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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Celebrate St. Urho's Day March 7
Crow Wing County distributes $425,454 from timber, land sales
Going into business class offered in Brainerd
Three Way 10K is Saturday on Gull Lake
Nisswa library to be open during spring break week
Area swimmers participate on YMCA Dolphin Swim team
Registration open for Sour Grapes run in June in Brainerd
Pequot Lakes 12U volleyball takes 2nd
Pequot Lakes 3rd-graders victorious
DNR wildlife to hold second open house for proposed Gull River WMA
Isabella St. John
Arlis May (Johnson) Vieira
Tadd Alan Hanson
Jean Marie Bock
Ice Tee Open raises $27,000 for Camp Knutson
Renegade Chef: Please don't help my hamburger
Eckankar discussion set March 7 in Brainerd
Spiritual Retreat for Catholic Women offered in Staples
Second City to perform Thursday in Brainerd
Dan-ecdotes: A welcome break from the norm
Guest Editorial: Transportation funding must be based on solid numbers
Letters to the Editor: Jenkins should agree to Highway 371 upgrade
Cracker Barrel: Gateway to Spring
Letters to the Editor: Mock trial team appreciates PAC donation
letters to the editor
Weiss 90th birthday
Births - March 5
Births - February 26
Weiss 95th birthday
Gearey 50th anniversary
February 11, 2015
Sketch released of man suspected in I-35 ‘Good Samaritan’ sexual assault
CLOQUET, Minn. -- Carlton County authorities on Tuesday released a sketch of the man suspected of physically and sexually assaulting a woman last week along Interstate 35 near Esko. The Carlton County Sheriff's Office said the incident occurred between 10:05 p.m. and 11:05 p.m....
February 11, 2015 - 4:20pm
January 13, 2015
Man sentenced in sex assault case
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A Fargo man who kidnapped a teenage runaway and sexually assaulted her will be spending nine years in prison. Anthony Tursso, 33, was accused of sexually assaulting the victim in a series of motels and trailers. Tursso pleaded guilty Dec. 1 to kidnapping and...
January 13, 2015 - 9:52am
January 8, 2015
Ah... the sounds of Minnesota
The unique sounds of Minnesota in the winter ;)
January 8, 2015 - 1:56pm
Pete's Point: It's not easy being a pro sports fan in Minnesota
It hasn't been easy being a long-time fan of the four major professional sports teams in Minnesota, but the optimist in this columnist predicts that maybe 2015 will bring more success with young rosters pointing to a better future for the Vikings, Wild Timberwolves and Twins. With...
January 8, 2015 - 10:40am
December 31, 2014
Registration open for Polar Plunge on Pelican Lake
Registration is open for the 2015 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN), which includes a plunge at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, on Pelican Lake at Breezy Point Resort. The Polar Plunge has a new name (formerly Polar Bear Plunge), a new website (plungemn.org), a new look...
December 31, 2014 - 2:02pm
December 24, 2014
Essentia clinics earn health care home recertification
Patient-centered care has become the standard across Essentia Health, and the state of Minnesota is recognizing these efforts. The Minnesota Department of Health recently recertified 22 primary care clinics as health care homes. Essentia Health Clinics in the Brainerd lakes area...
December 24, 2014 - 10:39am
December 23, 2014
Commission decision sparks protest at governor's office
ST. PAUL -- Environmental activists are calling on Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to come to their aid once again, asking the governor to reach out to Washington and advocate for more strict adherence to federal oil pipeline regulations. Protesters with environmental group MN350 marched...
December 23, 2014 - 11:39am
December 10, 2014
Take steps to prevent deer from becoming winter pests
Deer are fun to watch, but can quickly become a nuisance when they are looking for an easy snack near houses. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers tips to discourage deer from becoming pests. • Remove the food source. Temporarily stop feeding seed or grain to birds...
sports / outdoors
December 10, 2014 - 4:01pm
December 3, 2014
Minnesota snowmobile season and weekly trail reports begin
Snowmobilers can legally ride any of the more than 22,000 miles of Minnesota's state and grant-in-aid snowmobile trails, from Dec. 1 through the end of March, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). "Although many trails do not yet have adequate snow cover for grooming,...
sports / outdoors
December 3, 2014 - 3:43pm
November 26, 2014
K9 Yankee receives vest through Vested Interest in K9s Inc.
CaJah Salon in St. Paul hosted an annual benefit for Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. in September, raising more than $11,500 to outfit 12 Minnesota K9s with ballistic vests. The Cass County Sheriff's Office K9 Yankee was selected as a recipient. Nine vests, including the vest for K9...
November 26, 2014 - 11:04am
November 20, 2014
GLAR installs officers
The Greater Lakes Association of Realtors (GLAR) held their annual installation of officers last month at the Greater Lakes Association of Realtors in Baxter. John Smaby, Minnesota Association of Realtors president, installed the officers. Officers for 2014-15 are: President...
news / business
November 20, 2014 - 2:36pm
Golfer Heggerston commits to U of M
Pequot Lakes High School senior Maggie Heggerston has already made a name for herself in the community with her actions on the golf course. This fall, she will take her game to the next level, as she has signed on to play for the Golden Gophers at the University of Minnesota. "This...
November 20, 2014 - 1:28pm
Heartland Poets to meet Friday in Brainerd
Heartland Poets, a local chapter of the League of Minnesota Poets, will meet from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in the large room of the Brainerd Public Library. The meeting will begin with an informal reading. Share your poems of thanksgiving and gratitude, or choose your own subject...
November 20, 2014 - 12:59pm
Ruud appointed assistant Senate minority leader
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, was appointed as an assistant minority leader by Minnesota Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie. “It is an honor to be chosen to help lead the Senate Republican Caucus,” said Ruud. “I’m looking forward to being a voice...
November 20, 2014 - 12:29pm
DNR reminder: Ice is not safe right now
Ice is forming on some lakes, rivers and ponds around Minnesota, but DNR conservation officers warn it is too early to venture out. “The thin layers of ice forming on some Minnesota waters right now are not safe,” said Maj. Greg Salo, operations manager, DNR Enforcement Division....
November 20, 2014 - 12:27pm