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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Community angels support Faith in Action's neighborly volunteers
[KLICK GALLERY] Pine River Christmas events Dec. 3
Crow Wing County Most Wanted: December
[KLICK GALLERY] Jenkins tree lighting
Brainerd Lakes Chamber to host Bruce Miles Dec. 7
Stone returns after placing 10th at state last season
PR-B Pulse dance team growing
Tiger boys will start fresh for 2016
Experience, depth is key for Lightning
Revolution aim to move up in section
Francis Lee Cooley
Jean R. Prahm
Dr. Duane Lund
Ryan C. Amacher
Snowbirds should pack sunscreen and know the signs of skin cancer
Grim's Grub: Bone juice
Verch, Newberry to play Nisswa concert Dec. 9
Klein to perform at Gustavus Christmas worship services
'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' auditions set at CLC
Letter to the Editor: Pine River Chamber thanks snowplowers, linemen
Letter to the Editor: United we stand; divided we fall
As I See It: Tyranny comes in many forms
Faith: The holiday gathering
Letter to the Editor: This is what they are teaching at a 'Christian' school?
letters to the editor
80th Birthday: Harold Hanson
50th Wedding Anniversary: James and Mary Ann Zander
50th Wedding Anniversary: Don and Elizabeth Trusty
Three Fold Fraser Celebration
90th Birthday: Gerald "Keebler" Nelson
November 9, 2016
Breezy Point: Council race ends in tie
The race for the second Breezy Point City Council seat ended in a tie Tuesday night, when Gary Mitchell and Jeff Helland both received 477 votes....
November 9, 2016 - 12:41am
November 8, 2016
Crosslake: Norgaard edges Wessels for mayor
Patty Norgaard edged out current city council member Mark Wessels in the Crosslake mayoral race Tuesday, Nov. 8. Norgaard won by just 5 percent,...
November 8, 2016 - 11:49pm
Fifty Lakes: Bradley defeats Reierson
Mark Bradley defeated incumbent Don Reierson for the two-year city council seat in Fifty Lakes. Bradley received 182 votes, while Reierson, who...
November 8, 2016 - 10:40pm
October 30, 2016
Elect Norgaard for Crosslake mayor
I am writing to endorse Patty Norgaard for mayor of Crosslake. I have worked with Patty on both Crosslake's Economic Development Association and the Minnesota Design Team effort. She has enthusiastically worked for economic development and recently the design plan to offer all "Crosslakers"...
opinion/letters to the editor
October 30, 2016 - 10:29am
October 28, 2016
Fifty Lakes: Candidates answer audience questions
Residents of Fifty Lakes got the chance to meet their city council candidates and ask them questions Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Fifty Lakes Fire Hall. With current Mayor Tim Anick running uncontested, there are three council positions open. Appointed incumbent Don Reierson is facing...
October 28, 2016 - 11:23am
October 27, 2016
Nisswa: Candidates talk about new park, assessments, relationships
More than 40 people turned out Tuesday, Oct. 18, to hear what two Nisswa mayoral candidates and four city council candidates had to say at a candidate forum at the Nisswa Community Center. Incumbent council candidate Gary Johnson was unable to attend because of a work commitment....
October 27, 2016 - 10:30am
October 24, 2016
Letter to the editor: Restore Crosslake leadership by electing Norgaard
Let's talk about taxes in Crosslake. From 2009-12, the city held or reduced the levy and accomplished a number of projects such as Sunrise Island bridge replacement and construction of new ambulance facilities. Between 2013-16, our annual tax levy has risen more than $800,000 with...
opinion/letters to the editor
October 24, 2016 - 9:18am
September 16, 2016
Breezy Point: Council approves 5 percent preliminary levy increase
Breezy Point City Council members approved a preliminary 2017 tax levy of $89,927, or 5 percent higher than the 2016 tax levy, at its meeting...
September 16, 2016 - 9:20am
June 8, 2016
Letters to the Editor: Conflict of interest in Manhattan Beach
There's a huge conflict of interest in Manhattan Beach politics. The mayor and mayor pro tem (husband and wife) propose legislation to fill their pockets at the public's expense. This is the third time the Allen family has attempted to rezone their corner horse pasture to commercial...
opinion/letters to the editor
June 8, 2016 - 11:20am
November 20, 2015
Nisswa: Mayor misses meetings because of illness, shares thoughts
Nisswa mayor Harold Kraus was unable to attend the October or November city council meetings because of illness. As mayor pre tem, council member...
November 20, 2015 - 12:08pm
October 5, 2015
Brainerd mayor James Wallin dies
James Wallin, 73, longtime Brainerd mayor, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, Sept. 26. Wallin grew up east of Nisswa in Pelican Township and graduated in 1959 from Pequot Lakes High School. His twin brother, John, wrote the following after his brother's death: "Today is one of...
October 5, 2015 - 12:56pm
April 15, 2015
Crosslake: Roe discusses city's future at Chautauqua
In the first Chautauqua program of the year, Crosslake mayor Steve Roe spoke with roughly 25 residents about the future of the city. In a change...
April 15, 2015 - 11:09am
February 19, 2015
Nisswa: Council, department heads gather
Nisswa City Council members and department heads alike agreed that an open discussion held Wednesday, Feb. 11, was productive and such meetings would be beneficial to have somewhat regularly. Mayor Harold Kraus scheduled the workshop because he'd heard around the community "that...
February 19, 2015 - 10:23am
February 4, 2015
Roe looks forward to term as mayor
Steve Roe moved to Crosslake in 2000, and he's been working to improve the city ever since. Now, he has the chance to do that as Crosslake's...
February 4, 2015 - 3:00pm
January 28, 2015
Lake Shore: North appointed to council
Earl North was appointed to a Lake Shore City Council seat Monday, Jan. 26, filling a vacancy created when former council member John Poston was elected mayor. North will fulfill the remaining two years of Poston's council term. Kevin Eagan and Wayne Anderson, who both serve on...
January 28, 2015 - 10:57am