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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
New aircams to keep an “eye” on weather and air quality
Air quality forecasting goes statewide
Poison hemlock weed found in SE Minnesota, may be elsewhere
Lakes Jam: Year 5 is here; More new, fun features to keep people happy
Pequot Lakes: Businesses share thoughts about highway
Rebels edge rival Lightning 4-2
Berrios shines again as Twins take series with White Sox
Vikings' special teams key spots still up for grabs
Wild work out deal with expansion Las Vegas club to protect 2 defensemen
CCS trap team second in conference
Howard Albert Nisle
Calendar of events: June 22, 2017
Yoga instructor O'Day to offer classes in Nisswa starting Friday
Prairie Fire Children's Theatre: 'Peter Pan' lands in Pine River Friday-Saturday
Reminders: June 22, 2017
Pages from the Past - June 22, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Death by a thousand cuts
World of Wine: An introduction to the world of sherry wine
Keillor: Dreadful things are afoot
The Lost Italian: Asian noodle slaw is a healthy, fresh alternative to Chinese takeout
Our daughter's letter from the FBI: When a child really loses a tooth
letters to the editor
Births-June 15, 2017
Births-June 8, 2017
Bob and Phyllis Jones
Births: May 17, 2017
Working Together Coalition
June 1, 2016
PR-B Family Center 20th anniversary: Working Together Coalition helps area youth
The Pine River-Backus Violence Prevention Council was established in the fall of 1999. The council was created in response to a trend within the Pine River-Backus School District and community, which indicated that gang influence, acts of violence, aggression, vandalism and drug use...
June 1, 2016 - 3:39pm
They graduated, now what?
Hey, parents of 2016's graduating seniors, nice work! You've got them to the finish line, and now they are officially high school graduates instead of high school seniors, thanks in no small part to your hard work and persistence. But now is not the time to relax just yet. Graduation...
June 1, 2016 - 3:34pm
January 4, 2016
Working Together PSA
Earlier this fall, the National Drug Control Policy (NDCP) announced 697 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants, totaling $86 million in funding. As part of this, the Working Together Coalition (WTC) received a second five-year DFC grant to continue its work toward preventing...
January 4, 2016 - 9:15am
September 23, 2015
Working Together Coalition gets funding, seeks coordinator
The Working Together Coalition (WTC), which serves the Pine River-Backus, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and Northland school districts, has secured funding for another five years. The WTC received its five years of funding from the Drug Free Communities grant, which had been used in the...
September 23, 2015 - 10:31am
May 11, 2015
Second annual Be the Change Conference slated for June 3 and 4
The Working Together Coalition (WTC) alongside the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Opichiwadiswan Program announce the second annual Be the Change Conference, a social and health conference taking place June 3 and 4 at the Northern Lights Event Center in Walker. This conference has been...
May 11, 2015 - 3:04pm
December 19, 2014
Working Together Coalition hosting fundraising raffle
The Working Together Coalition announces its first-ever raffle contest. The winner will receive a two-minute, all-you-can-grab shopping spree at Super One Foods in Walker. The second- and third-place winners will each get $25 Super One Foods gift cards. Raffle tickets aret $10 per...
December 19, 2014 - 2:56pm
November 13, 2014
Responsible Beverage Server Training offered in Walker
The Working Together Coalition will offer the following two Responsible Beverage Server Trainings (RBST): 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the Walker American Legion and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.
November 13, 2014 - 2:34pm
October 29, 2014
Working Together Coalition operating budget could run out around Christmas
Five more years of funding for the local Working Together Coalition (WTC) could have begun Oct. 1. Instead, a hunt for new funding began. For the past five years, the WTC, which works to monitor and curb substance abuse in the Pine River-Backus and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley school...
October 29, 2014 - 12:30pm
September 4, 2014
Kelly Felton featured on national panel
Kelly Felton, Working Together Coalition (WTC) coordinator, was handpicked to deliver a presentation with Frances Harding, director of the Center...
September 4, 2014 - 2:45pm
WTC hosting Amazing Race on Sept. 27 in Walker
The Working Together Coalition (WTC), with chapters at Pine River-Backus, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and Northland schools, will host the fifth annual Amazing Race on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Walker. This is the coalition's only fundraiser. Proceeds benefit all three community coalitions...
September 4, 2014 - 11:28am
July 30, 2014
Felton's work life and home life are connected
To Working Together Coalition (WTC) coordinator Kelly Felton, substance abuse prevention is not just a job, it's personal. Felton said she...
July 30, 2014 - 11:51am