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[KLICK] Lakes Jam 2015
[KLICK] 2015 Pine River Summerfest Parade
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[KLICK] Cass County Fair 2015
[VIDEO] Open house success at Echo Journal in Pequot Lakes
Three teams win during Pink Links event
Pete's Point: Area baseball teams in full swing
Cuyuna mountain bike trail receives additional funding
BASEBALL: Mesenbrink MVP for Patriots
SOFTBALL: Miska chosen MVP for Patriots
Joseph O. Loney
Trilby D. Witter
James R. Atwater
Lillian J. Edstrom
Yvonne (Moe) Hanson
Rain stops in time for Pequot Lakes Pet Parade
Faith: Deep cries out to deep
Renegade Chef recipe: Beer-Can Chicken
Renegade Chef: With apologies to my aunt
Essentia Health takes on deadly sepsis
MMBA Home Show
From the Left Hand Corner: Health care costs are grossly excessive
Cracker Barrel: The No S Diet
Grim's Tales: Weddings are to guests like peanuts are to lab monkeys
The Last Windrow: Small-town festivals have big hearts
Guest Editorial: Special session not so 'special' this time
letters to the editor
January 14, 2015
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
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,...
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...
November 25, 2014 - 3:11pm