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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Backus Legion officers installed
Ruttger Family honored for philanthropy
Smaller turnout, bigger fish at week 4 of Hackensack fishing contest
Making the Grade: July 15, 2018
Outdoor Notes for July 15
Golf results - July 12, 2018
Danecdotes: Fan voting affects all-star games
KLICK! - Run for the Walleye
PL 9U team league champs
Clara Ann Brophy
Irene Caroline Hochmayr
Doris P. Lohse
Randolph "Randy" Pikula
Backus Legion Auxiliary makes donation
Card games: July 2-6, 2018
One pan egg bake: only fresh ingredients needed
Chef's Hat: For a sweet treat, grill fruit
Our Lady of the Lakes Parish to hold capital fund drive
Uncharted: Learning to fly - A zip lining experience
The Last Windrow: Life lessons learned on the farm
Letter to the editor: Thank you, Pequot Lakes police
Letter to the Editor: There's only one set of facts
Cheesehead Chatter: Farewell to Echoland
letters to the editor
Births: July 8, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: July 1, 2018
June 19, 2018
Some areas of western Minnesota saw up to 7 inches of rain
BLACKDUCK, Minn.—Northwest Minnesota rancher Rachel Gray suffered through drought last summer. She promised herself then that "I'll never...
June 19, 2018 - 3:56pm
June 11, 2018
More help needed to keep large animal vets in rural areas
What would you do without your local veterinarian? More and more farmers and ranchers are finding out as many current professionals who handle large animals are retiring and new replacements are harder to find.
June 11, 2018 - 8:14am
The Sorting Pen: With barn cats, as with farming, optimism is needed
On my first visit to my then-boyfriend's farm, some of the main things I remember are cats. There were cats at the barn, and cats on the steps....
June 11, 2018 - 7:00am
May 30, 2018
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
SEBEKA, Minn. — A central Minnesota couple is feeling a little like new parents after a rare birth on their farm. A cow gave birth to quadruplet...
May 30, 2018 - 7:29pm
May 19, 2018
Dayton plans to veto most major legislation
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's governor and legislative leaders began negotiating finances and policy just over 24 hours before their constitutional...
May 19, 2018 - 9:17pm
May 14, 2018
Farmers say trade more important than new farm bill
WASHINGTON — While debate continues on the 2018 farm bill in Washington, a majority of farm groups say trade is a bigger issue for them...
May 14, 2018 - 6:00am
April 16, 2018
GOP fights Dayton effort to restrict some fertilizer use
ST. PAUL — Legislative Republicans are fighting a Dayton administration proposal to restrict farmers' use of nitrate fertilizers. The GOP-controlled...
April 16, 2018 - 5:39pm
Wolf-related cattle losses a major concern for northwest Minnesota ranchers
RURAL LAKE BRONSON, Minn.—To Randy Coffield, raising cattle is not just a business. It's his life. "I came in as a greenhorn, and I've...
April 16, 2018 - 7:55am
April 9, 2018
Man killed by cow in central Minnesota
HEWITT, Minn. – An 85-year-old central Minnesota man was trampled to death by one of his cows as he was trying to tag a calf Sunday morning,...
April 9, 2018 - 4:59pm
March 19, 2018
Is 'fake meat' competition for real meat?
Maybe it's because I have two chest freezers in my house filled mostly with beef raised practically in my front yard, but I feel a little out...
March 19, 2018 - 7:14am
February 26, 2018
Minn. invention Barn Boss cuts turkey trot
APPLETON, Minn. — If necessity is the mother of invention, then tom turkeys are fathers of Barn Boss, an invention designed to make working...
February 26, 2018 - 7:03am
February 22, 2018
Sprout joins farms observing Community Supported Agriculture Day
LITTLE FALLS—National Community Supported Agriculture Day is Friday.
February 22, 2018 - 12:30pm
February 6, 2018
Ideas promoting community sustainability sought
The University of Minnesota Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership is seeking project idea briefs by March 1 that promote community sustainability through citizen-driven university partnerships in central Minnesota.
February 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
February 5, 2018
Why America needs more tack boxes
A "tack box" is a trunk where horse owners keep their saddle, bridle and grooming items. These items are called the horse's tack. As a spin-off...
February 5, 2018 - 7:55am
January 31, 2018
Empty barns: Prolonged low milk prices pressuring dairy farms to fold
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—There wasn't really a last straw that made Billy Euerle walk away from his Garfield dairy farm last year. Things had...
January 31, 2018 - 4:42pm