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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Tiger Talk: Taking action to reduce lead in water
Commentary: Paradise lost - California fire devastation comes into focus with individual stories of life and loss
Pequot hosts open house on Rasmussen Road improvements
Crow Wing County road maintenance continues this week
Open house set on Rasmussen Road improvements
Volleyball: 8th-grade Patriots first Pacesetter tourney
Women's College Hockey: Face-Off Classic Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Brainerd
Area Girls Hockey: Abear nets game-winner in Lightning victory
Girls Basketball: Lane signs to play for Fighting Hawks.
Patricia Ann Bourassa
Russell Jon "Jack" Anderson
John L. Holder
3 things for better health
Faith: Where did the chickadees go?
They had an idea. Now, they're wondering if it will work. An innovative community, collaborative project is tackling childhood trauma.
Senior Menus: Nov. 19-23, 2018
Card games: Nov. 5-9, 2018
Bormett's Vignette: I can still be 'home for the holidays'
Guest Opinion: Soil and Water Conservation Districts: Ensuring funding for the boots on the ground
Wealth Column: Why new tax laws could change your 2018 tax filing
Letter to the editor: Thanks, Pequot Lakes, for your votes
As I See It: The fallacy of 'choice'
letters to the editor
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
November 15, 2018
Senate Republicans re-elect Gazelka as majority leader
Minnesota Senate Republicans on Thursday. Nov. 8, unanimously re-elected their leader and selected a new president of that chamber. In a closed...
November 15, 2018 - 6:00am
November 8, 2018
State goes blue, area swings red
Generally speaking, the state of Minnesota swung blue in the 2018 midterms, backing DFL candidates for governor, both U.S. senate seats, all...
November 8, 2018 - 3:00am
November 7, 2018
Heintzeman garners 3rd term in resounding victory over Menk
On Election Day, the Minnesota House of Representatives' District 10A spoke and it was a resounding yes for two-term representative Josh Heintzeman....
November 7, 2018 - 8:30am
October 30, 2018
Local state rep candidates spar over partisan lines in CLC forum
With all six local candidates in one room, the forum Monday, Oct. 29, in Central Lakes College's Chalberg Theatre took on a different quality—not...
October 30, 2018 - 3:00am
October 18, 2018
Wardlow envisions neutral, nonpartisan role in state AG bid
The office of Minnesota attorney general is often seen as an independent arbiter—the state's top lawyer, working at the behest of its people's...
October 18, 2018 - 11:00am
October 8, 2018
Election debates: District 10B candidates wrangle over health care
Clock's ticking down to Election Day. With five weeks left before the big vote on Nov. 6, candidates are hashing out their differences in a series...
October 8, 2018 - 9:00am
Election debates: District 10A candidates argue their cases
It's time to put faces and policies to the name on the ballot. With five weeks to go until Election Day, residents of the Brainerd lakes area...
October 8, 2018 - 7:00am
August 20, 2018
Setting the stage: State GOP chair talks shop about 2018 midterms
NISSWA—Compared to the typically one-on-one contests of general elections, primaries have a king-of-the-hill vibe—a whole slew of...
August 20, 2018 - 9:00am
August 17, 2018
Johnson, Walz spar in first governor's debate since primary victories
NISSWA—With their interparty rivals eliminated in the primary, Minnesota's remaining gubernatorial candidates can turn their attention...
August 17, 2018 - 10:01pm
August 15, 2018
Crow Wing County by the numbers: Election results for primary races
For a bevy of races this primary, the state of Minnesota asked Crow Wing County to give its verdict and the voters spoke. Midterm elections and...
August 15, 2018 - 3:00am
August 10, 2018
Anderson makes outsider, populist campaign for senate
Populism is popular—evidenced by a slew of political hopefuls at every level of government, both sides of the aisle, headlined by the likes...
August 10, 2018 - 9:00am
July 28, 2018
RNC touts voter data system in place for 2018 Minnesota midterms
Representatives of the Republican National Committee are touting the prowess of their voter data analytics program—they say it could turn...
July 28, 2018 - 8:00am
July 13, 2018
Murphy unveils single-payer health plan in gubernatorial run
Health care may seem like a natural stomping ground for a former registered nurse turned state legislator, but sometimes the genesis of one's...
July 13, 2018 - 7:00am
July 10, 2018
'If people come out, I believe I'll win'
NISSWA—In late June, governor candidates gathered in Nisswa for the annual Economic Development Association of Minnesota conference to...
July 10, 2018 - 11:00am
June 29, 2018
Governor candidates tackle big questions in state economics
NISSWA—The state's gubernatorial candidates—with the notable exception of Tim Pawlenty—converged on Grand View Lodge in Nisswa...
June 29, 2018 - 6:00am