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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
WSN names Dammann head of architecture department
Vehicle goes through ice on Pelican Lake
Vehicle falls through ice on Pelican Lake
Nisswa Fire Department seeks sponsors for Fishing Derby
Nolan staff to hold Congress Comes to You meetings in area cities
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
SB XLIX: Carroll, Belichick face off
U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
Revolution 3rd at conference meet
Miller, Fletcher Allen Sr. M.D.
Robert C. Erlanson
Shirley A. Tappe
Bryan Dean Haakenson
Roaring '20s topic of presentation in Pequot Lakes
Pequot Lakes ECFE Family Fun Night to feature storyteller, singer
Looking Back - January 29
Residents urged to fight flu, other viruses by staying home when ill
Faith: Not on bread alone
The Last Windrow: Hats off to Brainerd Jaycees
Grim's Tales: Take carbon monoxide seriously
Guest Editorial: Visualize Nisswa's newest park at Feb. 5 open house
Letters to the Editor: Wealth disparity
Cracker Barrel: Recipes for kindness
letters to the editor
Stiller 80th birthday
Births - January 15
December 4, 2014
Pine River Parade of Lights Week starts with business open houses, other events
Pine River Parade of Lights Week starts Saturday, Dec. 6, with the theme Frozen in Pine River. Events will include business open houses and specials throughout town; the First Lutheran Church Cookie Walk from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; the Pine River American Legion Auxiliary Art and...
December 4, 2014 - 12:26pm
Pete's Point: Area graduates excel on basketball court
There's only a handful of Pequot Lakes and Pine RIver-Backus graduates currently playing basketball at the collegiate level. So, the past two weeks have been special as three of those graduates were Athletes of the Week while a fourth player was nominated for the honor at their...
December 4, 2014 - 12:16pm
December 3, 2014
Community Helper Night held at Backus Head Start
Community Helper Night was held in October at the Backus Head Start Center. The Backus and Pine River fire departments were there with trucks, and firefighters dressed in full gear to show the children what they would look like when entering a building on fire. Waste Partners...
news / education
December 3, 2014 - 3:40pm
November 26, 2014
MNsure enrollment assistance sessions slated in Pine River, Brainerd
To help lakes area residents enroll in MNsure, Essentia Health is partnering with the Pine River-Backus Family Center to offer two free community enrollment sessions. The Pine River session will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the family center, 245 Barclay Ave....
November 26, 2014 - 11:50am
November 25, 2014
PR-B teacher to retire at end of a banner year
"It's been a surreal year. I had all that and now I'm retiring, too," said Jean Grev Schmidt, smiling. Schmidt, known at Pine River-Backus (PR-B) High School simply as "Grev," is retiring from teaching at the high school three months and 10 days after her joyous marriage, where...
November 25, 2014 - 3:11pm
Felthous honored on all-area team
Pine River-Backus senior Megan Felthous was one of 12 players chosen on the Brainerd Dispatch All-Area volleyball team. Felthous, a middle hitter, was an All-Northwoods Conference player who finished with 348 kills, 91 digs, 129 set assists, 79 blocks and 34 ace serves while serving...
November 25, 2014 - 11:22am
PR-B fall teams honor athletes
Award winners were honored at the Pine River-Backus High School fall sports banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
November 25, 2014 - 10:12am
November 20, 2014
Lockman joins Thrivent Financial in Pine River
Dave Lockman of Longville has joined Thrivent Financial as a financial representative with the organization’s Northwestern Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota Regional Financial Office in Fargo, N.D. His office is located at 409 Barclay Ave., in Pine River. Lockman offers...
news / business
November 20, 2014 - 2:45pm
PR-B junior high honor roll students listed
The following Pine River-Backus Junior High School students were named to the A and B honor rolls for first quarter: A Honor Roll Eighth grade Alexandra P. Hoopman, Shayna M. Moore, Bailey Wynn, Torry Hirschey, Christian Reedy, Emma L. Templeton, Autumn Rice, Joseph Merritt,...
news / education
November 20, 2014 - 2:23pm
PR-B High School honor roll students listed
The following Pine River-Backus High School students were named to the first-quarter honor roll: A Honor Roll 12th grade Danielle S. Butcher, Olivia B. Davidson, Stephanie DeGrote, Megan Felthous, Kendra Findley, Nicholas Gravdahl, Makarah F. Grimmer, Jessica Hanneken, Henry...
news / education
November 20, 2014 - 2:22pm
Tiger Talk: It's a busy time of year in school finance
Fall is a busy time of year for everyone; those in the school finance world are no exception. September is preliminary levy data certifications. School boards across the state are given a first glimpse of funding available through local property tax levies. The board must certify...
November 20, 2014 - 2:19pm
Pete's Point: New coach no stranger to PR-B athletics
A familiar face takes over as new Pine River-Backus boys' basketball coach when the TIgers open the season at Pillager on Tuesday, Nov. 25. John Riewer may have a new title as varsity head coach for the PR-B boys, but he's no stranger to Tiger athletics as the current head girls'...
November 20, 2014 - 1:51pm
Smith Family Thanksgiving is Nov. 27 in Pine River
The annal Smith Family Thanksgiving featuring turkey and fixings will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the Pine River American Legion. Freewill donations will be accepted. Delivery is available. Call 218-947-3500 or 218-587-2120 by Wednesday, Nov. 26. This has been an annual tradition...
November 20, 2014 - 1:46pm
PR-B School Board: Members revisiting positions on Local Optional Revenue
In light of revised projections for the school budget under a variety of Local Optional Revenue (LOR) amounts, two school board members said they will rethink their stance on LOR. When it came time to set the preliminary levy for the Pine River-Backus (PR-B) School District, board...
November 20, 2014 - 12:42pm
November 19, 2014
Pages from the Past - November 20
60 years ago, Nov. 19, 1954 The Greyhound Lines' Scenicruiser, a revolutionary motor coach that is expected to set new standards of luxury in highway travel, was on display Thursday afternoon at Kleins' Bus Depot in Pine River. 50 years ago, Nov. 20, 1964 (Headline) Cass...
November 19, 2014 - 5:29pm