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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Cities and counties invited to apply for 2018 innovation funding
Cass County Board: Changes approved for land reclassification
Cass County Sheriff's Corner: Closing the books on a busy 2017
Crow Wing County Board: Health survey energizes community health movement
Local school districts honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Boys basketball: Patriots top Aitkin, lose to Cathedral
Girls basketball: Tigers fall to Clearbrook
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Jan. 17, 2018
Boys basketball: Tigers win two, fall to Red Lake in OT
Girls basketball: Patriots down Staples-Motley - fall to Roseau, Thief River Falls
Betty Kathlyn-Emilie Hornung
Herbert C. Swedin
Robert "Bob" A. Evans
Tom J. Johnson
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
Want to avoid long term chronic diseases & have a healthier lifestyle?
Up North with Leroy - Jan. 16
Opinion: Medicare part D - What President Trump must do
We're lucky to live in a small community
Cheesehead Chatter: It's illegal to do what?
The Last Windrow: Times and technology have changed
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 20, 2017
Chef's Hat: Use apples, pumpkin to bake festive fall breads
With the temperature dropping a bit, there is nothing more satisfying than walking into the house and smelling bread baking. Banana bread is...
September 20, 2017 - 8:00am
September 13, 2017
Grim's Grub: Tanque Verde brings the South up North
For years now I've tried to grow prickly pear cactuses in my house. At one point I gave away several in pots, and a friend of mine seemed to...
September 13, 2017 - 8:00am
September 6, 2017
Chef's Hat: Have fun with food on a stick
A few weeks ago, someone asked if I was getting ready for winter. When it's early August, it still seems like there is a big chunk of summer...
September 6, 2017 - 8:00am
August 30, 2017
Grim's Grub: If short on time, try these make-ahead meals
I've begun flirting with the idea of make-ahead meals. Working two jobs, volunteering for the fire department and finding time to spend with...
August 30, 2017 - 7:00am
August 16, 2017
Chef's Hat: Here's a new twist on an old vegetable
In the last few weeks, area gardens have been popping with produce. And, just like every year, my neighbors' gardens have an overabundance of...
August 16, 2017 - 7:00am
August 10, 2017
Grim's Grub: Behind the scenes at the Rhubarb Festival
Pine River Summerfest offers a lot of festivities during the last week of July. There's a car show, live music, vendors, an art show and the...
August 10, 2017 - 7:00am
August 7, 2017
Chef's Hat: Mini pies are all the rage
There's something special about having a whole pie to yourself - even if it is a mini pie. You can honestly say, "I ate the whole thing all by myself!" Mini pies are also a great dish to take to parties or family get-togethers because there is no cutting required. These pies can be...
August 7, 2017 - 5:00am
July 24, 2017
Chef's Hat: With a cherry on top
Walk through a produce aisle and it's obvious what time of year it is — it is cherry season. Shelves are stocked full of the famous Red...
July 24, 2017 - 11:00am
July 18, 2017
Healthy marinades add flavor to grilled foods
Summer brings out the grills and healthy menu options as we grill lean meats, chicken, fish and vegetables. Marinating can add robust flavors....
July 18, 2017 - 5:30am
July 11, 2017
Chef's Hat: Flavored butters are a cook's secret weapon
An extremely simple way to add magic to almost any dish is by topping it off with flavored butter. Flavored butters are also known as compound...
July 11, 2017 - 7:30am
July 3, 2017
Grim's Grub: Healthy home cooking can be easy
I visited a friend one day and was asked, "What would you do with baby bok choy?" I gave her a few simple ideas, such as steaming bok choy and...
July 3, 2017 - 8:00am
June 28, 2017
Chef's Hat: For fast cleanup, try foil packet recipes
It doesn't matter if you are using a grill, campfire or the plain old oven in your kitchen, foil packet recipes are a great way to go when you...
June 28, 2017 - 7:00am
June 20, 2017
Grim's Grub: Time to try vegetable pie
I haven't had much of a gardening urge the last two years, but that doesn't mean my garden isn't producing. My garden is ripe with walking onions,...
June 20, 2017 - 4:00am
June 13, 2017
Chef's Hat: Lemonade - it's sunshine in a glass
There is nothing more refreshing and nothing that says summer more than a glass of fresh lemonade. This delightful summertime drink is available in frozen concentrates and powders you mix with water and, of course, premade lemonade comes in bottles and cans. But once you make lemonade...
June 13, 2017 - 4:00am
June 6, 2017
Vegetarians can fall prey to junk food too
Better health is one of the main reasons that people choose to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet. But they still need to make healthy choices because it can be easy to fall into a different kind of junk food diet. A nationwide poll in 2016 found about 3 percent of American adults are...
June 6, 2017 - 6:30am