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NASA Mars rover finds clear evidence for ancient, long-lived lakes
Pine River teen has died days after hanging
'... we will bleed a great deal ...' Ruling limits college-level courses offered at high schools
Police blotter-Oct. 8, 2015
Pequot Lakes: Consensus is more budget cuts needed
Nisswa's Phelps retires after long career officiating football
Tigers fall to Bagley 26-15
Pillager capitalizes on mistakes, topples Tigers 24-13
Patriots down Gobblers in matchup of top teams
Tigers top Blackduck in homecoming match
Vienna Arlene Peterson
Harriette E. Thompson
Viola Adeline Bodle
Partners following friendship journey
Northwoods Arts Council announces 2016 Hackensack Hot Jazz Festival
Calendar Oct. 8, 2015
Backus Legion to host annual great pumpkin contest
Backus Lions Fly-In Pancake Breakfast raises $2,000
MMBA Home Show
Former Nisswa Park Commission member shares views
Letters to the Editor: Cost never seems to be a factor
Grim's Tales: Thou shalt not post false witness against thy neighbors
The Last Windrow: Should I head to South Dakota?
Cracker Barrel: Making meaning
letters to the editor
Births-Oct 1, 2015
Births - Sept. 24, 2015
Births - September 10
January 21, 2015
Adkins’ buzzer basket lifts Tigers
The Tigers pulled off a 58-57 upset thanks to a 3-point basket at the final buzzer by sophomore Shelby Adkins in a fast-paced, close Northwoods...
January 21, 2015 - 2:40pm
Road Crew splits at Aitkin
The Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew wrestling team defeated Pine City/Hinckley 67-6, but lost to Aitkin 45-22 on Thursday, Jan. 15. Joe Harrison and Spencer Richards both went 2-0 with two pins for the Road Crew. Against the Pine City, Tim Ryan opened with a forfeit win...
January 21, 2015 - 11:04am
January 14, 2015
Pine River-Backus School Board: Aimers appointed board chair
New Pine River-Backus School Board member Lee Aimers was chosen as school board chair for 2015 at the Monday, Jan. 12, reorganizational meeting that preceded the regular board meeting. Aimers won the seat on a 4-3 vote versus Chris Cunningham, acting chair following the death of...
January 14, 2015 - 2:19pm
Pine River-Backus School Board: Board member allowed to continue as substitute teacher
During the regular Pine River-Backus School Board meeting Monday, Jan. 12, board members reviewed a request to allow new school board member Lee Aimers permission to continue to act as a substitute teacher while serving on the board, following a state mandate limiting him to earning...
January 14, 2015 - 1:12pm
January 8, 2015
Tigers' winning streak ends
The Pine River-Backus Tigers boys' basketball team's five-game winning streak ended on Saturday, Jan. 3, with a 53-40 loss to Bertha-Hewitt. Hank...
January 8, 2015 - 10:36am
January 7, 2015
Porta sparks PR-B past Bears
Megan Porta had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds to help the visiting Pine River-Backus girls' basketball team down the Bertha-Hewitt...
January 7, 2015 - 12:52pm
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...
December 4, 2014 - 12:16pm