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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
September 13, 2017
Crow Wing County Board: Veterans memorial update moves ahead
After a four-month journey by sea from India, seven new granite slabs destined for display on Laurel Street in Brainerd are now stateside. The...
September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
May 15, 2017
Crow Wing County Board: Unorganized funding crunch spurs public meetings
Residents of Unorganized Territory will have a chance to weigh in on an impending road construction budget crunch.
May 15, 2017 - 11:48am
May 8, 2017
Crow Wing County: More money, smaller share
Although the tax omnibus bill is expected to include an increase in county program aid, Crow Wing County's share is expected to drop by almost $55,000 compared to this year. The bill in conference committee at the Minnesota Legislature would increase state aid to counties by $6.1...
May 8, 2017 - 11:37am
April 18, 2017
Crow Wing County Board: Compensating Crow Wing County's commissioners
How much do the elected Crow Wing County commissioners earn in a year? Between $29,000 and $39,000, depending on which commissioner's earnings...
April 18, 2017 - 9:02am
April 16, 2017
Crow Wing County Board: Engineer highlights sales tax impacts
Of 175 miles of Crow Wing County roads and highways planned for improvement through 2021, 43 of those miles will be funded by the countywide...
April 16, 2017 - 9:57am
March 24, 2017
Looking Back - March 24, 2017
40 years ago, March 24, 1977 In a near 2-to-1 vote, the residents of School District 186, Pequot Lakes, voted Tuesday, March 22, to approve a $3,035,000 bond issue. (Photo) Jim McDonnell, outgoing president of the Minnesota Newspaper Association, left, presented the Country Echo's...
March 24, 2017 - 5:10am
February 12, 2017
Crow Wing County: Sales tax revenue exceeds expectations
Revenue collected from a half-cent sales tax instituted last year in Crow Wing County exceeded projections by 60 percent in 2016. More than $1.3...
February 12, 2017 - 11:40pm
December 28, 2016
Crow Wing County: County reduces tax levy for seventh year: Board splits 3-2, citing specific budgetary concerns
A resolution the Crow Wing County Board passed Tuesday night, Dec. 13, set the local government on a course for its seventh straight year of property tax levy reductions. Not since 2008 have Crow Wing County taxpayers been asked to pay a smaller tax levy in total dollars than the...
December 28, 2016 - 12:18am
December 15, 2016
Crow Wing County Board: Landfill closure hassles hauler
The owner of a Pine River-based garbage company aired a grievance with the Crow Wing County Board Tuesday concerning a planned closure of the...
December 15, 2016 - 12:22pm
November 23, 2016
Crow Wing County Board: Residents scorn snowplowing response
Crow Wing County commissioners aired resident complaints about snow-covered roads following Friday's blizzard at Tuesday's board meeting. Commissioner...
November 23, 2016 - 8:57am
July 20, 2016
Crow Wing County Board: The sounds of sirens
When severe weather is approaching, the wail of emergency sirens is one of the ways people are warned of potential danger. But thousands of Crow...
July 20, 2016 - 10:00am
June 23, 2016
Crow Wing County Board: Connecting loose, 'Unorganized' ends
Few people attended the June 14 Crow Wing County Board meeting to speak on whether an updated comprehensive plan for Unorganized Territory was...
June 23, 2016 - 9:41am
May 26, 2016
Crow Wing County Board: How organized should Unorganized be?
A request to update the comprehensive plan for Unorganized Territory evolved into a discussion of whether such a plan was desired by the territory's...
May 26, 2016 - 2:48pm
January 17, 2016
Crow Wing County: Board appoints Houge chair
Commissioner Doug Houge will serve as chair of the Crow Wing County Board in 2016. Houge was named chair at the Tuesday, Jan. 5, county board...
January 17, 2016 - 8:00am
January 8, 2016
Crow Wing County: WAPOA president suggests limited boat landing hours: County board approves 2016 AIS Prevention Plan
Is it possible to control aquatic invasive species more effectively in Crow Wing County by restricting the hours at public boat landings? Tom Watson, president of the Whitefish Area Property Owners Association (WAPOA), believes it is, and is urging the county to consider limiting...
January 8, 2016 - 9:34am