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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Card Games: Dec. 8, 2016
Patriot Perspective: Advocate for our students; winter weather decisions
Ideal Green Market celebrates one year, offers winter classes
National influenza vaccination week is Dec. 4-10
Aeration system in use on Nisswa Lake through winter
Inside the Outdoors: Deer disease is a less familiar kind of invader
North Stars fall to Lumberjacks
Dan-ecdotes: PL grad Miller overcomes injuries, finds niche in Bears defense
Tulenchik wins title at W-DC tourney: Road Crew place 9th overall
Lightning Squirt B takes second in Cloquet
Nola Joy Wicklund
Geraldine P. Swift
Carol Denise Lapka
Shirley Ann Clausen
Jenkins lights up for holidays
Chef's Hat: Warm up with these hot drinks
Santa's little helpers host Kids' Shop Day
Cookie walk soothes holiday sweet tooth
Crosslake celebrates Holiday at the Dam
Letter to the editor: Pequot Lakes teams thank store, community
The Cracker Barrel: Picking the Christmas tree
The Last Windrow: Anglers anxiously awaiting thick ice
Letter to the Editor: Lakes Area Habitat helps build homes for vets
Letter to the Editor: Pine River Chamber thanks snowplowers, linemen
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 22, 2016
The Last Windrow: Forest provides educational experience
A human can learn a lot from a squirrel. I'm writing this column looking out at a world of white. I mean really white! Last week's heavy snowstorm in northern Minnesota has snowmobilers cheering and snow-scoopers jeering. But so it goes up here where the glaciers only retreated a...
November 22, 2016 - 11:13am
November 16, 2016
Mills won't concede yet in Congressional District 8 race
Republican challenger Stewart Mills will wait for voting results to be certified before he makes any further concession in the 8th Congressional District election. Mills spokesman Troy Young said last week that he also doesn't expect Mills will be talking about the election publicly....
November 16, 2016 - 12:49pm
September 7, 2016
In chiling confession, fate of Jacob Wetterling finally revealed
MINNEAPOLIS—In chilling and heartbreaking testimony, the man who kidnapped and killed Jacob Wetterling described in court on Tuesday the...
September 7, 2016 - 9:08am
August 12, 2016
Dan-ecdotes: Is this the year for the Vikings?
We are officially one day away from the first Vikings game of the 2016 season. I, for one, am over-the-moon excited, even if it is just a preseason game. I have been a diehard fan for about 20 years now, and with that fandom has come a ton of heartache, most recently last year's 1-point...
August 12, 2016 - 8:23am
July 27, 2016
Thousands in Duluth area without power as hundreds work to resolve problems
DULUTH, Minn.—Several thousand homes and businesses remain without power in the northeastern Minnesota as of Monday morning, four days...
July 27, 2016 - 1:00am
June 8, 2016
Dan-ecdotes: Gopher coaches meet fans at Grand View
Eight coaches from the University of Minnesota made a morning visit to Grand View Lodge on Thursday, June 2, as part of the University's "Gopher Road Trip." The coaches joined newly appointed Athletic Director Mark Coyle, who started his second day on the job with a crowd of lakes...
June 8, 2016 - 1:44pm
March 10, 2016
Minnesota caucuses: Super Tuesday draws fervent crowds
Caucuses in the lakes area were highlighted by a large voter turnout from residents on both sides of the aisle. Republican and Democratic voters...
March 10, 2016 - 10:38am
March 2, 2016
Dan-ecdotes: This state needs more outdoor hockey
On Sunday, Feb. 21, I was one of the lucky few. And by "few," I mean "50,426." I made the trek down to TCF Bank Stadium in St. Paul for the Minnesota Wild's first-ever outdoor game, as part of the NHL's "Stadium Series." Proudly adorning my Minnesota North Stars stocking cap with...
March 2, 2016 - 2:52pm
Super Tuesday draws fervent crowds
Caucuses in the lakes area were highlighted by a large voter turnout from residents on both sides of the aisle. Republican and democratic voters...
March 2, 2016 - 2:14pm
February 1, 2016
Governor Dayton hospitalized after fainting at event
(Reuters) - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton was hospitalized on Sunday after fainting during an event at a Minneapolis suburb, the governor's...
February 1, 2016 - 1:30pm
November 26, 2015
Gas prices falling statewide
Since the beginning of November, the prices at the pump have been steadily dropping. The average price for a gallon of gasoline is currently...
November 26, 2015 - 8:00am
October 14, 2015
Mills announces bid for Congress
Stewart Mills III on Monday formally announced he is running for Congress in a rematch bid against U.S. Rep.
October 14, 2015 - 9:13am
September 16, 2015
Viking fan kicked by 49er fans outside stadium
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A video from Monday night's Vikings-49ers game shows a handful of San Francisco fans scuffling with and kicking a Vikings...
September 16, 2015 - 2:57pm
August 20, 2015
Bicycling Around Minnesota group cruises through lakes area
Ben Jackson arrives at the Pine River-Backus High School for a rest after their 66 mile ride on Thursday, August 13. Jackson is one of 275+ bikers...
August 20, 2015 - 10:53am
August 5, 2015
MCA scores take the good with the bad
Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) scores have been released for schools throughout the state, and area school districts are cautiously comparing their scores to state averages. Minnesota's statewide proficiency has dropped by three-tenths of a percentage from 60.5 in 2014...
August 5, 2015 - 9:33am