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House passes Nolan Bill to streamline Voyageurs National Park land management
Local high school juniors recognized for leadership and community service
Republican senators introduce legislation to support Minnesota mining and reduce household water costs
Police Blotter - March 17, 2018
Pequot Lakes: Council nixes idea for new maintenance facility location
Outdoor report: March fishing heating up on Lake of the Woods
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 15, 2018
Girls basketball: Rails eliminate Patriot girls
Turkeys trot along 210
North Stars fall to New Ulm
Ricki Gene Huber
Wendy Jean Bassamore
Brian B. Eide
Gary Lee Gallagher
Virgil Frank Lundberg
5 Irish-themed sweets for St. Patrick's Day
Card games: March 5-9, 2018
Chef's Hat: Sweet potatoes provide a twist on tater tots
Salmonella cases linked to consuming opioid substitute kratom
Corks have significant impact on wine
The Last Windrow: Remembering the 'Rat Man'
Letter to the Editor: Popular vote should overrule Electoral College
Living longer means seniors often care for parents
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to loon center supporters
Vogt's Notes: Read your community newspaper to be an informed citizen
letters to the editor
Supporting Denny McNamara
We need Denny McNamara
A Personal Note From Denny
March 11, 2018
Pucker up: Principal kisses alpaca at ROAR Rally
Even before the count of 105,256 pages had been announced, Pine River-Backus Elementary School Principal Rick Aulie knew the motivated students...
March 11, 2018 - 7:00am
November 27, 2017
Tiger Talk: Good news for a change
I've got good news! Have you ever heard of the #GoodNewsCallOfTheDay? Each day at Pine River-Backus Elementary School, good things are happening. Students and staff are going above and beyond to help each other and our school and are just putting forth unbelievable efforts to succeed....
November 27, 2017 - 4:30am
June 8, 2017
Relay for Life 5K is Friday; relay event is June 16
The second annual Pine River-Backus Relay For Life 5K/Family Fun Run will be held Friday, June 9, with registration at 6 p.m. and the run at 7 p.m. at PR-B High School. The race fee is $15 per individual or $35 for a family of four. T-shirts will be available for purchase on site....
June 8, 2017 - 4:30am
December 2, 2016
Students learning 21st century skills
Many have heard or seen the word "STEAM" in education. STEAM education refers to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. STEAM education recognizes that to be successful in many fields, individuals must be creative and use critical thinking skills, which...
December 2, 2016 - 9:06am
September 21, 2016
Pine River State Bank completes fourth annual school drive
The annual Pine River State Bank school supply drive drew in 95 backpacks worth of donations for students in Pine River-Backus, Pillager, Crosby-Ironton,...
September 21, 2016 - 1:57pm
February 3, 2016
Pine River-Backus School board: extends offer to superintendent candidate
The Pine River-Backus School board met Feb. 2 after their second set of interviews with three superintendent candidates; Michael Kolness Superintendent of Ada-Borup Public Schools, Timothy Mayclin superintendent of Northland Community Schools and Shane Tappe principle of Ashby Public...
February 3, 2016 - 1:58pm
November 28, 2015
Tiger Talk: Minnesota School of Excellence program under way at PR-B Elementary School
Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Elementary School has embarked on a detailed, two-year journey to demonstrate the desire to highlight and strengthen our school's education by successfully undertaking the rigorous Minnesota School of Excellence (SOE) program. This school improvement process...
November 28, 2015 - 8:00am
March 13, 2015
Tiger Talk: Read To Succeed!
Reading is an essential part of the cognitive development of a child. Starting in the womb, parents and other caretakers are encouraged to read to children daily. Several studies have been cited to support how reading to children will affect their overall cognitive development. We...
March 13, 2015 - 12:00pm
September 25, 2014
Tiger Talk: PR-B elementary already busy building young minds
Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Elementary School is pleased to welcome back all of our wonderful staff and students for the 2014-15 school year. We are already busy building young minds and providing our families with a high quality education. The beginning of each school year always brings...
September 25, 2014 - 4:03pm