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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
McCollister elected as president of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in MN
Pine River-Backus Family Center happenings
In Water Boat Show
Program supports young women with developmental disabilities
Osterloh named United Way board chair
PR-B team wins tournament
Golf League-July 2, 2015
Crosslake/FL/PL Legion pounds Aitkin 15-0
Nisswa finishes 2-2 at Alexandria tournament
Pete's Point: Area baseball teams in full swing
George P. Merz
Gayle Morford Polonus
Violet Swenson Johnson
Fabulous Fibers art exhibit opening in Brainerd
Pages from the Past - July 2
Card Games - July 2
Senior Menu: 070215
Looking Back - July 2
MMBA Home Show
From the Left Hand Corner: Health care costs are grossly excessive
Cracker Barrel: The No S Diet
Grim's Tales: Weddings are to guests like peanuts are to lab monkeys
The Last Windrow: Small-town festivals have big hearts
Guest Editorial: Special session not so 'special' this time
letters to the editor
Births - Out of town
Births - July 2
May 14, 2015
Pequot Lakes School District: Teachers work to 'pay it forward'
Some Pequot Lakes teachers noticed that their fellow staff members seemed to enjoy helping their community. Eventually, they decided to make...
May 14, 2015 - 1:32pm
March 4, 2015
Pi(n)e River-Backus Elementary School blows 2014 book total out of water
Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Elementary School's total number of books read in February 2014 was 1,458 books.
news / education
March 4, 2015 - 2:59pm
February 26, 2015
Food shelves seeing new visitors
Area food shelves are reporting an increase in new clients, though reasons appear to differ from location to location. Some local shelves...
February 26, 2015 - 10:50am
February 18, 2015
Donations lead to food shelf improvements
Two recent donations have altered the way the Lakes Area Food Shelf in Pequot Lakes does business. The donations - one from the Gesner-Johnson...
February 18, 2015 - 3:10pm
February 11, 2015
Pine River Area Food Shelf gets $200 donation
Pine River Area Food Shelf coordinator Jodi Perry accepts a $200 donation from Roger Hoplin, owner of Bites Grill and Bar in Pine River. The...
news / business
February 11, 2015 - 4:57pm
January 22, 2015
Food shelf, family center helped many in Pine River area in 2014
Have you mastered the art of writing 2015 (instead of 2014) yet? I’m still sharing the greeting “Happy New Year” to people I’m seeing for the first time this year. I consider it a way of sharing hope that good things will come to be and joy will prevail. It is turning...
January 22, 2015 - 1:52pm
October 15, 2014
Food shelf, family center appreciate PR-B community's generosity
This week I went into the Pine River-Backus Family Center to work on the Pine River Area Food Shelf's reports. I was totaling the "in-kind" donations for September and decided to see what the total number was for this year. "In-kind" donations are the non-cash items like meat, produce,...
October 15, 2014 - 4:19pm
July 16, 2014
Balloon launch planned in memory of Backus Cornfest volunteer
A well known volunteer from rural Backus passed away July 8. Michael Martin, known for his annual portrayal of Santa Claus, his devotion to...
July 16, 2014 - 11:06am