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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pine River ALCO store to close
Pequot Lakes School to host meeting in aftermath of suicides
Santa's Bobbin' Into Town set Dec. 13 in Pequot Lakes
Winter draw-downs of reservoirs begins
Nurse practitioner joins Essentia Health’s Brainerd Clinic teams
Pete's Point: New coach no stranger to PR-B athletics
Golfer Heggerston commits to U of M
Steel blank North Stars 3-0
Panthers edge Lightning in home opener
November is peak month for deer-vehicle collisions
Delores "Dee" Nelson
Margaret "Muggie" Hines
Robert E. Olive
Charles Mahlon Dickover
News of the North - Area holiday events
PAL Echo Journal - November 20
Chef's Hat recipe: Molasses Glazed Turkey
Chef's Hat recipe: Sweet Potatoes with Molasses
Chef's Hat recipe: Molasses Pumpkin Pie
Letters to the Editor: Obama in Red China
Baby Boomers: The ’60s: The decade that changed America
The Last Windrow: Lost treasure found
Letters to the Editor: Congratulations, Claudina Williams
Letters to the Editor: Thanks again
letters to the editor
Births - November 20
Births - November 6
November 10, 2014
Tiger Talk: The facts about concussions
A concussion is an injury that anyone, young or old, can get during their lifetime; and, in some cases, multiple times. But what exactly is a concussion and what can you do about it? A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head.
news / education
November 10, 2014 - 11:29am
November 7, 2014
Pine River-Backus Community Read a blast
The final week of the Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Community Read had children throughout the school district reveling in fictional worlds, and even some nonfiction. While the older students were awaiting the arrival of featured author Ben Mikaelsen, PR-B elementary students all had...
news / education
November 7, 2014 - 10:42am
November 6, 2014
Fireworks donations needed for Pine River Parade of Lights
The Pine River Chamber of Commerce is busy planning activities for the annual Pine River Parade of Lights event. This year's theme is "Frozen In Pine River." The parade will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13; but this year activities will actually begin Saturday, Dec. 6, with...
November 6, 2014 - 1:57pm
PR-B Family Center lists events
Following are the Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Family Center happenings for November. • Give to the Max Day: Last year, thousands of donors logged on to GiveMN.org and gave millions of dollars to Minnesota charities and nonprofits in 24 hours during the Give to the Max Day. By giving...
November 6, 2014 - 1:29pm
Pine River Legion Auxiliary sponsors blood drive
The Pine River American Legion Auxiliary sponsored a blood drive Oct. 13 in Pine River. Katie Bartelson, donor recruitment representative at United Blood Services, said: "Pine River had a good turnout. Out of 25 people who volunteered to donate, 23 were able to give. Seven people...
November 6, 2014 - 1:16pm
November 5, 2014
Browser Column: Pine River Library to host Illustrated History event
Dear friends and neighbors: For those of us more simple souls who do not know what the Minnesota Legacy Program is, I will attempt to edify. Though the various programs presented by the Pine River Public Library (my home) and Kitchigami Regional Library are "free" to the public,...
November 5, 2014 - 3:25pm
Pine River: Hansen wins mayoral seat vacated by Sabas
Tamara Hansen, a current city council member, is the new mayor of Pine River. She received 141 votes Tuesday, Nov. 4, while Lynn Hollaran got 110 votes. “I am happy with the results of the election for myself and for the council,” Hansen said. “We have worked very well in...
November 5, 2014 - 3:09pm
PR-B School Board: Election turns over half of board positions
Of the 11 candidates on the ballot for five Pine River-Backus (PR-B) School Board seats, only incumbents Katy Botz and Garny Gaffey will return to the board, along with newcomers Lee Aimers, Richie Bean and Dave Sheley. Incumbent Sandra Poferl was not re-elected, and appointed...
November 5, 2014 - 2:00pm
Schleuter is PR-B Teacher of the Year
A week before the ballots were in for the nation, Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Schools elected the 2014 teacher of the year, Deborah Schleuter. Schleuter has been teaching at PR-B since getting a part-time position in 2008. Before then, she taught as far away as Phoenix in 2006-07...
November 5, 2014 - 2:46am
November 3, 2014
Nevis eliminates PR-B spikers
Despite an injury Megan Porta still knocked down nine kills and had nine blocks and Annie Semmler added 14 set assists as the second-seeded Pine River-Backus Tigers ended their volleyball season with a 25-18, 25-20, 22-25, 25-20 loss to No. 3 Nevis in the second round of the Section...
November 3, 2014 - 11:36am
No. 6 Tigers upset No. 3 Browerville
Henry Krecklau scored three touchdowns as the sixth-seeded Pine River-Backus football team traveled to No. 3 Browerville and came away with a 34-11 upset win on Tuesday, Oct. 21. "It was a very satisfying win," said PR-B coach Tom Demars. "Our offensive line has been improving...
November 3, 2014 - 11:29am
Royalton holds off Tigers 28-8
The sixth-seeded Pine River-Backus football team pulled off an upset win in the quarterfinals, but they weren't able to repeat the accomplishment in the Section 6A semifinals with a 28-8 loss at No. 2 Royalton on Saturday, Oct. 25. The Royals scored on their opening possession...
November 3, 2014 - 11:05am
Pine River-Backus Elementary costume parade
Students from the Pine River-Backus Elementary school celebrated Halloween with a variety of creative costumes For more photos, KLICK He...
November 3, 2014 - 10:38am
October 29, 2014
Innovating a way to connect local food growers with more buyers
The idea of an "innovation center" in the Pine River area, which could include a facility to help small-farm growers process, package and market their goods, will be discussed during a "visioning" meeting designed to explore such a possibility. Happy Dancing Turtle (HDT), on the...
news / business
October 29, 2014 - 2:54pm
October 28, 2014
Pine River-Backus football section semifinals
Royalton defeated Pine River-Backus 28-8 in the Section 6A semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 25. For more photos, KLICK Here!
October 28, 2014 - 2:09pm