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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
[VIDEO] Nisswa Elementary Graduation 2015
Nisswa Pioneer Village to open for season Saturday
Pequot Lakes students receive art contest awards
Young Performer's Day Camp offered in June
What's Up At The Warehouse: 052115
[VIDEO] In the Bleachers with Wheaties - Trapshooting grows in popularity
Pete's Point: Lane makes quick impact on SDSU program
Heggerston, Patriots place first in St. Cloud
Patriots win final round of Mid-Minn meets
Patriots in 2nd in conference
LaVonne T. Kuhlman
Pine River Lions Club furnishes new eyeglass, hearing aid receptacles
Area organizations receive Initiative Foundation funds
Pine River Garden Club to host plant sale May 29
Pequot Lakes School District: Dunn to retire after 26 years
Auditions for CLC summer play set May 27
The Last Windrow: Cemeteries bring people together
As I See It: Random musings: We can't win war against nature
Letters to the Editor: Thank you, Breezy Point
Dan-ecdotes: Freedom of speech? Sure, but why say that?
Letters to the Editor: Crosslake-Ideal Lions ditch cleanup a success
letters to the editor
Births - April 30
Pine River: Bids for street project come in low
The Pine River City Council continued discussion of street improvements adjacent to and adjoining Highway 371 after finding that bids for the project came in lower than anticipated. During the April 14 council meeting, the council reviewed six bids for a project to improve streets...
April 23, 2015 - 1:46pm
Pine River-Backus School Board: Directors request funds
Directors of various departments at Pine River-Backus School presented their departments' needs at the Monday, April 20, school board meeting. Their presentation followed committee reports, which included a report that indicated the finance committee is nearing its goal in cost reductions...
April 23, 2015 - 11:45am
April 21, 2015
Kukuk crowned Miss Pine River
Sky Kukuk, a Pine River-Backus (PR-B) High School junior, was crowned Miss Pine River 2015 on Saturday night, April 11. Taina Williams is First Princess; Stephanie DeGrote is Second Princess; and Catherine Stagnaro was voted Miss Congeniality. Kukuk won a $1,000 scholarship; Williams,...
April 21, 2015 - 9:43am
April 15, 2015
'Addams Family' to be staged at PR-B
The annual Pine River-Backus (PR-B) High School musical performance brings one of the most dysfunctional, beloved families from television to the lakes area with "The Addams Family: A New Musical," written by Andrew Lippa. The play, directed by PR-B' drama director Jennifer Anderson,...
lifestyles / entertainment
April 15, 2015 - 4:57pm
Lane closures on Highway 371 between Baxter, Pine River begin April 20
Motorists on Highway 371 between Baxter and Pine River will encounter lane closures, work crews and possible delays as segments of the road are intermittently reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, April 20. The lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset through April 30...
April 15, 2015 - 2:08pm
April 9, 2015
Sheley embraces outdoors, education
Dave Sheley, owner of the Corner Store in Backus, came to the area as a teenager and found out quickly that it was where he wanted to stay. "It is a great place to live, and a great place to raise your kids," Sheley said. "I moved up from Illinois and loved it here, so graduated...
lifestyles / faces
April 9, 2015 - 3:07pm
April 8, 2015
Pine River: Council discusses road improvement plan
The Pine River City Council agreed to apply for street reconstruction bonds to replace approximately one-sixth of the city's streets during a public hearing Tuesday, March 31. This project is part of a larger plan to reconstruct and maintain the city's streets in six separate projects...
April 8, 2015 - 1:30pm
Pine RIver-Backus: Community Education classes listed
Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Community Education offers the following upcoming classes: • Sunergy: for grades 2-4, 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays, April 21 and 28. Fee: $10. April 21, participants will explore the sun and humans, and how we use the sun. The class will overview basic energy, explore...
news / education
April 8, 2015 - 11:21am
March 29, 2015
Small plane crashes near Pine River
PINE RIVER - Two people died after a small passenger plane crashed in a field south of the Pine River Regional Airport Friday night, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said on Sunday the pilot, John Witt, 43, and his passenger,...
March 29, 2015 - 7:20pm
March 28, 2015
PR-B Boy Scouts visit State Capitol
Six Boy Scouts and three leaders from Pine River-Backus Boy Scout Troop #73 made a day trip to St. Paul to visit the State Capitol to work on requirements for the Citizenship in the Nation merit badge. They took part in a 45-minute tour through parts of the State Capitol, including...
March 28, 2015 - 4:11pm
March 19, 2015
Teams forming for Good Samaritan Bowl XII
Good Samaritan Bowl XII will take place Sunday and Monday, May 3-4, at Jack's House in Brainerd and Monday, May 4, at Community Bowl in Pine River. Hundreds of bowlers are raising pledges to benefit local Good Samaritan Society care centers and hospice program. Gather a team; there...
March 19, 2015 - 10:54am
March 18, 2015
Pine River: Council considers bonding for street project
The Pine River City Council on Tuesday, March 10, scheduled a public meeting to discuss a bonding project to pay for a 10-block street and utility replacement project. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at city hall. David Drown of David Drown and Associates met with...
March 18, 2015 - 2:47pm
March 9, 2015
Winter Sports Preview 2014
The Winter Sports Preview 2014 online e-edition.
March 9, 2015 - 12:30pm
March 5, 2015
Junior varsity speech teams compete in Pequot Lakes
The Pine River-Backus junior varsity speech team competed at Pequot Lakes on Monday, Feb. 23. Competing in Duo were Nikita Van Heerden and Hannah Nordlund, who won a white ribbon, and Hunter Rice and Kade Schneider. Jessie Boyles, Katie Hanneken and Trevor Birr competed in Humorous. Jarod...
news / education
March 5, 2015 - 2:14pm
March 4, 2015
Pine River-Backus Backwoods Engineers rank high in competition
The Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Backwoods Engineers robotics team achieved its highest ranking at its robotics competition Feb.
news / education
March 4, 2015 - 2:16pm