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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pine River: Council makes final airport payment
Sunday storm has potential for significant snowfall
Crow Wing County looks to acquire Pequot Lakes fire tower
Pillager crash injures 3
Fire destroys Nisswa business
A unique contraption for the ice angler
Boys basketball: JV Patriots remain unbeaten
The not so 'big bad wolf:' Animal killed in central Minn. weighs less than originally estimated
Alpine Ski: McGuire takes 10th at Giants Ridge
Dance: Revolution second at C-I, Team takes 5ith in jazz, 8th in kick at Rocori
Dennis Winford Christian
Margie Ellen Daly
Alice L. Hallgren
DeLores E. Arrigoni
Herbert C. Swedin
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?
From the Left Hand Corner: Will it ever end?
Letter to the Editor: Trump's wall of racism
Cracker Barrel: An amazing place
Letter to the editor: 'Fire and Fury' tells inside story of Oval Office in chaos
Up North with Leroy - Jan. 16
letters to the editor
Brogle Family 5
Elmer and Val Stephan
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: Dec. 17, 2017
Bailey Wachholz-Luke Landecker
January 10, 2018
Area representatives call for public to weigh in on mining proposal
A pair of state representatives from the region encouraged area residents to express support for the NorthMet permit to mine proposal by participating in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' public comment period. The 60-day window to provide the DNR with input on PolyMet's...
January 10, 2018 - 12:30pm
December 20, 2017
Hotline available for farmers
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently established a Farm and Rural Helpline, a resource Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, said could help those facing a variety of challenges in greater Minnesota. The MDA created the helpline as a one-stop shop of sorts for farmers...
December 20, 2017 - 4:30am
May 21, 2017
Pequot Lakes Girl Scouts visit Capitol
Fifth-graders with Pequot Lakes Girl Scout Troop 347 recently took a trip to the Twin Cities that was filled with art, acting, history, government...
May 21, 2017 - 9:00am
March 15, 2017
Lueck seeks essay contest entries
State Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, urges local students to enter an essay contest that could land them recognition at the Capitol and $1,000 for...
March 15, 2017 - 7:00am
February 24, 2017
Lueck named chair of commission on school trust land
State Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, was recently elected to chair the Legislature's Permanent School Trust Land Commission. School trust lands were...
February 24, 2017 - 10:03pm
Minnesota Senate poised to pass Sunday sales
ST. PAUL — A bill legalizing Sunday sales of alcohol coming next week to the Minnesota Senate is very likely to pass, Senate Majority Leader...
February 24, 2017 - 7:39pm
February 1, 2017
Area legislators discuss healthcare, taxes with business owners
Area legislators gathered with Brainerd Lakes Chamber members to discuss issues such as business property taxes, employee wages and benefits,...
February 1, 2017 - 11:36pm
January 4, 2017
Returning legislators concerned about health care, taxes
Minnesota state representatives and senators made their way to St. Paul on Tuesday, Jan. 3, to begin the 90th legislative session. Local legislators...
January 4, 2017 - 8:28pm
January 2, 2017
State legislators receive committee appointments
Area state representatives have received their committee appointments for Minnesota's 90th legislative session, which will convene Jan. 3, 2017. Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, District 10A: Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee, vice chairman; Health and...
January 2, 2017 - 10:17am
November 16, 2016
Election Update: Area Senate, House voting totals listed
Following are complete vote totals for state Senate Districts 9 and 10. Complete results weren't available until early morning Wednesday, Nov. 9, after the Echo Journal's deadline for the Nov. 10 edition. Senate District 9: Includes parts of Cass, Wadena, Todd and Morrison counties...
November 16, 2016 - 11:52am
November 9, 2016
Senate District 10: Incumbents retain seats
Incumbent Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, was re-elected to represent District 10 in the state Senate, garnering 27,267 votes with 108 of 118...
November 9, 2016 - 12:04pm
October 19, 2016
House 10B: Candidates butt heads at forum
Minnesota House District 10B Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, faced DFL challenger Erin Wagner Tuesday, Oct. 11, during a candidate forum at Central...
October 19, 2016 - 1:48pm
September 27, 2016
Voters Guide: District 10
Senate District 10 Elect 1 Carrie Ruud, R Tiffany Stenglein, DFL Name: Carrie Ruud City of residence: Breezy Point Party: Republican Position...
September 27, 2016 - 3:13pm
August 26, 2016
Area Republicans upset over lack of special session
Area state Senate and House Republicans are frustrated after Gov. Mark Dayton said he will not hold a special session to discuss a vetoed tax...
August 26, 2016 - 11:35am
July 5, 2016
Lueck encourages participation in broadband information sessions
State Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, encourages citizens, local government officials and other broadband stakeholders to participate in a series of upcoming webinars/toll-free conference calls hosted by the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development. The informational sessions will detail...
July 5, 2016 - 4:34pm