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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pequot hosts open house on Rasmussen Road improvements
Crow Wing County road maintenance continues this week
Open house set on Rasmussen Road improvements
Agendas - Nov. 18
Sheriff-elect names chief deputy: 'We complement each other'
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.
Russell Jon "Jack" Anderson
John L. Holder
Bernice A. Otterson
Rockne D. Anderson
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
Essentia Health offers way to quit smoking for better health
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'
The Last Windrow: 'The Second Week of Deer Hunting'
Letter to the editor: This is a new dawn
letters to the editor
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
November 3, 2018
Letter to the editor: Goddard has my support
Capt. Scott Goddard has my complete support as the next sheriff of Crow Wing County. I have been impressed with his leadership, knowledge and vision for the safety of Crow Wing County. Scott has been instrumental in working with communities and schools to bring updated active shooter...
November 3, 2018 - 11:30am
September 6, 2018
Enthusiasm abounds on first day
Relentless rain didn't appear to dampen the enthusiasm of area students as they began the school year Tuesday, Sept. 4. At Crosslake Community...
September 6, 2018 - 11:04am
August 7, 2018
Danecdotes: World records make for an interesting world
Pine River-Backus Elementary School Principal Rick Aulie recently made his way into the record books. One week ago, he finished the par-5 fourth...
August 7, 2018 - 8:00am
July 27, 2018
Golf: Aulie sets Guinness World Record for fastest golf hole by an individual
BREEZY POINT—1:39.20. That was the unofficial record-breaking time Rick Aulie cranked out Thursday, July 26, at Whitebirch Golf Course at...
July 27, 2018 - 9:00am
March 26, 2018
Tiger Talk: Elementary students are picking up more STEAM
Students at Pine River-Backus have enjoyed our first year of having a "STEAM" specialist in our building. Teacher Ellie Malecha, our STEAM (Science,...
March 26, 2018 - 3:30am
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