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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
U.S. attorney general to accept FBI findings in Clinton email probe
Itasca County beheading: Woman charged in connection with death
CLC's "Mad Hugger": Now - A hug for Joe
Busy, beautiful Fourth of July weekend ahead
Dick's wins auction for Sports Authority brand
Football: Borleis busy in all-star game
NLYA to host golf tournament Aug. 28
Trap Shooting: Patriots finish 22nd at state
Pequot Lakes shooters 22nd at MSHSL state tournament
Pequot Lakes 14U team takes first
Eric Allen Brunes
Donald O. Bergersen
Everett H. Gildow
Prairie Fire Children's Theater presents 'Alladin'
Reading machine helps those with low vision: Nisswa man's creation gives gift of reading again
Reminders-June 30, 2016
Pages from the Past - June 30, 2016
CODA to perform Sunday at Longville church
MMBA Home Show
Vogt's Notes: It's a great time to live, work and play in lakes area
Letter to the editor: Be careful around fireworks
The Last Windrow: Recalling the Fourth of years past
Guest Column: A tribute to Orval Nelson
Letter to the editor: Gun control requirements are in place
letters to the editor
Births-June 16, 2016
Declaration of Independence to be read July 4 in Fairfield Township
80th Birthday: Evelyn Matthies
75th Birthday: Ron Juhl
60th Wedding Anniversary: Rawleigh and Ila Tougas
June 14, 2016
Emily Food Shelf collections slated Saturday
Emily Food Shelf will be Fishing for Healthy Foods and Funds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Lake Country Foods and Gas Inc., 40327 State Highway 6. A fishing boat will be parked at the grocery store to be filled with healthy foods and funds to support the local food...
June 14, 2016 - 11:37pm
March 16, 2016
Minnesota FoodShare Month: Area food shelves experience slight increase in need
Food shelves throughout the lakes area are generally reporting a slight increase in need, though some have seen little change in service. The...
March 16, 2016 - 3:40pm
March 4, 2016
Letter to the editor: Support your local food shelf
For many years March in Minnesota has been designated as Minnesota FoodShare month. It is a time when nearly every food shelf in the states makes an all-out effort to raise as much money as possible in what turns out to be a rather heated competition among food shelves. The financial...
opinion / letters to the editor
March 4, 2016 - 10:37am
October 24, 2015
Pine River thrift store donates freezer to food shelf
When Dark Cravings of Pine River closed, the Hidden Jewels 4 U Thrift Store of Pine River saw an opportunity for charity. The coffee shop...
News / business
October 24, 2015 - 1:15am
September 3, 2015
Fresh produce is staple at Lakes Area Food Shelf
For people needing just a little extra help, food shelves are a well-known source of boxed and canned food they can depend on for meals. By the...
September 3, 2015 - 2:34pm
August 14, 2015
Emily Area Food Shelf golf fundraiser set Sunday
A 9-hole scramble will take place Sunday, Aug. 16, at Emily Greens Golf Course with event proceeds going to the Emily Area Food Shelf. This food shelf serves the whole northeast corner of Crow Wing County and a portion of Cass County, including Emily, Outing and Fifty Lakes, and...
August 14, 2015 - 10:55am
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