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November 3, 2017
Nisswa kindergartener Henry Kiffmeyer ponders what life would be like if he only had a heart while trick-or-treating in downtown Nisswa Tuesday, Oct. 31. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Students parade in costume
November 3, 2017 - 6:00am
November 1, 2017
Cullen Erickson, 4, Hackensack, shows off his "Crazy Grandpa" costume during the style show for the 0-4 age group of children Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Backus American Legion.
Children dress up, win prizes
November 1, 2017 - 1:00pm
October 27, 2017
Mariah Alderson, of Pequot Lakes, has her mother, Alisha Alderson, give her a scar to go with her costume during the Cornfest Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21, in Backus. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Halloween activities abound at Backus festival
October 27, 2017 - 8:00am
October 26, 2017
Evie (left) and Ila Berg, of Brainerd, concentrate on decorating pumpkins Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Crosslake Historic Log Village's October Family Fest. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Autumn weather equals fall fun
October 26, 2017 - 5:00am
October 24, 2017
Kids attending the Nisswa Fire Department open house had the chance to sit in and inspect a North Memorial Ambulance.
Pequot, Nisswa firefighters mark Fire Prevention Week
October 24, 2017 - 4:00am
October 15, 2017
Faith in Action volunteers Hazel Osen of Walker, Dennis Abbott of Hackensack and Linda Olson of Backus received Star Awards at the annual volunteer appreciation dinner. Submitted Photo
Faith in Action volunteers recognized
October 15, 2017 - 8:00am
October 13, 2017
James Carbert, Brecken Gronholz and Lexie Bailles, first-graders at Eagle View Elementary, pick out their own pumpkins during the school’s pumpkin sale Wednesday, Oct. 4. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Pumpkin picking
October 13, 2017 - 3:00am
October 12, 2017
Sophia Nordby stacks oreos on Thomas Dorion’s forehead during a homecoming pep fest Friday, Oct. 6, in Pequot Lakes. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
KLICK! - Pequot Lakes celebrates homecoming
October 12, 2017 - 3:00am
October 8, 2017
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held a day of service at Camp Knutson Saturday, Sept. 9. Submitted Photo
Camp Knutson benefits from service day
October 8, 2017 - 6:00am
October 7, 2017
Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
Catharine Funk (right) gets excited about dishing out chili outside her yoga studio Saturday, Sept. 30, during Crosslake Days’ annual chili cook-off.
Crowds flock to Crosslake Days
October 7, 2017 - 6:00am
September 30, 2017
Storyteller Mary Schmidt shows the similarities between Paul Bunyan’s wife, Lucette, with Wonder Woman Saturday, Sept. 23, during a presentation at Black Pine Beach Resort. Theresa Bourke/Echo Journal
Storyteller shares tales of Bunyan women
September 30, 2017 - 3:00am
September 29, 2017
Pequot Lakes teacher Molly Wiste, of Hackensack, carves a wooden jack-o'-lantern during one of the Saturday, Sept. 22, quick carves at the Hackensack Chainsaw Event.
Rain does not stop chainsaw carvers
September 29, 2017 - 9:00am
September 27, 2017
Pequot Lakes High School graduate Tony Fitzer crosses the finish line first in the Bridges of Hope Run for Hope 5K on Saturday, Sept. 16, in Nisswa. Nancy Vogt/Echo Journal
About 120 people turn out to Run for Hope
September 27, 2017 - 4:52pm
September 24, 2017
The Loggers Camp was originally the Heath Homestead and was located on County Road 15 and was purchased by the Society and moved to the Village in 1994.  It was built by Rufus Heath in the late 1880’s.  It is used to display logging artifacts and exhibits pertaining to the logging era. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
Crosslake Historic Log Village is a growing museum
September 24, 2017 - 3:00am
September 22, 2017
Adam Peterson (foreground) and Jared Peterson, of Pit Happens BBQ in Brainerd, spritz their ribs at the Smokin' Hot BBQ Contest in Nisswa. Nancy Vogt/Echo Journalplay button
Fall decor, barbecue smells permeate Nisswa
September 22, 2017 - 8:00am