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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Backus Legion officers installed
Ruttger Family honored for philanthropy
Smaller turnout, bigger fish at week 4 of Hackensack fishing contest
Making the Grade: July 15, 2018
Outdoor Notes for July 15
Golf results - July 12, 2018
Danecdotes: Fan voting affects all-star games
KLICK! - Run for the Walleye
PL 9U team league champs
Edward R. Van Beek
Jevonne M. Ness
Julius Clifford Matson
Michael T. Koering
Backus Legion Auxiliary makes donation
Card games: July 2-6, 2018
One pan egg bake: only fresh ingredients needed
Chef's Hat: For a sweet treat, grill fruit
Our Lady of the Lakes Parish to hold capital fund drive
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
Cheesehead Chatter: Farewell to Echoland
letters to the editor
Births: July 8, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Births: July 1, 2018
May 30, 2018
Browser: Find history at your fingertips - Summer reading program sign-up to start
Friends and neighbors, Here is something really interesting. The library now has access to 75 years of the Pine River Journal. That's right, 75 years. That means you can use the newspaper to look up Great-Aunt Millie's 50th birthday celebration, or anything else you want to know about...
May 30, 2018 - 6:30am
April 19, 2018
Browser: Anderson to lend hand; Legacy program is Saturday
Ah, spring, friends and neighbors. A time for new growth. Along these lines, Michaela Reed will be going on maternity leave this month. We will miss her very much, but there will be an old friend returning to help out - Sarah Anderson! I am so excited to see her again. There will...
April 19, 2018 - 4:30am
March 15, 2018
Browser: Kind to speak Saturday about Prohibition
Friends and neighbors, "Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear when out of the past comes ..." Not the Lone Ranger. No. No. No. It's gangsters, speakeasies and homemade stills brought to you by Arn Kind, who comes again to Pine River to re-enact those thrilling days....
March 15, 2018 - 9:30am
February 28, 2018
Browser the Library Cat: Musician Anders to perform at The Warehouse March 3
The rumble of distant drums calls to people around the world. Minnesota musician Robin Anders has heard those drums in faraway places. He has a collection of drums from places including Africa, North and South America, Asia, India and the Middle East.
February 28, 2018 - 6:30am
February 18, 2018
Browser: Keep reading to earn your mug
Friends and neighbors! Though we have no Legacy programs in February, it is a month of events. Feb. 14 was St. Valentine's Day, a day to remember those we love. Humans give gifts on that day of flowers and candy. I would settle for extra attention.
February 18, 2018 - 5:30am
December 6, 2017
Browser: 'Tis the season
Friends and neighbors! 'Tis the season. Mostly it is the season to stay warm, get together with friends and family, and bake stuff. Our library bake sale is scheduled to align with Pine River's holiday shop in town day and the Parade of Lights and fireworks. It will be Dec. 9 during...
December 6, 2017 - 4:30am
November 12, 2017
Pine River Library to host children's author Nov. 14
Well, friends and neighbors, As the weather begins to chill, I remember that I am aging. It is no surprise to me that my older bones begin to ache. What is a surprise, however, is that there is a Legacy Program (as always funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the...
November 12, 2017 - 6:30am
November 1, 2017
Children dress up, win prizes
Area communities hosted Halloween events last weekend for children to dress up, play games, earn prizes and eat treats. In Crosslake, the annual...
November 1, 2017 - 1:00pm
October 14, 2017
Browser: Everett Smithson Band to perform Monday
Friends and neighbors! We are so lucky to be living in Minnesota, land of the Legacy Programs, funded in part or whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008. This means that we can experience marvelous arts and cultural events for free. The next Legacy...
October 14, 2017 - 3:30am
September 25, 2017
Browser: P.R. Library to host presentation on haunted places
Friends and neighbors, As a precursor to Halloween, we are to be visited by Robert and Lynn Halbrook, who will tell us about the most renowned haunted places in Minnesota. This engaging program is recommended for ages 10 and up. We certainly don't want the little people to be unduly...
September 25, 2017 - 2:30am
September 10, 2017
Browser: Library to show movies twice a month
Friends and neighbors, patrons and volunteers, We at the Pine River Public Library want to thank you for your continuing support, input and service. We sincerely appreciate each and every one of you. Pine River Library works because you participate. - The staff and Browser, the library...
September 10, 2017 - 6:30am
July 4, 2017
Browser: Library is a busy place in summer
Friends and neighbors, As the years roll by I find myself more and more grateful for the warmth of early summer. June is gone and I have not written for a while. There have been some programs at the library that I have enjoyed. I have had visitors from Iowa who stopped by just to...
July 4, 2017 - 7:30am
May 17, 2017
Browser: Library Building Foundation members needed
Friends and neighbors, In my dotage I am called upon to reach out to our community in many ways. Some are simply announcements. Others are calls for help. This one is a call for help. Muriel has alerted me that we have a shortage of humans to help with our Pine River Library Building...
May 17, 2017 - 5:30am
May 1, 2017
Pine River Library: Minnesota's part in WWI topic of program
Friends and neighbors! Attention, history buffs. We begin the month of May with a program about Minnesota's part in World War I. The month of...
May 1, 2017 - 3:30am
March 31, 2017
Browser column: Spring is a time for Peeps
Well, friends and neighbors, The winter reading program is fast coming to a close. Are you a procrastinator? If so, are you a speed reader? Friday,...
March 31, 2017 - 6:30am