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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Nisswa student studying in Chile
Brainerd Public Schools: Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame to move from fall to spring
Deadline to homestead for property taxes approaches
Level 3 offender moves to rural Brainerd
Ironton man gets 12 years in prison for sexual assault
Girls Basketball: Lane signs to play for Fighting Hawks.
Junior Hockey: Wisconsin sweeps North Stars
Volleyball: PR-B's Wynn all-state. Tigers earn academic honors
Fergus Falls area to host 2019 Governor's Deer Opener
PL 8th-graders achieve perfect season
Brett R. Halverson
Matthew L. Sell
Rockne D. Anderson
Edward Shetka, Jr.
Chef's Hat: Don't forget about those tried-and-true recipes
Faith: Keep God in your life
Senior Menus: Nov. 12-16, 2018
Vine identified, how to protect junipers and more
Card games: Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: Mental clutter
Guest Opinion: Ask a Trooper
War story: This U.S. soldier from Germany made false teeth for his comrades during WWII
Guest Opinion: Cass County Sheriff's Corner
Reader Opinion: Ready to Serve
letters to the editor
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
November 8, 2018
Calendar of events: Nov. 8-11, 2018
NOVEMBER 8 Legacy Program: "Musical Impressions: The Art of George Morrison," by Briand Morrison, 2 p.m., Pine River Public Library 8 Rosenmeier...
November 8, 2018 - 10:00am
October 26, 2018
Coats for Kids distribution is Saturday
Kinship Partners' 32nd annual Coats for Kids drive is nearing an end, with the coat distribution set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27,...
October 26, 2018 - 8:00am
October 14, 2018
Coats for Kids seeks winter clothing donations
Kinship Partners is seeking donations of winter coats, hats, scarves, mittens, boots and snow pants for its 32nd annual Coats for Kids drive....
October 14, 2018 - 8:00am
September 17, 2018
Waiting for a Mentor: Looking for a teammate
Evan is an active 10-year-old boy who loves sports and being outside. He has been really excited about football this year and is looking forward to when he can start. Evan recently began school at Forestview Middle School and is enjoying meeting new friends. Evan is a good student...
September 17, 2018 - 9:30am
September 2, 2018
Letter to the Editor: It takes a village
We know this phrase well and, now more than ever, we recognize how critical it is to our health, as a society. We adults - in most cases, in the blink of an eye - can identify at least one person in our past who was instrumental in keeping us on the right path, who challenged us when...
September 2, 2018 - 6:30am
August 27, 2018
Waiting for a mentor: Nikki still waiting for mentor
Nikki has been waiting over a year for a Kinship mentor! Nikki is a rough and tumble 9-year-old little girl who enjoys playing outside and with her pets, which include birds, rabbits, dogs and a hedgehog. She is the only girl among four brothers, so she would like a female role model...
August 27, 2018 - 10:30am
August 15, 2018
Kinship Partners to expand its Lunch Buddies program
Kinship Partners plans to expand its Lunch Buddies, a school-based mentoring program, to more schools in the Brainerd area. Lunch Buddies has been set up in schools in Staples, Motley, Pequot Lakes and Crosby since 2015 and made its debut in Brainerd at Harrison and Riverside Elementary...
August 15, 2018 - 4:30am
July 8, 2018
Kinship Partners Match of the Month: Pequot Lakes match based on trust, respect
Kinship Partners honors Carol Hansen and Kaydince "Kaydi" Jordan, both of Pequot Lakes, as its Match of the Month. They were matched in February...
July 8, 2018 - 9:00am
May 17, 2018
Calendar of events: May 18-25, 2018
MAY 18 Lakes Area Unlimited Learning: "Elderquest Film Series," 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Heartwood Senior Living, Crosby 19 Evan Lindquist Memorial 5K Run/2K Walk, Pine River 19 Pequot Lakes PTA Bike Rodeo, 9 a.m.-noon, Eagle View Elementary School 19 Kinship Partners Downtown Nisswa Chocolate...
May 17, 2018 - 9:30am
April 19, 2018
Reminders: April 19-24, 2018
Legacy Program A Legacy Program titled "Legends of the Wilderness" featuring re-enactments from the 1800s will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday,...
April 19, 2018 - 10:00am
April 16, 2018
Bernick Family Foundation awards $5,000 to Kinship Partners
The Bernick Family Foundation recently awarded $150,000 in grants to organizations and projects within its two key focus areas of youth and education, and health and fitness. Kinship Partners in Brainerd received $5,000 to expand the Brainerd School Lunch Buddy program, which is a...
April 16, 2018 - 6:30am
April 11, 2018
Kinship Partners to host Purses for Partners April 21
Kinship Partners will host its annual Purses for Partners event Saturday, April 21, in the Grand Ballroom in the Gull Lake Center at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Purses for Partners is a spring luncheon for women and girls that will include both a silent and live auction consisting...
April 11, 2018 - 5:30am
April 3, 2018
Kinship Partners hosts annual Purses for Partners fundraiser
NISSWA—Kinship Partners will host its annual Purses for Partners fundraiser on April 21 at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. Purses for Partners is a spring luncheon for women and girls that will include both a silent and live auction consisting of purses, fashion accessories, spa...
April 3, 2018 - 12:30pm
Kinship Partners receives $50,000 grant
The Otto Bremer Trust recently awarded 119 grants totaling $7,456,601 to organizations across the Upper Midwest as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle, including $50,000 for Kinship Partners, Inc. The Kinship Partners grant will go toward general operations to grow the current...
April 3, 2018 - 4:30am
February 28, 2018
Kinship Partners: 'Farm-crazy kid' finds perfect match in Schramm family
Kinship Partners honors Abbie Schramm and Autumn Riley, both of Pequot Lakes, as its recent Match of the Month. Schramm received a call from...
February 28, 2018 - 10:00am