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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Police Blotter - Sept. 22, 2018
4 to be inducted in Pillager Hall of Fame
Pequot Lakes to celebrate homecoming week
Local Small Businesses Invited to Participate in Blitz
Pine River fishing contest to promote suicide awareness
Golf results - Sept. 20, 2018
PLHS students succeed on N.D. waterfowl hunt
High School Football: Failed PATs doom Patriots
Beargrease sled dog rerouted, shortened for 2019
Vikings' Thielen announces launch of foundation with $100K donation
John "Jack" T. Thomas
Victory "Vickie" Brogger
Dr. Rudd B. Thabes
Should perennials be cut back in fall? It depends.
Berries of invasive species toxic to humans, how to cut back lilacs and more
Card games: Sept. 10-14, 2018
A Matter of Balance classes offered in area
Crosslake family takes steps to end Alzheimer's disease
Vogt's Notes: We welcome letters, but watch your word count
Letter to the editor: Thiede's value to Crow Wing County
Slow down to give and receive kindness
The Last Windrow: A time when people pulled together to save a town
Letter to the Editor: Andrews a wise choice in Crosslake
letters to the editor
50th Wedding Anniversary
Births: Sept 2, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
June 30, 2018
Pine River church receives grant from Otto Bremer Trust
Riverview Church in Pine River is among the recipients of $8,802,246 worth of grants from the Otto Bremer Trust. Riverview Church received $25,000 to provide youth with skills and opportunities that help them engage successfully with their community.
June 30, 2018 - 8:30am
January 7, 2018
Faith: Grace for today
Have you ever felt stuck? I used to be the kind of person who was always looking ahead. I would plan and prepare, dream and set goals. I lived much of my life focused on the future, anticipating what was to come. I didn't have time to dwell on the past because I was too busy looking...
January 7, 2018 - 7:30am
Faces: Smith stays active in PR-B community
Ashley Smith is usually not too hard to find. Usually she is working - often on a volunteer basis - to improve the lives of the youth of Pine...
January 7, 2018 - 4:00am
November 8, 2017
Life Center in Pine River to accept gifts for Operation Christmas Child
The Life Center at Riverview Church in Pine River will be a dropoff site for the Samaritan's Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, the week...
November 8, 2017 - 7:00am
May 28, 2017
Faith: We keep walking
Everything in our world is moving faster. In a little more than a century we have gone from the horse and buggy to the SUV, from the telegraph...
May 28, 2017 - 6:00am
January 15, 2017
Faith: Light in the darkness
We are in the midst of the darkest time of the year. It's especially dark in Minnesota. We get seven more hours of daylight in the summer than we do in the winter. Seven hours! In all of the places I've lived, I've never experienced such a drastic swing between the light and the darkness....
January 15, 2017 - 8:36am
December 14, 2016
Faith: Our true home
Everyone I have ever met has a deep need to belong; to find a true home. Following a heated political season of divisive polemics, many of us desire peace. We long to be a part of a community that transcends the quest for temporal power. A community that lovingly speaks truth rather...
December 14, 2016 - 10:29am
September 23, 2016
Church members to fill coffee house niche in Pine River
Pine River has been without a coffee house since the closing of Dark Cravings on Barclay Avenue, but that absence will soon be filled just down...
September 23, 2016 - 9:11am
April 27, 2016
Adult & Teen Challenge Choir to perform May 8 in Pine River
Riverview Church in Pine River will host the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir in a free performance at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 8, at The Warehouse. The MnTC Choir is known statewide, having performed at over 250 churches in 2015. The choir's contemporary gospel and praise songs will...
April 27, 2016 - 4:06pm
March 16, 2016
Riverview Church in Pine River receives $60,000 grant
Riverview Church, Pine River, received a $60,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust for general operating support for out-of-school time programs at The Warehouse to help youth in Pine River-Backus develop social-emotional assets. The Otto Bremer Trust awarded over $8.4 million in grants...
March 16, 2016 - 2:09pm
Pine River suffers over one family's loss: Community shares in celebration of birth of daughter
Pine River's Riverview Church Pastor Tristand Borland and his wife, Jill, suffered a tumultuous two weeks with the death of one daughter, and...
March 16, 2016 - 10:42am
November 8, 2015
It's a ....
I've been thinking a lot about issues of sex and gender lately. There have been rapid societal changes on issues of gender identity and sexual practices over the past few years. The media spotlight on Bruce Jenner and the Obergefell decision are just the latest examples of these...
November 8, 2015 - 8:00am
October 5, 2015
Faith: Tears through the eyes of faith
Living in a house with four young daughters, a day never goes by without tears being shed (and no, I'm not referring to myself. I'm saving all my tears for all the future weddings and wedding expenses). Most days one of my daughters will get a bump or a bruise and will cry. Our strong-willed...
October 5, 2015 - 11:46am
September 23, 2015
Operation Christmas Child kickoff is Monday
Riverview Church Fellowship Hall at 310 Norway Ave., Pine River, will be the location of an Operation Christmas Child kickoff event Monday, Sept. 28, with registration at 6:15 p.m. and program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Operation Christmas Child is looking for churches, groups or interested...
September 23, 2015 - 10:51am
July 17, 2015
Faith: Faith and family
My life is increasingly revolving around children these days. Jill and I have been blessed with four daughters ages 7, 5, 3 and 1. I grew up with only brothers. Needless to say, I have come to learn far more about tea parties, princesses and dancing than I ever thought I needed to...
July 17, 2015 - 12:03pm