Skip to main content
Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Crosslake: Crosslakers share progress on city projects
Crosslake: Council learns flood insurance may become mandatory for many
Pequot Lakes class of 1967 honored
Patriot Dance Club offered in Pequot Lakes
The Regional Report: News from around the lakes area
Hackensack: Donations sought to repair Birch Lake fishing pier
Golf results - August 19, 2017
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
Danecdotes: Practice begins for area fall sports
Vikings kicker, punter positions up for grabs yet
Margaret E. Coleman
Richard Wayne Gravdahl
Jesse Elmer Lodermeier
MarySue (Ratliff) McGuire
Senior Menus: Aug. 21-25, 2017
Tech Savvy: Do you have the proper eyewear to see Monday's rare event?
Card games: Aug. 20, 2017
Looking Back - Aug. 19, 2017
Crosslake offers something for everyone Aug. 12
Love is an untidy, long story
Pine River-Backus Family Center: We face chaotic solar eclipses in life
Faith: It's unbelievable, but absolutely true
Anniversary trip brings clarity on marriage
Letter to the editor: Leave the memorial be
letters to the editor
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Spike & Karen Wales
Cole Richard Sifferath
Robert and Susan (Gregg) House
May 8, 2017
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
January 22, 2015
From the Left Hand Corner: Maligned teachers
Why do so many proposals or attempts to improve education (or to save money on education) end up maligning teachers? Another Mark Anderson (from Ramsey) states, “Once again a legislator is proposing to eliminate teacher tenure under the assumption that schools can then keep...
January 22, 2015 - 12:24pm
October 8, 2014
Pequot Lakes school board approves contract agreement
After 16 months of debates and negotiations, Pequot Lakes School District teachers now have a contract. The agreement, announced Sept. 23 and approved by the teachers two days later, was unanimously approved by the school board in a special meeting Monday, Oct. 6. "I have been doing...
October 8, 2014 - 10:51am
October 1, 2014
Teachers pass contract agreement
The tentative contract agreement between the Pequot Lakes School District and Education Minnesota Pequot Lakes (EMPL) passed a vote by the district's teachers Sept. 25. The agreement, which was announced by both sides on Sept. 23, now goes to the school board, who will vote on it...
October 1, 2014 - 10:42am
June 11, 2014
Pequot Lakes teachers' union holds rally
Around 90 Pequot Lakes teachers and 50 supporters rallied Tuesday, June 3, to show support for reaching a fair settlement on contracts with the...
June 11, 2014 - 11:31am