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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
Crow Wing County Board: Lueck talks regional mental health treatment
Rep. Dale Lueck is more accustomed to seeing the inside of the Capitol building in St. Paul than the third-floor chambers of the Crow Wing County...
June 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
Crosslake: National Loon Center deemed feasible. Questions raised, answered about project's scope
"Yes." That short, three-letter word garnered cheering and applause from those gathered Friday, June 8, at Manhattan Beach Lodge. That's the...
June 15, 2018 - 5:00am
June 8, 2018
Applications open for wild rice task force
ST. PAUL—Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, who has led the effort to replace the state's sulfate standard to protect Minnesota's state grain wild...
June 8, 2018 - 12:30pm
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 16, 2018
Pipeline advocates visit Baxter amid statewide debate over Line 3
BAXTER—While it isn't "in our backyard" as members of the discussion noted, the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline stands as an issue with significant...
May 16, 2018 - 10:10am
April 30, 2018
Minn. House passes its tax plan, Senate next
ST. PAUL—Taxes have taken over as the 2018 Minnesota Legislative session's No. 1 issue, thanks federal tax law changes that will affect...
April 30, 2018 - 6:02pm
April 23, 2018
Legislative roundup: MN House votes to dump wild rice water rules
ST. PAUL — Scientific and cultural discussions overlapped as the Minnesota House approved a bill to start over on water regulations protecting...
April 23, 2018 - 4:29pm
March 31, 2018
Legislators highlight tax bill, safe schools - Chamber hosts annual legislative forum
Tax conformity, safe and secure schools, mental health issues, transportation, jobs and the economy, clean water - these are all topics area...
March 31, 2018 - 7:00am
March 24, 2018
'Eggs & Issues' legislative forum over, easy
In lieu of a magic crystal ball, Brainerd lakes area businesses hoped to get a glimpse into the future by asking area legislators to be prognosticators...
March 24, 2018 - 4:00am
March 23, 2018
Lueck's bill related to veterans advances
A bill Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, authored to add a simple "yes or no" veterans' status box on open state appointment applications moved through...
March 23, 2018 - 9:00am
March 22, 2018
Leech Lake band objects to sulfate standard elimination
LEECH LAKE, Minn.—The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe weighed in Monday, March 19, on two bills at the Minnesota Legislature that would eliminate a state standard regulating the amount of sulfate allowed in wild rice waters. In a letter to Sen. Justin Eichorn, R-Grand Rapids, and...
March 22, 2018 - 4:33pm
March 20, 2018
Minn. lawmaker says ditch mowers help get rid of weeds
ST. PAUL—A controversial permit system that limits when Minnesota landowners can mow roadside ditches allows noxious weeds to grow, a Minnesota...
March 20, 2018 - 4:05pm
February 23, 2018
State Legislature: Tax conformity, bonding bill cited as top issues
Tax conformity and a bonding bill are among the top issues on the minds of local legislators as they started the legislative session Tuesday, Feb. 20, in St. Paul. Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Fairview Township/Cass County Gazelka, serving as Senate majority leader, said before the session's...
February 23, 2018 - 12:30pm
February 17, 2018
New House candidates emerge at DFL caucus
Two men announced their intentions to seek state House seats Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Crow Wing County DFL caucus at Brainerd High School. Dale...
February 17, 2018 - 9:00am
February 9, 2018
State Legislature: Heintzeman, Lueck announce re-election bids
State Reps. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, and Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, both announced they will seek third terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives...
February 9, 2018 - 8:00am