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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Christmas for Vets to honor veterans with wreaths on graves
Grant funds available for water preservation projects
MnDOT details ditch mowing rule
Crosslake: School board learns about ENVoY training, hears board election results
County Road 115 open house scheduled in Nisswa
Area Girls Hockey: Lightning, Blue Devils fall
Inside the Outdoors: Tales, and gales, of November
Patriots fall to Crusaders in state semifinals
Patriots fall 45-7 at state
State Football: Pequot poised for state upset
Gerald R. Seaton
Mary Ann Zetah
Clark C. Nichols
Thomas William Diemer
Florence Whitman Pikula McCarthy
NAPS program combats senior hunger - Pequot Lakes, Pine River have distribution sites
3 things for better health
Faith: Stepping into the river of life
Eagles Nest Church to host mortgage burning celebration
Pequot Lakes: Faith, food, fellowship offered Fridays to students
Cheesehead Chatter: Motivation leads to success
The Last Windrow: Warm fall weather wasn't always welcome
As I See It: Whither goest morality?
Letter to the Editor: Can we talk about mass shootings yet?
PR-B Family Center: 'Top shelf' people needed to meet holiday needs
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Births - Nov. 19, 2017
Births - Sept. 24, 2017
November 2, 2017
Pipeline public hearings draw hundreds to Crosslake - Meetings are mostly respectful
Two public hearings held Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Crosslake for a proposed oil pipeline replacement project were orderly under the guidance of...
November 2, 2017 - 4:00am
September 9, 2016
Enbridge withdraws Sandpiper application, waits on Line 3
Enbridge Energy, a Canadian company specializing in transportation of petroleum, announced it is withdrawing its application for the construction of its Sandpiper oil pipeline through a controversial Minnesota route that crosses just north of Pine River and south of Backus. Enbridge's...
September 9, 2016 - 11:28am
August 4, 2016
Water Conversation slated Monday in Hackensack
The Northern Water Alliance (NWA) of Minnesota and the Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation invites the public to attend a Water Conversation from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Union Congregational Church, 401 Lake Ave., Hackensack. This will be the first of many Water Conversations....
August 4, 2016 - 9:40am
February 11, 2016
Enbridge calls regulatory action on Sandpiper 'unlawful and unreasonable'
Enbridge Energy last week called an order by regulators in the Sandpiper pipeline permitting process "unlawful and unreasonable" and requested it be altered. The company's complaint centers on when an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), or environmental study of the proposed crude...
February 11, 2016 - 11:10am
December 20, 2015
Enbridge pipeline projects stuck in regulatory 'quagmire'
Small-town coffee shops. State commission hearings.
December 20, 2015 - 8:00am
October 8, 2015
Commission places Sandpiper project on hold after court decision
Minnesota regulators took the "wait and see approach" Thursday, Oct.
October 8, 2015 - 5:00am
September 4, 2015
Pipeline opinions aired
Both those in support of and opposed to proposed area pipeline projects voiced their opinions Monday at a public meeting at Pine River-Backus...
September 4, 2015 - 11:27am
August 27, 2015
Letters to the Editor: Preserve our tourism economy
As you now probably know, Enbridge is planning on building a pipeline (the Sandpiper) right through our most precious assets — our lakes and wetlands. If constructed, the pipeline would go through Itasca State Park (second oldest such park in the nation), under both the Mississippi...
August 27, 2015 - 2:17pm
Sandpiper Pipeline opinions aired in lengthy meeting
Both those in support of and opposed to proposed area pipeline projects voiced their opinions Monday, Aug. 24, at a public meeting at Pine River-Backus...
August 27, 2015 - 11:18am
August 5, 2015
Sandpiper certificate of need approved
One more major step toward construction of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline has been completed, but a route must still be approved. The Sandpiper, a proposed oil pipeline to transport Bakken crude through Minnesota, including through parts of Cass and Crow Wing counties, began...
August 5, 2015 - 9:34am
May 12, 2015
Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement comment periods announced
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has announced an open public comment period for discussion of the Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership Line 3 pipeline replacement project certificate of need and routing permit following the proposed Sandpiper pipeline route. The initial...
May 12, 2015 - 2:41pm
March 25, 2015
Sign stolen outside of Backus
In February, concerned citizens replaced pipeline protest signs near Backus and Hackensack that were damaged by vandalism. On March 17 or 18, one of those signs was stolen. "It was sometime between Tuesday at dusk and Wednesday morning," said property owner Ben Butcher. The sign...
March 25, 2015 - 11:42am
February 18, 2015
Local protest signs vandalized, replaced
Drivers on Highway 371 between Hackensack and Pine River may have noticed yellow signs along the road protesting the Sandpiper oil pipeline. Drivers...
February 18, 2015 - 9:57am
February 4, 2015
Oil pipeline safety addressed
Representatives from the Bemidji office of Enbridge, the company proposing installation of the Sandpiper oil pipeline that could go through part of the lakes area, spoke Jan.
February 4, 2015 - 12:48pm
January 8, 2015
Public hearing draws strong support for pro-, anti-Sandpiper camps
The first public hearing of a weeklong tour of the state regarding the proposed Sandpiper pipeline Monday afternoon, Jan. 5, had a very different feel to it than past Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meetings on the subject. The commission held the hearing in a ballroom at the...
January 8, 2015 - 10:30am