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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pine River-Backus to 'Walk Like an Egyptian' for homecoming
Pine River: Parking ordinance renews old dispute
Cass County Board: Remer Fire Department shows off new facilities to commissioners
Pipeline leak causes major spill on western ND rangeland
Cass County Board: New maps show conflict in land ownership
DNR expect good waterfowl opener
Area Volleyball: Patriots blank Cardinals
Teach a kid to hunt small game during Minnesota's Take a Kid Hunting Weekend
Wolf supporters seek recovery plan for predators
Danecdotes: Vikings' tie was rough, but bright spots abound
Joanne Kay Miller
Victory "Vickie" Brogger
Dr. Rudd B. Thabes
Wilma A. Gehrls
Judith K. Lapke
Crosslake family takes steps to end Alzheimer's disease
Grace UMC to host tailgate party Friday
Red Wine Garden Tomato Sauce makes good use of abundant ingredient
A Matter of Balance: Reducing risk of falling
Chef's Hat: Cooking in cast iron cookware
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
Letter to the editor: Here's the big deal about marijuana use
The Last Windrow: Pheasant hunt memories remain crystal clear
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
September 15, 2018
Pete's Point: New publication covered northern communities 35 years ago
It was 35 years ago today that I started my career in the lakes area as a regional reporter for a new Northern Edition publication that would be inserted each Wednesday in the Brainerd Dispatch. I remember that one of my first challenges was learning the area since I grew up and went...
September 15, 2018 - 7:30am
July 13, 2018
Cheesehead Chatter: Farewell to Echoland
By the time this column makes it to readers, I'll be working my last couple days at the PineandLakes Echo Journal. After a lot of deliberation,...
July 13, 2018 - 8:30am
July 10, 2018
Danecdotes: Enjoy the lakes area, if you can
It is officially summer in the lakes area. The temperature is usually - sometimes unreasonably - high and every scene out of my window is that...
July 10, 2018 - 9:00am
May 29, 2018
A Lakes Area 4th of July
2018 Lakes Area Fourth of July Parade and fireworks info for Fourth of July festivities in Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Brainerd/Baxter, Mission Township, Longville and Crosslake. Plus, a full page American flag for you to put in you window to display or to bring to the parades....
May 29, 2018 - 10:02am
April 14, 2018
Help us find the Best of the Brainerd Lakes Area
Do you have a local favorite restaurant, drink, spa, celebrity, newspaper, car dealership, hair salon, contractor, etc.? If so, please help us...
April 14, 2018 - 9:00am
August 5, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Get outside and enjoy summer in the lakes area
"Summer is over." How many times have you heard this phrase? I have heard it all summer - starting in June! Following are two examples from emails I received just this week. One read: "What a beautiful summer day! It's hard to believe it's almost over!!" The other said: "Summer is...
August 5, 2017 - 4:00am
June 29, 2016
Vogt's Notes: It's a great time to live, work and play in lakes area
Who can argue that the lakes area isn't a great place to be right now? No one! June was ushered in with a car show and lakes area bicycle ride; a Scandinavian music festival and outdoor expo for youth; a Relay for Life fundraising event; a fine arts and crafts festival, classic boat...
June 29, 2016 - 12:11pm
August 20, 2015
Bicycling Around Minnesota group cruises through lakes area
Ben Jackson arrives at the Pine River-Backus High School for a rest after their 66 mile ride on Thursday, August 13. Jackson is one of 275+ bikers...
August 20, 2015 - 10:53am
July 24, 2015
Community bands together in wake of storm
In the wake of the Sunday, July 12, storm that has been declared a level 2 disaster, neighbors and community continue to band together to return the lives of those impacted back to normal. Utility crews worked tirelessly for days to return power to the area after 70 mph winds ripped...
July 24, 2015 - 11:33am
July 17, 2015
The Last Windrow: It was a walleye thunderstorm
It was a walleye thunderstorm. As I write these lines a weather warning is blinking on my cell phone. The digital age has caught up with unforeseen weather. The colored map on my screen says we are going to have lots of lightning, tons of rain, maybe some hail and even a possible...
July 17, 2015 - 11:24am