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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Bringing Bean Hole Days back to its roots - Area residents honored
Lakefront property owner wants vacation rentals regulated
SWCD to host annual photo contest
Clamshell and Bertha Lakes Association to host meeting
SUV and deer collide, injuring passenger
Ruffed, sharp-tailed grouse counts down
Patriot hoopsters take part in Heat Check Camp
Athletics: Pequot fall sports meeting scheduled
Stock Car Racing: Fletcher rebounds for win
Amateur Baseball: Nisswa, Fort win playoff opener
Curtiss and Marlene Krantz (Olk)
Edward R. Van Beek
Jevonne M. Ness
John B. Rugloski
Rodger F. Farber
3 Things for Better Health - July 16
Grim's Grub: Recipes harken back to Spurrier Hotel opening
Backus Legion Auxiliary makes donation
Card games: July 2-6, 2018
One pan egg bake: only fresh ingredients needed
As I See It: The America I believe we need
Uncharted: Learning to fly - A zip lining experience
The Last Windrow: Life lessons learned on the farm
Letter to the editor: Thank you, Pequot Lakes police
Letter to the Editor: There's only one set of facts
letters to the editor
Births: July 8, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: July 1, 2018
July 6, 2018
Crow Wing County: Drones could save money, time, lives
Unmanned aerial vehicles are taking off in many industries, but it may be surprising to learn that Crow Wing County Emergency Management is at...
July 6, 2018 - 5:00am
April 9, 2018
Severe Weather Awareness Week starts this week
Severe Weather Awareness Week starts Monday, April 9. Each year, Crow Wing County collaborates with the National Weather Service, Minnesota Department...
April 9, 2018 - 2:00am
November 29, 2017
County seeks feedback about multi-hazard mitigation plan
Crow Wing County invites public review and feedback on its updated draft of the county's multi-hazard mitigation plan, as required by the Federal...
November 29, 2017 - 11:00am
September 27, 2017
Crow Wing County Board: Proposal heard about potential timber sales
No one objected at the public meeting Tuesday before the Crow Wing County Board about the county's proposal on how to handle county-administered...
September 27, 2017 - 10:00am
September 21, 2017
Thunderstorms knock out trees, power for 1000s in area
Thousands of Brainerd lakes area residents were without power early Wednesday after a line of powerful thunderstorms rolled across the region....
September 21, 2017 - 3:00am
August 10, 2016
Disaster déjà vu: States of emergency again for Crow Wing, Cass counties
For the second time this summer, Crow Wing County declared a state of emergency in the wake of a severe storm. The county board Tuesday passed...
August 10, 2016 - 9:17am
July 21, 2016
'Just like gasoline': Heat fuels severe thunderstorms
A wide line of severe thunderstorms ripped across northern Minnesota early Thursday morning, leaving thousands in its wake without power. The...
July 21, 2016 - 8:17pm
July 20, 2016
Crow Wing County Board: The sounds of sirens
When severe weather is approaching, the wail of emergency sirens is one of the ways people are warned of potential danger. But thousands of Crow...
July 20, 2016 - 10:00am
July 12, 2016
One year later: The silver lining in the supercell
A year ago tonight, a swath of the Brainerd lakes area landscape was instantly changed. Hurricane-force straightline winds destroyed millions...
July 12, 2016 - 8:40am
June 24, 2016
Weather service confirms Sunday's twisters: More dramatic damage, stories emerge
BAY LAKE—Damaging winds that tore through the Placid Lake area south of Deerwood Sunday night were officially ushered in by a tornado....
June 24, 2016 - 10:03am
June 20, 2016
Severe storms spawn tornado warnings, softball-size hail
A line of powerful thunderstorms roared across central Minnesota Sunday night, with numerous reports of hail—some as large as a softball—and...
June 20, 2016 - 10:10am
Crow Wing County: Board requests state disaster assistance
See Gull, Cinosam, Legionville and Love Lake roads topped the list for the most severely affected areas in the aftermath of the July 12 supercell...
August 20, 2015 - 10:49am
July 16, 2015
The cleanup begins: Homeowners trapped - Resorts facing extended closures
The sounds of chainsaws and the smell of fresh-cut wood permeated the stifling air throughout the Brainerd lakes area Monday as residents and...
July 16, 2015 - 10:50am
Counties declare states of emergency
The counties of Crow Wing, Cass and Wadena have officially declared states of emergency following Sunday's damaging storm. In an application...
July 16, 2015 - 10:47am