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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
MnDOT asks Nisswa to vote on 20 ft. noise barrier for downtown
Nisswa: Business owner shares concerns about possible railing during repairs
PR-B to host Kindergarten Roundup April 23
Pequot Lakes: School district looks into CEO Program
Toastmasters club to host Guest Night on Thursday in Pequot Lakes
Pete's Point: Spring training remains popular in Florida
Felthous chosen team, conference MVP
Pequot Lakes' 8th graders 1-2 at Rogers
Pequot Lakes: Borleis, Struss honored
Pequot Lakes: Wiebolt chosen Patriots' MVP
Mark Alan Johnson
Cyril M. Nix
Leon "Tex" Hoemberg
Figure skaters go Into the Wild
Chef's Hat recipe: Rainbow Spring Salad
Chef's Hat recipe: Asparagus Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
Chef's Hat recipe: Fresh Apple Salad with Grilled Chicken and Crumbled Cheddar
Chef's Hat: Those super salads
Dan-ecdotes: The highs and lows of owning a cat, continued
Letters to the Editor: Corporate greed or malfeasance or both?
Letters to the Editor:Teacher tenure
Letters to the Editor: A look at our problems
Letters to the Editor: Cass Sheriff's Department thanked
letters to the editor
Weiss 90th birthday
Births - March 19
Births - March 5
Births - February 26
December 17, 2014
Pine River: Council lowers tax levy for 2015
The Pine River City Council held its annual truth in taxation hearing on the 2015 tax levy and budget Tuesday, Dec. 9, in front of a large audience. In the end, the council cut $60,000 from the preliminary levy, for a 6.024 percent increase from 2014. When Pine River citizens received...
December 17, 2014 - 1:23pm
December 11, 2014
Tigers fall to Parkers Prairie
The Pine River-Backus Tigers lost to Parkers Prairie 74-54 in a non-conference boys' basketball game on Thursday, Dec. 4. The Tigers, 1-2 overall, were scheduled to play Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in their Northland Conference opener on Tuesday, Dec. 9, and then host Northome-Kelliher...
December 11, 2014 - 2:56pm
December 10, 2014
Pine River: Christmas for Kids group collaborates
Being only one of multiple gift-giving charities in the area, the Pine River-based Christmas for Kids organization finds that cooperating guarantees more kids get presents. Karen Bresnahan of the Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Family Center is in charge of the charity. "Every year we...
December 10, 2014 - 5:05pm
Tigers fall to Litchfield in opener
The Pine River-Backus Tigers opened their girls' basketball season with a 55-37 non-conference loss to the Litchfield Dragons on Friday, Dec. 5. Megan Felthous scored 11 points for the Tigers. PR-B, which faced Pequot Lakes on Tuesday, Dec. 9, is then scheduled to host Pillager...
December 10, 2014 - 4:36pm
December 4, 2014
Pillager tips Tigers in OT
Pine River-Backus' Henry Krecklau poured in 20 points, but the TIgers were still edged by the Pillager Huskies 65-61 in overtime in a non-conference boys' basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The game was tied at 25-25 at the half and then 57-57 at the end of regulation time before...
December 4, 2014 - 2:16pm
Adkins takes title, Road Crew 3rd
After graduating a number of good wrestlers last year the Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew placed a respectable third at the Wadena-Deer Creek tournament on Saturday, Nov. 29. Perham finished first with 241 points, followed by Badger/Greenbush/Middle River with 185 and...
December 4, 2014 - 1:31pm
PR-B Community Education classes listed
Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Community Education offers the following upcoming classes. To register, contact PR-B Community Education at 587-2080. • Herbs and Remedies for Winter Health: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, Stone Woman Herbals. Fee: $10. Herbalist Becky Stanton will cover practical...
news / education
December 4, 2014 - 12:29pm
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