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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pequot Lakes: Skluzacek, Pierzinski nominated for Triple "A" Award
Pine River man apprehended with more stolen property
Pequot Lakes: Police chief reflects on FBI Academy experience
Storm track shifts south
Police Blotter - Jan. 20, 2018
Danecdotes: Bjornaraa earns HoF induction, commendation
A unique contraption for the ice angler
Boys basketball: JV Patriots remain unbeaten
The not so 'big bad wolf:' Animal killed in central Minn. weighs less than originally estimated
Alpine Ski: McGuire takes 10th at Giants Ridge
DeLores E. Arrigoni
Patrick J. Paumen
Eleanor E. Jensen
Card games: Jan. 20, 2018
Women's health, wellness event scheduled in Brainerd
Does Champagne have to have bubbles?
3 things for better health - Jan. 15
Pick a sustainable plan to weight-loss and better health
Vogt's Notes: Drop me a line about what makes your fish house special
Letter to the editor: Lake associations protect lakes for everyone
The Last Windrow: Riding the stock market
From the Left Hand Corner: Will it ever end?
Letter to the Editor: Trump's wall of racism
letters to the editor
Brogle Family 5
Elmer and Val Stephan
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: Dec. 17, 2017
Bailey Wachholz-Luke Landecker
November 27, 2017
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
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