Skip to main content
Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Cass County Board: Despite area trends, STS program thriving in Cass
Cass County Board: Public awareness campaign on voting rolled out
Cities and counties invited to apply for 2018 innovation funding
Cass County Board: Changes approved for land reclassification
Cass County Sheriff's Corner: Closing the books on a busy 2017
Boys basketball: Patriots top Aitkin, lose to Cathedral
Girls basketball: Tigers fall to Clearbrook
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Jan. 17, 2018
Boys basketball: Tigers win two, fall to Red Lake in OT
Girls basketball: Patriots down Staples-Motley - fall to Roseau, Thief River Falls
Dean Curtis Fletcher
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
Want to avoid long term chronic diseases & have a healthier lifestyle?
Up North with Leroy - Jan. 16
Opinion: Medicare part D - What President Trump must do
We're lucky to live in a small community
Cheesehead Chatter: It's illegal to do what?
The Last Windrow: Times and technology have changed
letters to the editor
Brogle Family 5
Elmer and Val Stephan
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: Dec. 17, 2017
Bailey Wachholz-Luke Landecker
October 28, 2017
The Last Windrow: Fruitful summer comes to close
As I pulled that last walleye of the season to the boat last week, I officially said goodbye to the summer of 2017. It was a good fish, one worthy...
October 28, 2017 - 10:00am
September 15, 2017
Reminder: Sept. 15, 2017
TRIAD walleye fry The Cass County Sheriff's Office Chaplaincy and TRIAD walleye fry will be from 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Union Congregational Church in Hackensack. Admission will be $15 for adults, $5 for children under 10 and free for children under 5. There will be...
September 15, 2017 - 5:30am
July 29, 2017
Pelican produces big fish
Chad Burback, Pine River, caught a 29 ½-inch walleye while fishing Wednesday morning, July 19, on Pelican Lake using a split minnow lure. Burback...
July 29, 2017 - 8:00am
July 6, 2017
KLICK!: Grandpa's Run for the Walleye
Nearly 500 runners and walkers made their way to the Crosslake Community Center on Saturday, July 1, to take part in the 5K and 10K events of...
July 6, 2017 - 10:00am
July 2, 2017
Fish tales: How it took 5 days and 3 guys to land a 29-inch walleye
ROUND LAKE, Minn. — Al Pint set his fishing rod down in the bow of the boat and reached back for an adult beverage, and when he glanced...
July 2, 2017 - 6:34pm
Lake Mille Lacs produces plenty of catch-and-release walleye action, trophy smallmouth
GARRISON, Minn.—We're barely into our first drift on this breezy Saturday morning, and Scott Jensen is into a walleye. A good one, too,...
July 2, 2017 - 6:45am
May 12, 2017
Walleye/northern pike fishing opener: Shiners may make comeback in time for opener
Shiner minnows, one of the most popular baits for Minnesota's walleye and northern pike fishing opener Saturday, May 13, were slightly delayed...
May 12, 2017 - 5:00am
May 6, 2017
Minnesota fishing facts as walleye/northern pike opener approaches
As anglers take to the state's many waters for another season of fishing, following are Minnesota Fishing Facts from the Department of Natural Resources. Anglers and waters • There are about 1.4 million licensed anglers in Minnesota. • About 500,000 people were expected to fish...
May 6, 2017 - 3:30am
January 30, 2017
Pelican Lake gives up another large walleye
Ethan Spizzo caught a 7-pound, 26 ½-inch walleye on Pelican Lake. The trophy is Spizzo's largest fish to date.
January 30, 2017 - 11:00pm
July 6, 2016
Sheriff to host walleye fish fry in Pine River
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch and his deputies will host a walleye fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Pine River United Methodist Church. Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under. The 10 a.m. Sunday, July 17, service at the church will include music by...
July 6, 2016 - 1:29pm
March 21, 2016
Catch and release only for Mille Lacs walleye this summer, DNR announces
Anglers looking for walleye on Mille Lacs Lake must use artificial bait and immediately release all walleye caught during this year's summer...
March 21, 2016 - 3:12pm
October 29, 2015
After difficult year, Minnesota tourism director projects optimism
DEERWOOD - The director of Minnesota's tourism board emphasized unity and resilience Wednesday after a summer tourism season when the industry...
October 29, 2015 - 10:32am
July 17, 2015
The Last Windrow: It was a walleye thunderstorm
It was a walleye thunderstorm. As I write these lines a weather warning is blinking on my cell phone. The digital age has caught up with unforeseen weather. The colored map on my screen says we are going to have lots of lightning, tons of rain, maybe some hail and even a possible...
July 17, 2015 - 11:24am
May 7, 2015
Fishing opener looking promising
At least one area bait shop owner is predicting this weekend's walleye and northern pike fishing opener to be the best in the last three years. "With the availability of bait, I think it is going to be an excellent opener," said Jim Tuller, owner of Swanson's Bait and Tackle in Hackensack....
May 7, 2015 - 2:23pm
October 22, 2014
Mille Lacs Lake fall fish survey shows promise
For the first time since 2008, Mille Lacs Lake walleye surviving into their second year remain abundant and the following year’s hatch appears to be doing well, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “We’re far from out of the woods on Mille Lacs Lake,”...
October 22, 2014 - 2:54pm