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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
McCollister elected as president of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in MN
Pine River-Backus Family Center happenings
In Water Boat Show
Program supports young women with developmental disabilities
Osterloh named United Way board chair
PR-B team wins tournament
Golf League-July 2, 2015
Crosslake/FL/PL Legion pounds Aitkin 15-0
Nisswa finishes 2-2 at Alexandria tournament
Pete's Point: Area baseball teams in full swing
George P. Merz
Gayle Morford Polonus
Violet Swenson Johnson
Fabulous Fibers art exhibit opening in Brainerd
Pages from the Past - July 2
Card Games - July 2
Senior Menu: 070215
Looking Back - July 2
MMBA Home Show
From the Left Hand Corner: Health care costs are grossly excessive
Cracker Barrel: The No S Diet
Grim's Tales: Weddings are to guests like peanuts are to lab monkeys
The Last Windrow: Small-town festivals have big hearts
Guest Editorial: Special session not so 'special' this time
letters to the editor
Births - Out of town
Births - July 2
July 1, 2015
Nisswa: Planning Commission tackling sign ordinance
The Nisswa Planning Commission met for more than three hours Wednesday, June 24, to discuss potential changes to the city's outdoor sign ordinance. The goal is to streamline the process for businesses to obtain permission to erect signs while preserving Nisswa's unique, small-town...
8 hours 33 min ago
Celebrate July 4 in lakes area
Celebrate Independence Day in the lakes area starting Thursday, July 2. Area skies will be lit up with fireworks displays Thursday-Saturday nights. Following is a roundup of Fourth of July activities in area cities. NISSWA In honor of the 2014-15 Nisswa Citizen of the Year,...
20 hours 45 min ago
June 25, 2015
Nisswa: Municipal liquor employees get raises, thanks to minimum wage increase
Around a dozen city employees will benefit from the minimum wage increase that goes into effect Aug. 1. The Nisswa City Council on Wednesday, June 17, agreed to give some employees at Spirits of Nisswa municipal liquor and the Pickle Factory raises to $9 per hour effective July 1...
June 25, 2015 - 2:43pm
June 24, 2015
Looking Back - June 25
10 years ago, June 23, 2005 Pequot Lakes Police Chief Mark Forsberg resigns after 21 years. 20 years ago, June 29, 1995 Adirondack of Nisswa completes renovations and reopens to the public. 30 years ago, June 27, 1985 Nisswa School children spending time in the municipal...
June 24, 2015 - 11:50am
June 19, 2015
St. Francis Spring Gala raises $35,000
The Spring Gala event on May 15 netted about $35,000 to help the tuition assistance program, technology initiatives and other operating expenses at St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd. The event, featuring dinner, silent auction, live auction and entertainment, was...
June 19, 2015 - 10:29am
June 18, 2015
Sound of Scandinavian music fills Nisswa
Four musical groups from Scandinavian countries and more than 20 from across the United States converged on the Nisswa Pioneer Village under...
June 18, 2015 - 10:14am
June 17, 2015
Majestic Pines Arts & Fine Crafts Fair set in Nisswa
The annual Majestic Pines Arts & Fine Crafts Fair will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 20, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21, at the Nisswa Pioneer Village. New this year is the addition of fine crafts to the show. Artists from all around the Midwest come to this show...
June 17, 2015 - 10:16am
Holmes offered job as Brainerd fire chief
Nisswa police Sgt. Tim Holmes was offered the job as Brainerd fire chief on Monday, June 15. Holmes has been with the Nisswa Police Department since October 1996 and the Nisswa Fire Department since February 1998. He's served as assistant Nisswa fire chief since December 2006. After...
June 17, 2015 - 10:08am
June 15, 2015
[VIDEO] Lightning off to spectacular start
Pete talks with Tyler Wittwer, a Nisswa Lightning baseball player and coach in the Nisswa Lightninig Baseball Camp Youth Camp.
June 15, 2015 - 11:38am
June 12, 2015
Yoga teacher perseveres, strives to help others
Over the past two years, Nisswa's Jennifer Smith has made the lakes area her home. Now she hopes to improve that home for everyone else. Smith...
lifestyles / faces
June 12, 2015 - 11:00am
June 11, 2015
Slow and steady wins season's first turtle race
Turtle racers from throughout the country congregated in Nisswa for the opening of the annual turtle race season Wednesday, June 3. The 52nd...
June 11, 2015 - 4:34pm
June 10, 2015
Nisswa Women's Club to hold lunch, presentation June 18
Roberta Freese of the Nisswa Women's Club will present "Amazing Adventures in China With My Three Daughters" at noon Thursday, June 18, at The Woods in Merrifield. Cost is $17 per person. Hostesses will include Sandi Tricker, Marilyn Robb, Anne Pierson, Marie Landsburg and Blondie...
June 10, 2015 - 2:48pm
May 28, 2015
Memorial Day 2015: Communities remember those who served
Despite Monday's constant stream of rain, Memorial Day services were held in lakes area communities to honor those who died serving their country....
May 28, 2015 - 3:10pm
May 27, 2015
Graduation day in Nisswa
Nisswa Elementary School fourth-graders in Karla Ziegler's and Nancy Bieganek's classes graduated Friday, May 22, in a ceremony before parents,...
news / education
May 27, 2015 - 3:15pm
May 21, 2015
Blue Ribbon schools to be recognized
Brainerd Public Schools will end its academic year by holding a carnival and recognizing its Blue Ribbon award-winning elementary schools. The Blue Ribbon Carnival will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Forestview Middle School in Baxter.
May 21, 2015 - 12:24pm