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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Regional Report: Randall eliminates police dept.; Walker community center in financial trouble
Making the Grade: May 27, 2018
Lake Shore: City supports residents' request for lower speed limit
Public invited to test drive surgical robots at Essentia Health
Funding available for woodland management
Amateur Baseball: Victory League
A nod to his rising fame, museum unveils Adam Thielen bobbleheads
Lightning strike down rival Fort Ripley
PR-B's Wosmek wins Park Region hurdles titles
Shirley Ann Gross
Cindy Marie Swedberg
Joanne Victoria Johnson
Senior Menus: May 28-June 1, 2018
Chef's Hat: It's avocado time, and they're packed with nutrients
Make Memorial Day memorable, not fatal
Commentary: When is a pine cone not a pine cone?
How to fertilize trees, shrubs, flowers and fruits
The Last Windrow: Happy his running days are over
From the Lefthand Corner: Guns are getting into the wrong hands
Letter to the Editor: Good job, Rep. Poston
Grim's Tales: Give time to honor veterans on Memorial Day
Letter to the editor: Park issue sheds light on communication gap
letters to the editor
Births: May 26, 2018
Births - May 20, 2018
Births: Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd
May 12, 2018
County inspection of Pequot Lakes fire tower cautious, positive
The Pequot Lakes fire tower may be on the road to restoration for public use; at least, there doesn't appear to be any structural issues that...
May 12, 2018 - 3:00am
January 19, 2018
Crow Wing County looks to acquire Pequot Lakes fire tower
The uncertain future of the Pequot Lakes fire tower might be getting clearer if Crow Wing County Commissioner Paul Thiede has anything to say...
January 19, 2018 - 5:00am
September 29, 2017
Mayor's Notebook: Rumors put to rest
Rumors. So many rumors. I thought I'd start with rumors about the fire tower and try to get some facts out to everyone. It has taken me a bit...
September 29, 2017 - 7:00am
August 25, 2017
Places: Pequot Lakes fire tower visitors could see for miles and miles
The Pequot Lakes fire tower off County State Aid Highway 11 going toward Breezy Point was constructed in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps...
August 25, 2017 - 9:17am
August 24, 2017
Pequot Lakes: Fire tower added to National Register, future up in air
The Pequot Lakes fire tower off County State Aid Highway 11 was added to the National Register of Historic Places as of July 10. "I am absolutely...
August 24, 2017 - 8:00am
June 20, 2017
Pequot Lakes: Fire tower closed to public
The Pequot Lakes fire tower off County State Aid Highway 11 is no longer open for people to climb for a sprawling view of the area from high...
June 20, 2017 - 11:13am
April 18, 2017
Pequot Lakes: Fire tower nominated for National Register of Historic Places
The Pequot Lakes City Council learned Tuesday, April 4, that the Pequot Lakes fire tower is nominated to be on the National Register of Historic...
April 18, 2017 - 5:00am
January 24, 2017
Co. Road 11 Fire tower's future is up in air
Since its construction by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934, the fire tower off County Road 11 in Pequot Lakes has overlooked the nearby...
January 24, 2017 - 10:01pm
May 7, 2015
Retired DNR forester called back to action
When the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing and the humidity is low, Keith Simar goes to work. The retired Department of Natural Resources...
May 7, 2015 - 2:33pm
May 6, 2015
[VIDEO] News of the North - Pequot Lakes fire tower
We travel up 100 feet to talk with Keith Simar, retired DNR forester who now mans the historical Pequot Lakes fire tower in search of fires.
May 6, 2015 - 2:36pm
December 31, 2014
Area Scout helps restore Pequot Lakes fire tower
The Pequot Lakes fire tower - reopened to the public two years ago - will likely be used for fire detection again this year. Until that time, the tower is being restored with the help of 17-year-old Boy Scout Levi Palmer. The Pequot Lakes High School junior has taken on the task...
December 31, 2014 - 3:46pm
October 22, 2014
Pequot Lakes: Fire tower being called back to service
After being restored and reopened to the public in 2012, the Pequot Lakes fire tower possibly will again become a fire detection site staffed by a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) forester. "My hope is for next year sometime to have it ready to go, as far as fire detection,"...
October 22, 2014 - 2:17pm