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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pequot Lakes: Skluzacek, Pierzinski nominated for Triple "A" Award
Pine River man apprehended with more stolen property
Pequot Lakes: Police chief reflects on FBI Academy experience
Storm track shifts south
Police Blotter - Jan. 20, 2018
Danecdotes: Bjornaraa earns HoF induction, commendation
A unique contraption for the ice angler
Boys basketball: JV Patriots remain unbeaten
The not so 'big bad wolf:' Animal killed in central Minn. weighs less than originally estimated
Alpine Ski: McGuire takes 10th at Giants Ridge
Edna Jane (Borden) Stenglein
Dennis Winford Christian
DeLores E. Arrigoni
Patrick J. Paumen
Card games: Jan. 20, 2018
Women's health, wellness event scheduled in Brainerd
Does Champagne have to have bubbles?
3 things for better health - Jan. 15
Pick a sustainable plan to weight-loss and better health
Vogt's Notes: Drop me a line about what makes your fish house special
Letter to the editor: Lake associations protect lakes for everyone
The Last Windrow: Riding the stock market
From the Left Hand Corner: Will it ever end?
Letter to the Editor: Trump's wall of racism
letters to the editor
Brogle Family 5
Elmer and Val Stephan
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: Dec. 17, 2017
Bailey Wachholz-Luke Landecker
January 16, 2018
CLC hosts second year of Gleaning Program
In its second year, a program at Central Lakes College is putting needed fresh produce into the hands of community members. It's called the Gleaning Program. Here's how it works: The CLC Ag & Energy Center produces many different crops and produce, all while teaching students and...
January 16, 2018 - 6:30am
November 5, 2017
PR-B Family Center lists November events
The Pine River-Backus Family Center will be closed Monday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day; Thursday-Friday, Nov. 23-24, for Thanksgiving; and Monday-Monday, Dec. 25-Jan. 1, for the holidays. The food shelf will be open Nov. 10. • Radiothon to End Child Abuse: Auction items...
November 5, 2017 - 8:30am
November 1, 2017
Backus Lions to host holiday craft, bake sale
The Backus Lions offer a chance for people to get a jump on holiday shopping during its holiday craft and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 4, at Backus City Hall. There will be many handcrafted items on sale as well as homemade baked goods. Raffle tickets will be available....
November 1, 2017 - 7:30am
Pine River-Backus Family Center happenings
The Pine River-Backus Family Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Following is a schedule of events: Pine River Area Food Shelf: Food shelf hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 3:30-6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month...
October 1, 2017 - 7:30am
August 14, 2017
Pine River-Backus Family Center: Programs expand as needs arise
This article includes snippets from our first article about celebrating the Pine River-Backus Family Center's 20th anniversary. The family center's motto is "strengthening families & building a strong community." The Pine River-Backus Family Center provides numerous areas of programming....
August 14, 2017 - 4:30am
July 18, 2017
Local organizations receive Initiative Foundation grants
The Initiative Foundation and its Partner Funds announced that 120 grants totaling $660,720 were awarded during the second quarter of 2017. The grants support organizations and projects primarily in the 14-county region of central Minnesota. Grant recipients include the following...
July 18, 2017 - 7:00am
June 27, 2017
PR-B Family Center: Make a difference; donate to food shelf
Minnesota FoodShare, a program of the Minneapolis Council of Churches, has initiated a program called the Harvest Campaign. The Pine River Area...
June 27, 2017 - 6:00am
June 20, 2017
Backus Legion donates to Pine River food shelf
Submitted Photo Karen Bresnahan, of the Pine River Area Food Shelf, accepts a check for $5,000 from the Backus American Legion's charitable...
June 20, 2017 - 10:30am
April 23, 2017
Jenkins business drives to raise funds for food shelves - Pequot Tool donates $10,000
With March designated as FoodShare Month in Minnesota, many area businesses and organizations worked diligently to raise funds ands goods to...
April 23, 2017 - 5:00am
April 11, 2017
Donation jump starts Ideal Township emergency preparedness
Ideal Community Service Organization donated $10,000 to Ideal Township on March 13 for the purchase and installation of an auxiliary generator....
April 11, 2017 - 4:05am
April 9, 2017
Pine River-Backus Family Center happenings
The Pine River-Backus Family Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Following are April happenings: • Pine River Area Food Shelf: The food shelf is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m Tuesdays and Fridays, and 3:30-6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the...
April 9, 2017 - 6:15am
March 18, 2017
Food shelves seek donations - Growing need among families, seniors
It is that time of year where donations to Minnesota food shelves determine contributions from Minnesota FoodShare for the rest of the year....
March 18, 2017 - 6:30am
March 4, 2017
Emily Area Food Shelf seeks donations for FoodShare month
March is Minnesota FoodShare month and the Emily Area Food Shelf's fundraising campaign to help raise money to help the food shelf's operation. This past year, the food shelf saw a total of 646 visits to the food shelf seeking help to feed families. Many families seeking help have...
March 4, 2017 - 7:52pm
January 29, 2017
Dancers collect items for food shelf
Submitted photo Mid State Conference dancers and their fans collected 229 items and $48 for the Lakes Area Food Shelf on Friday night. The food...
January 29, 2017 - 9:28pm
January 9, 2017
PR-B Family Center lists January events
Following are Pine River-Backus Family Center happenings for January. The Pine River-Backus Family Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. • Christmas for Kids: Thank you again to the community for ongoing donations to the Christmas for...
January 9, 2017 - 1:08am