New York native spent nearly 40 years as pastor in Minnesota - Milo to retire from Gloria Dei in May
March 25, 2018 - 9:00am
March 16, 2018
Joe Doerfler, a longtime Crosslake resident, is honored as this year's grand marshal for the St. Patrick's Day parade because of his lengthy list of volunteer contributions to the city. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Faces: At 80, St. Patrick's Day parade grand marshal Doerfler says activity is key to long life
March 16, 2018 - 9:00am
Characters involved in mysterious deaths are all suspects in “And Then There Were None,” as they cast suspicious eyes on each other. The cast includes (from left, seated), Pete Herzog, Liz Berg, Phylipe Bell, Karla Johnson and Jen Anderson; (from left, standing) Isaak Anderson, Larry Petrone, Eddie Binda, Gary Binda, Ben Gordon and Travis Chaput. Submitted Photo
Lake Country Faces: English teacher acts out one of her favorite books - Johnson to make Pequot Lakes stage debut
February 16, 2018 - 9:45am
January 28, 2018
Jaydie-Ann Cooper, of Montego Bay, Jamaica, came to Breezy Point Resort for a year-long internship last March as a part of her bachelor’s degree in hospitality. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Jamaican student embraces Minnesota winter
January 28, 2018 - 5:00am
January 21, 2018
Jim Brandt, of rural Pine River, dedicates much of his retirement to conservation efforts on three islands - Big, Little and Steamboat - in Upper Whitefish Lake. Brandt was recently honored as Crow Wing Soil and Water District’s Outstanding Conservationist for 2017. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Ideal man recognized for conservation efforts
January 21, 2018 - 5:00am
January 14, 2018
Pastor Kari Williamson has been at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa for the past three and a half years. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Faces: Williamson finds her calling to be a pastor
January 14, 2018 - 4:00am
January 7, 2018
Ashley Smith can often be found volunteering within her community when she is not taking photos of PR-B sports. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Faces: Smith stays active in PR-B community
January 7, 2018 - 4:00am
December 29, 2017
Renee Anderson sits at her piano that commands space in the living room of her Pequot Lakes home. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
2017 Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point-Crosslake Citizen of the Year: Anderson honored for volunteerism and musical skills
December 29, 2017 - 6:00am
December 28, 2017
Dave Mick, of Baxter, dresses up as Santa Claus each year and delivers gifts to children in the Christmas for Kids program in the Pequot Lakes and Nisswa area. He has been doing so for more than 30 years. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
More than 30 years as Santa - Mick delivers gifts to children in need
December 28, 2017 - 8:00am
December 17, 2017
Jingles the Elf (Cindy Rieck) holds up the lyrics to “Jingle Bells” as the audience sings along with Santa and Mrs. Claus Saturday, Dec. 9, during Pequot Lakes’ Santa’s Bobbin’ into Town event. Rieck has been Jingles the Elf for the last six years for the event. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
She's a part-time elf, full-time physical therapist
December 17, 2017 - 4:00am
December 10, 2017
Andrea Martin, retail manager of Common Goods in Crosslake, stands near a Christmas display at the store. Bridges of Hope - the organization that owns Common Goods - holds a special place in Martin’s heart, as it aided her when she was a single mom. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Faces: Martin now helping organization that helped her
December 10, 2017 - 4:00am
December 3, 2017
Pine River-Backus Teacher of the Year Kim Sheley talks to Alyssa Semmler about her pumpkin pie milk shake recipe. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Backus alumna becomes PR-B Teacher of the Year
December 3, 2017 - 4:00am