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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
November 26, 2017
Realtor Doug Zaske holds the wooden decoy that started his collection of vintage sporting goods. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Zaske earns rare emeritus status - Life is more than realty
November 26, 2017 - 10:00am
November 11, 2017
Patty Potts, of Baxter, shows off one of the many quilts she has handmade for veterans. After knowing many who have died or suffered from the effects of war, quilting is Potts’ way to give back. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Faces: Quilting for a cause - Potts uses talents to give back to veterans
November 11, 2017 - 6:00am
October 29, 2017
Nancy Hall (second row of women, third from right) has been singing since childhood and now sings with the Geritol Frolics group, which will wrap up its latest show Sunday, Oct. 29.
Faces: Nisswa woman pursues music through Geritol Frolics program
October 29, 2017 - 4:00am
October 24, 2017
Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Tania Melby, of Pequot Lakes, helped established the Women’s Ministry program at Eagles Nest Church in Breezy Point two years ago after struggling with a chronic illness.
Faces: Pequot Lakes woman uses her past struggles to help others
October 24, 2017 - 6:00am
October 15, 2017
Roger Hoplin stands on the patio at Bites Grill & Bar, the Pine River restaurant he and his wife own. The Hoplins bought the restaurant three days after Roger retired. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Starting and ending in Pine River - Restaurant owner made it back home after years on the road
October 15, 2017 - 5:00am
October 8, 2017
Father Blake Rozier became part of Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake and St. Emily's Church in Emily in July. He is an avid outdoorsman and Minnesota sports fan. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Crosslake, Emily Catholic churches welcome new pastor - Father Blake Rozier returns to lakes area
October 8, 2017 - 4:00am
October 1, 2017
Brooke Weinhandl is in her second year as Nisswa Elementary School’s secretary, but she has worked with the school in various capacities since 2010. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
From equine therapist to Nisswa School secretary - Weinhandl loves working with kids
October 1, 2017 - 4:00am
September 17, 2017
Melissa Birch is board chair for the Pequot Lakes Public Library and is working to publish her first novel. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
Student, teacher, writer, volunteer - Birch has worn many hats
September 17, 2017 - 5:00am
September 10, 2017
Father Timothy Lange recently became the pastor of Hackensack's Sacred Heart Catholic Church, which is not far from his family in the Brainerd lakes area. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Hackensack priest is close to home
September 10, 2017 - 5:00am
September 3, 2017
The Rev. Gary Liker became pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes in June. Most recently, he served at Hillcrest United Methodist Church in Bloomington. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
Faces: GUMC pastor settles into life in Pequot Lakes
September 3, 2017 - 6:00am
August 13, 2017
Roland Orth goes to great heights to provide for his family, literally. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
Faces: Backus man goes out on limb for family
August 13, 2017 - 5:00am
July 30, 2017
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
Before she could get her horse, Flashy, Amber Hidde had to earn it, and perhaps that was one of the best lessons 4-H had to teach her.
Faces: Horse ownership builds character
July 30, 2017 - 6:00am
July 9, 2017
Sylvia Borash (right) is new to the acting community and stars as Elle Woods in the Pequot Lakes Community Theater's production of "Legally Blonde the Musical," which opens July 12. Submitted Photo
Faces: A new face leads Pequot Lakes musical - Borash dances her way to center stage
July 9, 2017 - 5:00am
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