Skip to main content
Pineandlakes Echo Journal
UPDATE: Pine River-Backus School District: Board extends offer to superintendent candidate
Heartland Poets to meet Friday in Brainerd
Venturing Crew open to Brainerd lakes area youth
Enbridge calls regulatory action on Sandpiper 'unlawful and unreasonable'
Pequot Lakes: CSAH 11 detour conditions approved: Detour to start this spring
Stone places 10th overall at state meet
PL boys take third
PR-B Pulse competes in section meet
Junior Hockey: Blizzard swarms North Stars
Tiger girls split week
Judith M. Koska
Baby, it's cold outside
Pages from the Past-Feb. 11, 2016
Looking Back-Feb. 11, 2016
Crosslake teacher has passion for performance
Cast announced for Pequot Lakes Community Theater production of 'Cheaper by the Dozen'
MMBA Home Show
Faith: Why Lent?
From the Lefthand Corner: Reflecting on junior college
The Cracker Barrel: Manners matter
The Last Windrow: Signs of spring are showing
Letters to the Editor: Take a look at Scouting
letters to the editor
February 5, 2016
Fifty Lakes: Council approves 2016 appointments
In their January meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council unanimously approved the city's annual appointments for 2016. According to the city's draft meeting minutes, council member Greg Buchite was appointed to the role of acting mayor in the mayor's absence, as well as the liaison...
February 5, 2016 - 10:52am
December 30, 2015
Fifty Lakes: Council sets 2016 levy
In their December meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council agreed to set the city's 2016 levy at $444,768, according to the city's draft meeting minutes. The city's general fund is set at $209,583 for the coming year, while $176,185 is set aside for road and bridge maintenance. The city's...
December 30, 2015 - 10:45am
November 25, 2015
Fifty Lakes: Council approves liquor store discount for city employees
In their November meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council voted 3-2 in favor of a proposal giving all city employees who have been employed for...
November 25, 2015 - 11:22am
November 9, 2015
Looking Back-Nov. 5, 2015
10 years ago, Nov. 3, 2005 Pequot Lakes Mayor Cathy Malecha receives Citizen of the Year award. Crosslake landfill permit renewal stalled. 20 years ago, Nov. 9, 1995 Crosslake trims budget; taxes may be less. Livestock operation still an issue in Manhattan Beach; farmer...
November 9, 2015 - 2:29pm
October 30, 2015
Fifty Lakes: Council to update land use ordinance
In their Oct. 13 meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council agreed to hire John Sumption with Crow Wing County to assist with re-writing of the city's land use ordinance, with costs not to exceed $10,000, according to unapproved draft meeting minutes. The council agreed a draft of the...
October 30, 2015 - 3:11pm
October 25, 2015
Fifty Lakes bar collects donations for Emily Food Shelf
During October, the Fifty Lakes Municipal Bar is sponsoring the Emily Food Shelf in a competition with other greater Minnesota municipalities. The sponsors who collect the most money and pounds of donated food will total up what they have collected and give all donations and food...
October 25, 2015 - 12:16pm
October 6, 2015
Crosslake students harvest items to sell in fundraiser
Last week, students at Crosslake Community School (CCS) took a trip to Steve and Deb Dahlke's farm in Fifty Lakes to harvest the pumpkins, squash...
lifestyles / features
October 6, 2015 - 5:49pm
October 5, 2015
Holes in one
Ellyn Tracy of Crosslake aced the 91-yard (from the red tees) sixth hole Sept. 22 at Crosswoods Golf Course in Crosslake using a 6-iron. Neil Goodwin of Orono aced the 142-yard eighth hole at Golden Eagle Golf Club in Fifty Lakes on Sept. 23 using a 9-iron.
October 5, 2015 - 12:56pm
September 23, 2015
Fifty Lakes: Council approves preliminary budget
In their September meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council unanimously agreed to set its preliminary budget for 2016 at $474,368, a decrease of roughly $1,200 from last year. Of that preliminary budget, $236,183 would be devoted to the city's general fund, while $176,185 would be dedicated...
September 23, 2015 - 2:24pm
September 9, 2015
Clean energy topic of Fifty Lakes workshop
The Fifty Lakes Foundaiton meeting Friday, Sept. 18, will feature a presentation by Michelle Rosier on Minnesota's Transition Beyond Coal to Clean Energy, an Action on Climate Change. There will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. The speaking program will begin at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome. Rosier...
September 9, 2015 - 1:45pm
Beyond coal to clean energy topic of Fifty Lakes program
The Fifty Lakes Foundation meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, will feature a presentation by Michelle Rosier on Minnesota's transition beyond coal to clean energy, an action on climate change. Rosier is the campaign and organizing manager for the Sierra Club Beyond Coal to Clean...
September 9, 2015 - 11:33am
August 27, 2015
Fifty Lakes Foundation to host spaghetti dinner, raffle Sept. 5
The Fifty Lakes Conservation Foundation will host its annual spaghetti dinner and raffle Saturday, Sept. 5. Dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m. Dinner cost is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, a...
August 27, 2015 - 2:42pm
July 28, 2015
Fifty Lakes: Council to raise bartender wages
In their July meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council unanimously agreed to increase the minimum wage of bartenders to $9 an hour, in accordance with state law, beginning Aug. 1. In addition, the council voted in favor of amending the city's liquor ordinance, allowing the sale of intoxicating...
July 28, 2015 - 10:11am
July 1, 2015
Fifty Lakes: Council considers county planning and zoning
In their June meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council agreed to notify Crow Wing County of the city's interest in the county submitting a proposal for planning and zoning duties. City clerk Karen Stern said the city has received three applications, and possibly three other organizations...
July 1, 2015 - 11:34pm
June 19, 2015
Fifty Lakes Day slated June 27
Fifty Lakes Day events will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 27, in the 50 Lakes Bar parking lot. Games will include minnow races, bake walk, bean bag toss, dart game, bounce house and fire department games.
June 19, 2015 - 10:25am