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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Friends of Nisswa Lake Park seeks leadership team member
Court of appeals rules no new trial in burglary case
Governor candidate debate set Friday at Grand View Lodge
Crow Wing County Board: County leases Pequot Lakes fire tower for repairs
People for Pequot - Nonprofit group forms 'for betterment of Pequot Lakes'
Apply by Aug. 17 for Camp Ripley archery hunts
College Softball: CLC offering fall league
Area Golf News: Legacy leaderboard crowded
Pine River-Backus cancels varsity football season
Racing: Roe reflects on key events while general manager at BIR
Nicolaus (Nic) H. Anderson
Richard "Dick" H. Michaelis
WWI veteran's daughter accepts Purple Heart 100 years after war's end
Why hiker's rash happens, and how to make it less likely
Go beyond tomatoes with fresh salsas
Breaded pork tenderloin sandwich: Someone serve ASAP
3 things for better health
Opinion: Audio recordings - Omarosa, President Trump and Billy Graham
Pete's Point: Wheaties was positive booster of Patriot teams
Our Opinion: We are not the enemy
Letter to the editor: Blessed to live in Pequot Lakes
Serving as mayor has been a privilege
letters to the editor
Bill & Mary Crosby
Births: Aug. 7, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
July 29, 2018
Vogt's Notes: Life's journey begins and ends with family
That phrase - Life's journey begins and ends with family - is front and center in my kids' scrapbooks. I'm not sure where it came from - a book...
July 29, 2018 - 6:00am
July 27, 2018
Retrain your brain to say 'yes' to kindness
I think 2 might be my favorite age. Not for my own kids, but for other people's kids. When my children were 2, I was caught up in diapers and...
July 27, 2018 - 7:38am
Heartbeats, the best sound in the world
A few months ago, my husband Jason and I did an embryo transfer. For those of you who've never done in vitro fertilization (IVF), this is the...
July 27, 2018 - 6:17am
July 11, 2018
A family affair? The Dispatch wants to hear from you
With many long-standing businesses in the Brainerd lakes area, we know many are family-owned. Who works with Mom or Dad, or perhaps a spouse,...
July 11, 2018 - 10:13am
June 16, 2018
How old is old enough to stay home alone? The answer might not be obvious
FARGO — As the final bell rings for the 2017-18 school year, parents and children are looking for more freedom. Parental concerns about...
June 16, 2018 - 8:58am
May 20, 2018
Grandparents, stay in the game
When I was asked to write a book to grandparents (Faith Begins At Home Grandparents) I wasn't sure where to begin, as I'm not a grandparent, so I decided to survey over 200 grandparents, where I asked them one simple question: "What prevents you from being a spiritual influence in...
May 20, 2018 - 11:30am
May 2, 2018
How do you keep a family together after a divorce?
For years, I was under the impression that my husband and I had cultivated the near-perfect marriage, the two of us like His and Her Majesty,...
May 2, 2018 - 1:49pm
April 3, 2018
Despite faults, Facebook helps recall my kids' childhood
FARGO — Facebook has been in the news a lot lately, and not for good reasons. The recent revelations about the Cambridge Analytica data...
April 3, 2018 - 7:40am
April 1, 2018
Dads, daughters continue decade-long tradition of winter camping
GUNFLINT TRAIL, NORTH OF GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — On a bright March afternoon, a procession of winter travelers moved across the crusted snow...
April 1, 2018 - 6:00am
March 27, 2018
Think outside the box for Easter egg dyes
FARGO — Americans have been decorating Easter eggs the same way since the electric light bulb was in its infancy. It was 1880 when a druggist...
March 27, 2018 - 8:40am
Do you miss the life you had before kids?
MOORHEAD, Minn. — "Do you ever, you know, miss the life you had before you had children?" I could almost hear the question being whispered...
March 27, 2018 - 8:15am
March 20, 2018
Faith in Action volunteers hold up to growing requests
Two or three times each week, Faith in Action Volunteer Bob King, of Backus, leaves home in his Suburban to pick up a neighbor in Hackensack...
March 20, 2018 - 9:00am
March 13, 2018
It turns out I am 'that' mom
I am "that" mom who homeschools. We started last fall and love it. The flexibility, the fun the kids have while learning, time together, playtime...
March 13, 2018 - 8:50am
February 14, 2018
TRIAD meeting set Feb. 20 in Hackensack
A TRIAD meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Hackensack Hub. TRIAD meetings will feature sessions after the regular meetings focusing on different areas of the sheriff's office. In February, Deputy Tim Norton, emergency management coordinator, and Heather Hopkins,...
February 14, 2018 - 9:30am
Volunteers make charity happen
On Jan. 31, the Pine River-Backus Family Center held a meeting for Pine River Area Food Shelf volunteers who work with the computer. Fifteen volunteers attended because they want to serve our clients with the maximum efficiency. Jodi, our food shelf coordinator, started the meeting...
February 14, 2018 - 7:30am