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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
New aircams to keep an “eye” on weather and air quality
Air quality forecasting goes statewide
Poison hemlock weed found in SE Minnesota, may be elsewhere
Lakes Jam: Year 5 is here; More new, fun features to keep people happy
Pequot Lakes: Businesses share thoughts about highway
Rebels edge rival Lightning 4-2
Berrios shines again as Twins take series with White Sox
Vikings' special teams key spots still up for grabs
Wild work out deal with expansion Las Vegas club to protect 2 defensemen
CCS trap team second in conference
Howard Albert Nisle
Steven H. Gangl
Calendar of events: June 22, 2017
Yoga instructor O'Day to offer classes in Nisswa starting Friday
Prairie Fire Children's Theatre: 'Peter Pan' lands in Pine River Friday-Saturday
Reminders: June 22, 2017
Pages from the Past - June 22, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Death by a thousand cuts
World of Wine: An introduction to the world of sherry wine
Keillor: Dreadful things are afoot
The Lost Italian: Asian noodle slaw is a healthy, fresh alternative to Chinese takeout
Our daughter's letter from the FBI: When a child really loses a tooth
letters to the editor
Births-June 15, 2017
Births-June 8, 2017
Bob and Phyllis Jones
Births: May 17, 2017
June 12, 2017
Mayor's Notebook: Keep your yards clean
Spring has somehow turned quickly into summer with extra warm temperatures arriving quickly. I've been outside working in the yard - planting and weeding - and can attest that it is a lot of hard, laborious work; it seems like it is never-ending. While the hard work part is true,...
June 12, 2017 - 3:30am
June 3, 2017
Center Township opens recycling drop-off site
The Crow Wing County Land Services Department is working with Center Township to provide an additional recycling drop-off site for area residents....
June 3, 2017 - 8:30am
April 16, 2017
Recycling total in Crow Wing County exceeds state standard
The Crow Wing County Land Services Department released its 2016 recycling report showing total recycling in the county remained over 50 percent,...
April 16, 2017 - 9:55am
March 21, 2017
After rocky start, finances stabilize for Minn. waste processor
PERHAM, Minn.—After a rough start, the Perham Resource Recovery Facility, once known as the Perham incinerator, is getting onto solid financial...
March 21, 2017 - 5:14pm
September 5, 2016
Progress: Mining metals through recycling: Crow Wing Recycling reclaims past for the future
An average car has $2 in coins stuck between seats or hidden in crevices. Adding that up between vehicles headed for an industrial shredder could...
September 5, 2016 - 9:05am
April 22, 2015
Recycling increases 47 percent in Crow Wing County
The Crow Wing County Land Services Department released a 2014 recycling report showing total recycling in the county increased by 47 percent from 2013 to 2014. Overall, nearly 47,000 tons of material was recycled through the county recycling program last year.
April 22, 2015 - 1:02pm
April 16, 2015
Letters to the Editor: Thoughts on recycling
The recyclers are finding it difficult to get rid of all the junk, other than burn or landfill (April 2 Echo Journal). I would suggest everyone with a computer tune in on YouTube "Story of Stuff Project." All plastic containers would be healthier in glass or some reusable material,...
opinion/letters to the editor
April 16, 2015 - 3:17pm
April 3, 2015
Crow Wing County Board: County recycling costs rise
Recycling at the landfill is about to cost Crow Wing County one-third more than anticipated this year. The Crow Wing County Board on Tuesday, March 24, approved a change to the county's contract with Garrison Disposal/Nisswa Sanitation, allowing the company to increase its rates...
April 3, 2015 - 3:35pm
December 17, 2014
Bites for Lights is Christmas light recycling program
The Crow Wing County Land Services Department, in cooperation with Sunrise Sertoma of Brainerd and Kenwood Recycling, is collecting unneeded Christmas lights and extension cords at select locations throughout Crow Wing County. The copper found in the old extension cords and Christmas...
December 17, 2014 - 12:46pm
October 22, 2014
Nisswa: Security cameras likely to be installed at recycling center
Abuse at the Nisswa recycling area likely will result in security cameras being installed there, the Nisswa City Council learned Wednesday, Oct. 15. "People are starting to abuse the recycling center again already, contaminating the metal bin with plastics ..." said Tom Blomer, city...
October 22, 2014 - 2:32pm
August 6, 2014
Nisswa council approves street reconstruction bonds
After a continuation of the public hearing on road reconstruction bonds, the Nisswa City Council approved bonds totaling $731,100 at its Wednesday, July 30, special meeting. The bonds will cover the costs of several road improvements added to the city's five-year street reconstruction...
August 6, 2014 - 12:29pm
Recycling bins to return to Nisswa Fire Hall
Residents and visitors of Nisswa will once again be able to drop off their recyclables at the fire hall with council approval of a contract with Waste Partners of Pine River on Wednesday, July 30. Following the removal of drop-off bins by Nisswa Sanitation just before the Fourth...
August 6, 2014 - 11:04am
July 23, 2014
Nisswa City Council to meet July 30 to talk about reviving recycling service
The Nisswa City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, to decide on a strategy for recycling in the city. Nisswa Sanitation pulled its recycling containers from behind the Nisswa Fire Department on July 1, so the city no longer has a recycling service. The council learned...
July 23, 2014 - 3:03pm
June 26, 2014
Recycling bins being pulled from fire hall
The dropoff recycling bins behind the Nisswa Fire Hall will no longer be available as of July 1, the Nisswa City Council learned Wednesday, June 18. The main reason is abuse of the program, according to a letter the city received from Nisswa Sanitation, which provides the dropoff...
June 26, 2014 - 3:03pm