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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Hailee Swenson crowned Miss Pequot Lakes 2018
Boy Scouts host recognition dinner
Girl Scouts launches extended membership with a party
CLC's Rosenmeier Forum showcases life of renowned Iron Range judge
Earth Day farmers and crafters market set April 21
Boys Basketball: Ackerman MVP for Tiger boys
Crosslake archers prep for nationals
Track and field: Patriot girls 1st, boys 3rd in Bemidji
Despite snow, spring turkey season began Wednesday - Licenses available for seasons from May 2 to May 31
Danecdotes: 12 Patriots commit to colleges
Wilma J. Long
Terrence P. "Terry" Duma
Regina Sophia Smith
Richard (Bud) Pickar
Randolph Hood, Jr.
3 affordable wines to consider this spring
Crow Wing Energized: The Personal Impact of Workplace Wellness
3 Things for Better Health - April 16
Try a phone app to help you make healthy choices at the grocery store
Chef's Hat: Make your own rotisserie chicken
As I See It: Today's legal lesson
Letter to the Editor: Look at quality of ATV ordinance comments
Danecdotes: Skipping spring is what we need
Letter to the editor: Overlooking veterans
Cheesehead Chatter: What's on your bucket list?
letters to the editor
Births: April 8, 2018
John and Clare Staulcup
Births - April 1, 2018
Births-March 22, 2018
April 9, 2018
Five Pequot Lakes teachers nominated for Teacher of the Year
Teachers from Education Minnesota Pequot Lakes recently nominated five teachers for Teacher of the Year in the district. The Teacher of the Year...
April 9, 2018 - 5:00am
February 27, 2018
Patriot Perspective: Coaching from the stands
Parenting is a difficult job. Few can claim to have all the answers, and no one is able to predict the outcome. Yet, there are some certainties in parenting that have proven themselves through the years. Encouraging children to take responsibility, to persevere through difficulty,...
February 27, 2018 - 3:30am
Patriot Perspective: Oh, and by the way, thank you
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." - William Arthur Ward. Recently, while walking the halls of the school, I was struck by the cleanliness of our high school. Nary a wrapper, broken pencil or well-chewed gum stuck to the floor...
November 27, 2017 - 6:30am
September 14, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to all teachers
Recently my wife and I, along with six other retired volunteers, had the pleasure of serving the welcome back chicken dinner, sponsored by Education MN Brainerd, for new and returning educators and their families. It was truly a joy to see and hear the excitement, enthusiasm, energy,...
September 14, 2017 - 7:30am
September 8, 2017
Meet the teachers: Pine River-Backus welcomes new teachers
Following are short biographies of new staff members at Pine River-Backus Schools: Name: Mackenzie Determan Hometown: Browerville Past teaching experience/education: I previously worked in outpatient private practices for the last three years. This is my first year in the schools....
September 8, 2017 - 5:30am
Minnesota on the verge of teacher licensing overhaul
ST. PAUL — The years-long task of overhauling Minnesota's way of licensing teachers has entered the home stretch. If lawmakers can resolve the differences in bills that have already cleared the House and Senate in a way that wins the approval of Gov. Mark Dayton, they can accomplish...
May 8, 2017 - 6:00am
March 16, 2017
Minnesota House advances changes to teacher layoff rules
ST. PAUL — Plans from Minnesota House Republicans to give local school leaders more control over which teachers are laid off faces difficult...
March 16, 2017 - 8:15pm
March 15, 2017
Seniority-based teacher layoffs debate to reignite at Minnesota Capitol
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House will debate legislation Thursday that could give local school leaders more control over which teachers get...
March 15, 2017 - 8:36pm
March 5, 2017
New teachers learn the ropes at Nisswa School
With the 2016-17 school year rapidly progressing, three local teachers new to the classroom shared some of the fun, surprising and encouraging...
March 5, 2017 - 7:52pm
February 21, 2017
Minnesota Legislature begins work to overhaul teacher licensing
ST. PAUL—After years of complaints, a lawsuit and a court finding the state Board of Teaching in contempt, Minnesota lawmakers appear to...
February 21, 2017 - 9:37pm
November 19, 2015
Pequot Lakes School District: School board approves teacher agreement
In its Monday, Nov. 16, meeting, the Pequot Lakes School Board unanimously approved its contract with Education Minnesota Pequot Lakes (EMPL) for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. The district began negotiations with the EMPL in April and reached a tentative agreement with...
November 19, 2015 - 9:41am
September 9, 2015
Pequot Lakes: School district, teachers nearing agreement
After weeks of negotiating, the Pequot Lakes School District and Education Minnesota Pequot Lakes (EMPL) are nearing a positive conclusion. "We are very close to having a tentative agreement with our teachers," Superintendent Chris Lindholm said. "We had a long negotiation session...
September 9, 2015 - 11:28am
Meet the Teacher: Jon Thorson
Name: Jon Thorson Position: Pequot Lakes High School math teacher Hometown: Detroit Lakes Past teaching experience/education: I taught...
September 9, 2015 - 11:26am
Meet the Teacher: Shannon Wheeler
Name: Shannon Wheeler Position: Pequot Lakes early childhood coordinator Hometown: Brainerd Past teaching experience/education: I have...
September 9, 2015 - 11:25am
Meet the Teacher: Ben Johnston
Name: Ben Johnston Position: Pequot Lakes teaching and learning coordinator Hometown: Pine River Past teaching experience/education: Johnston...
September 9, 2015 - 11:21am