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MN man accused of following woman, girl for more than 20 miles
Ms. Simplicity: Gift-giving during a health crisis
Trump's proposed budget wouldn't affect local Meals on Wheels
Animal shelter opens in rural Pequot Lakes - Babinski's dream is a reality
Crosslake church to host bluegrass concert Sunday
Dahlberg earns all-state honorable mention
Minnesota State Boys Basketball Tournament -- Thursday roundup
Watch: MN team wins with half-court heave
Wild draft pick Kunin inks 3-year deal
Twins' Puerto Ricans rejoin camp
Barbara "Barb" A. Berg
Peter A. Smude
Thousands share their charm in Crosslake
Pages from the Past - March 23, 2017
Card games: March 20, 2017
Senior Menus: March 20-24, 2017
Pages from the Past-March 19, 2017
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
American wines are gaining in popularity
From the Lefthand Corner: Health care assurance, not health care insurance
Vogt's Notes: A conflicted time of life
Minding Our Elders: Family members may feel guilty about missing the passing
letters to the editor
Births-March 12, 2017
August 3, 2016
Pine River Summerfest: Parade winners listed
Winners in the Pine River Summerfest Parade held Saturday, July 30, were: • Best Organizational Unit: Pine River-Backus Schools. • Best Commercial...
August 3, 2016 - 8:42am
July 27, 2016
Pine River-Backus Family Center to participate in Summerfest
Pine River is a year round business community with old fashion values and pride in its ability to commit to helping our own brothers and sisters in need and, especially, our boys and girls. Respecting our small town values is a badge of honor for Pine River. The Pine River-Backus...
July 27, 2016 - 2:05pm
The Last Windrow: "You mean that we aren't going to have a parade?"
Our small community hosts its' annual Summerfest this weekend, and things are buzzing around town. Churches are preparing their food offerings, kids are currying their horses, firemen are shining up their fire engines and businesses are getting their sidewalk sales in order. It is...
July 27, 2016 - 12:20pm
Minnesota author writes about Pine River in latest novel: She'll be at Summerfest this weekend
Pine River and Norway Lake make an appearance as a setting in the latest novel by Minnesota writer Connie Szarke, titled "Lady in the Moon."...
July 27, 2016 - 10:51am
July 7, 2016
Regional author to have vendor table at area events
Connie Claire (Peterson) Szarke, award-winning regional author, will have a vendor book table in Pequot Lakes during the Bean Hole Days Festival on Wednesday, July 13, and at Summerfest in Pine River on Saturday, July 30. Szarke recently completed her trilogy of literary/historical...
July 7, 2016 - 10:47am
June 29, 2016
Pine River Summerfest buttons on sale
Pine River Summerfest has made a move this year to July 29-31. Summerfest buttons are the main fundraiser for the event and are on sale. They...
June 29, 2016 - 12:22pm
November 10, 2015
Pine River Summerfest dates to move to July
The Pine River Chamber of Commerce announces that its largest festival of the year, Summerfest, will change dates in 2016, moving from the last week of June to July 29-31. In recent years the festival shared the last weekend in June with the Cass County Fair in Pine River.
November 10, 2015 - 8:14am
July 1, 2015
Summerfest a hit in Pine River
Thanks to sunny skies, the annual Pine River Summerfest Parade attracted its usual crowd Saturday, June 27. The parade featured various categories...
July 1, 2015 - 10:55am
June 25, 2015
The Last Windrow: Small-town festivals have big hearts
The last thing on my mind as I herded the WD Allis-Chalmers tractor and two-row cultivator down the green rows of young corn in 1959 was that at some time in the far future I would be helping to organize a summer festival. I didn't have the occasion to organize much during those...
June 25, 2015 - 12:05pm
June 11, 2015
Pine River Summerfest Medallion Hunt to begin Monday
The Summerfest Medallion Hunt will begin Monday, June 15, in Pine River. Daily clues will be posted on the Chamber's Facebook page as well as the Pine River Information Center's door. The medallion will be hidden within the city limits of Pine River on public ground. No digging...
June 11, 2015 - 10:50am
May 21, 2015
Pine River: Council considers opening first response to non-firefighters
During the Tuesday, May 12, Pine River City Council meeting, Pine River Fire Chief Kevin Kleiner said the city might consider opening its first response team to the general public. The Pine River Fire Department currently manages first response calls in the fire district, but Kleiner...
May 21, 2015 - 11:32am
July 9, 2014
News of the North - 2014 Pine River Summerfest
The best part of the summer is finally here: it's parade time! The Echo Journal & NOTN crew start the season off with the 2014 Pine River...
July 9, 2014 - 4:04pm
July 2, 2014
Pine River Summerfest a blast
Pine River Summerfest celebrated the city's plaid theme in style last weekend. This year's festival featured the usual parade, Prairie Fire...
July 2, 2014 - 3:00pm
Thank you to all who helped with Summerfest
To all who worked or visited Pine River during the 36th annual Pine River Summerfest, a hearty thank you from the Pine River Chamber of Commerce! What started out as a mere sidewalk sale in 1978 is now a time where multiple organizations, businesses and individuals do their part...
July 2, 2014 - 12:03pm
June 28, 2014
2014 Pine River Summerfest Parade
The rain held off for the 2014 Pine River Summerfest parade on Saturday, June 28 in downtown Pine River. To see more photos, go to h...
June 28, 2014 - 7:01pm