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Pickup truck catches fire on Highway 371 in Nisswa
Crow Wing County Board: Approves of cooperative mental health agreement
Veterans Day: Area students recognize those who served
Speed limits increase for state highways in statewide MnDOT initiative
Senate Republicans re-elect Gazelka as majority leader
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
Bernice A. Otterson
Brett Lee Thomas
Rockne D. Anderson
Edward Shetka, Jr.
Essentia Health offers way to quit smoking for better health
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
Opinion: Thanksgiving and very thankful
Letter to the Editor: Norgaard proud of time as mayor
Letter to the editor: It's time for everyone to come together
The Cracker Barrel: Mental clutter
Guest Opinion: Ask a Trooper
letters to the editor
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Working Together Coalition
September 17, 2018
Pine River-Backus Family Center events
The Pine River-Backus Family Center at 245 Barclay Ave. in Pine River is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. Contact the family center at 218-587-4292. Events this month include: • Pine River Area Food Shelf: Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays...
September 17, 2018 - 2:30am
April 8, 2018
Working Together Coalition coordinator, Rogosheske, gets reacquainted with her hometown of Pine River
In 2004, Heather Rogosheske (then Frederick) graduated from Pine River-Backus High School and prepared to learn floral design at Central Lakes...
April 8, 2018 - 5:00am
April 2, 2018
Working Together Coalition active again
The Working Together Coalition has technically been in operation in Pine River-Backus consistently since 1999, but it has taken a less visible...
April 2, 2018 - 7:00am
December 31, 2017
Working Together Coalition works to combat substance abuse
John Grimley is the coordinator for the Working Together Coalition (WTC). The coalition works to develop community prevention strategies to reduce alcohol and drug abuse among our teen population.
December 31, 2017 - 6:30am
December 25, 2017
Santa has helpers at Pine River-Backus Family Center
As the song says, "He's making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out who's naughty or nice ..." Not only is Santa watching but we are too. Because you care, the Pine River Area Food Shelf has been able to serve 1,700 households (year to date). Yes, many are repeat clients who...
December 25, 2017 - 4:30am
June 1, 2016
PR-B Family Center 20th anniversary: Working Together Coalition helps area youth
The Pine River-Backus Violence Prevention Council was established in the fall of 1999. The council was created in response to a trend within the Pine River-Backus School District and community, which indicated that gang influence, acts of violence, aggression, vandalism and drug use...
June 1, 2016 - 3:39pm
They graduated, now what?
Hey, parents of 2016's graduating seniors, nice work! You've got them to the finish line, and now they are officially high school graduates instead of high school seniors, thanks in no small part to your hard work and persistence. But now is not the time to relax just yet. Graduation...
June 1, 2016 - 3:34pm
January 4, 2016
Working Together PSA
Earlier this fall, the National Drug Control Policy (NDCP) announced 697 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants, totaling $86 million in funding. As part of this, the Working Together Coalition (WTC) received a second five-year DFC grant to continue its work toward preventing...
January 4, 2016 - 9:15am
September 23, 2015
Working Together Coalition gets funding, seeks coordinator
The Working Together Coalition (WTC), which serves the Pine River-Backus, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and Northland school districts, has secured funding for another five years. The WTC received its five years of funding from the Drug Free Communities grant, which had been used in the...
September 23, 2015 - 10:31am
May 11, 2015
Second annual Be the Change Conference slated for June 3 and 4
The Working Together Coalition (WTC) alongside the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Opichiwadiswan Program announce the second annual Be the Change Conference, a social and health conference taking place June 3 and 4 at the Northern Lights Event Center in Walker. This conference has been...
May 11, 2015 - 3:04pm
December 19, 2014
Working Together Coalition hosting fundraising raffle
The Working Together Coalition announces its first-ever raffle contest. The winner will receive a two-minute, all-you-can-grab shopping spree at Super One Foods in Walker. The second- and third-place winners will each get $25 Super One Foods gift cards. Raffle tickets aret $10 per...
December 19, 2014 - 2:56pm
November 13, 2014
Responsible Beverage Server Training offered in Walker
The Working Together Coalition will offer the following two Responsible Beverage Server Trainings (RBST): 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the Walker American Legion and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov.
November 13, 2014 - 2:34pm
October 29, 2014
Working Together Coalition operating budget could run out around Christmas
Five more years of funding for the local Working Together Coalition (WTC) could have begun Oct. 1. Instead, a hunt for new funding began. For the past five years, the WTC, which works to monitor and curb substance abuse in the Pine River-Backus and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley school...
October 29, 2014 - 12:30pm
September 4, 2014
Kelly Felton featured on national panel
Kelly Felton, Working Together Coalition (WTC) coordinator, was handpicked to deliver a presentation with Frances Harding, director of the Center...
September 4, 2014 - 2:45pm
WTC hosting Amazing Race on Sept. 27 in Walker
The Working Together Coalition (WTC), with chapters at Pine River-Backus, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and Northland schools, will host the fifth annual Amazing Race on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Walker. This is the coalition's only fundraiser. Proceeds benefit all three community coalitions...
September 4, 2014 - 11:28am