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Roads to grandma's house should be busy
Police Blotter - Nov. 18, 2017
Update: Deer pulled from icy river fails to recover
Pequot Lakes: Roads dominate discussion
Dahl, Lasher announce their retirements from sheriff's office
Patriots fall 45-7 at state
State Football: Pequot poised for state upset
Deer hunting: First weekend harvest up 22 percent in lakes area
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
Patriots to battle St. Croix Lutheran in semifinals
Eugene Robert Resch
Rachel Agnes Lund
Donald A. Shirley
Gerald R. Seaton
Eagles Nest Church to host mortgage burning celebration
Pequot Lakes: Faith, food, fellowship offered Fridays to students
Chef's Hat: Pack a punch with Parmesan
Healthy living: Eat the Mediterranean way
Think about quitting: Great American Smokeout is Nov. 16
The Last Windrow: Warm fall weather wasn't always welcome
As I See It: Whither goest morality?
Letter to the Editor: Can we talk about mass shootings yet?
PR-B Family Center: 'Top shelf' people needed to meet holiday needs
Director's notes: CCS measuring community kindness
letters to the editor
Births - Sept. 24, 2017
June 5, 2017
Faces: Teacher of the Year shares her journey to speech-language pathology
After changing her college major five times, Teri Kaminski Peterson landed on speech, language and hearing sciences. Now, as a speech pathologist...
June 5, 2017 - 4:00am
May 22, 2017
Faces: Asking for help kept a hard year from getting worse for Ford
When her grandmother, Lisa Ford, was receiving treatment for brain cancer, Pine River-Backus High School senior Tia Ford had a rough school year....
May 22, 2017 - 5:00am
May 15, 2017
Rising Star: Tallman's focus on school pays off
When hard times forced Pine River-Backus High School senior Sierra Tallman to focus on coursework as a distraction, she didn't expect it to literally...
May 15, 2017 - 5:00am
Rising Star: Ament recognized for perseverance, determination despite loss
As a senior in high school, Megan Ament has overcome more challenges than many adults have experienced. "All the stresses that we think we as...
May 15, 2017 - 4:00am
May 7, 2017
Lake Country Faces: Local deacon becomes published author
A sixth-grade short story assignment jumpstarted Deacon Mike Knuth's writing career. "Our teacher divided us up into groups. I remember being...
May 7, 2017 - 8:00am
April 22, 2017
Liquor manager calls it quits: Toni Buchite retires after 37 years with city of Fifty Lakes
After working continuously since she was 12 years old, Toni Buchite is taking a much needed break - retirement. Buchite has worked at the Fifty...
April 22, 2017 - 4:30am
April 4, 2017
Lake Country Faces: Hansen never planned to be mayor
In some ways Tamara Hansen, of Pine River, is in a position she probably never dreamed of as mayor of her home city. Even her election to the...
April 4, 2017 - 2:23pm
March 5, 2017
New teachers learn the ropes at Nisswa School
With the 2016-17 school year rapidly progressing, three local teachers new to the classroom shared some of the fun, surprising and encouraging...
March 5, 2017 - 7:52pm
February 25, 2017
Lake Country Faces: Backus native becomes youth pastor at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church
"We all have to pick a narrative to believe ... and I'm convinced that Christianity is the best story," said Zach Broom, youth pastor at Pequot...
February 25, 2017 - 8:06pm
February 19, 2017
Lake Country Faces: Egan embraces role as Lake Shore mayor
After a career working at two large law firms in Chicago, Kevin Egan is happy to be living in the north woods and taking on his new role as mayor...
February 19, 2017 - 8:39pm
February 3, 2017
Mongan starts countdown to Granny Daycare - Pine River city clerk to retire
Since 1985, Wanda Mongan has been a steady employee of the city of Pine River. That's 32 years that Mongan has dealt with the city's most vocal...
February 3, 2017 - 4:26pm
January 29, 2017
Lake Country Faces: City clerk/treasurer continues family tradition
Dedication to city government runs in the Wannebo family. "Whether it be immediate family members or extended family members, I am pretty sure...
January 29, 2017 - 9:00pm
January 20, 2017
Model airplanes are Crosslake man's hobby for 70 years: Dorweiler has high hopes for micro airplane club
The Brainerd lakes area offers a great environment for a plethora of outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, camping and skiing, just to...
January 20, 2017 - 8:26pm
January 15, 2017
Faces: Adams embraces tasks to improve Pequot Lakes - Retired educator begins fourth term as mayor
After a varied and fulfilling career in education in the Chicago suburbs, Nancy Adams brought her passion to get things done to Pequot Lakes...
January 15, 2017 - 10:00am
January 4, 2017
From community volunteer to mayor: Norgaard begins first term with Crosslake City Council
The Crosslake Economic Development Authority, Light Up the Dam, Lakes Area Music Festival and Minnesota Design Team - these are just a few of...
January 4, 2017 - 10:38am