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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
198 pounds of marijuana seized on I-94
Reclaiming the future for ruffed grouse
Little Falls resident with 'heart of gold' wins $1 million
Crow Wing County Board: For 8th consecutive year, county passes reduced levy
Boys Hockey: Lightning lose three games
Wrestling: Road Crew takes 3 of 4 - Team sweeps home triangular
Girls hockey: Lightning victorious in St. Paul
Girls basketball: Tigers win three straight
JV Patriots top Proctor
Anthony Paul Bjerkness
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Robin "Stuba" Dawn Johnson
Famous people you didn’t know had Minnesota ties
Grace United Methodist to present Christmas cantata
Chef's Hat: Turn to comfort foods for that busy time of year
3 things for better health - Dec. 12
Faith: Pecan pie
Opinion: How to have a merry Christmas
Cheesehead Chatter: Don't stress about Christmas
Enjoy Momma's mouth-watering fudge recipe
The Last Windrow: The story of Clausey Sands
Opinion: A snapshot does not tell the whole story
letters to the editor
Elmer and Val Stephan
Births - Nov. 26, 2017
December 7, 2017
Ruud named legislator of the year by state SWCD group
ST. PAUL—Environment and Natural Resource Policy and Legacy Finance Chair Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, was named Legislator of the...
December 7, 2017 - 9:00am
December 4, 2017
Despite adversity, Crosby man keeps making political impact
CROSBY, Minn. — Crosby native Joe Radinovich, a 31-year-old former legislator, will become chief of staff to the mayor of Minneapolis in...
December 4, 2017 - 11:08am
November 29, 2017
Farmers have more time for wolf grant applications
Minnesota farmers have an additional three weeks to apply for grant money to help prevent wolf attacks. Due to a late harvest keeping farmers in the fields longer than average, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is extending the deadline for the Wolf-Livestock Conflict Prevention...
November 29, 2017 - 3:00am
November 23, 2017
County seeks input on proposed aquatic invasive species prevention plan
The Crow Wing County Land Services Department is requesting public comment on the proposed 2018 Aquatic Invasive Species Plan. The plan can be viewed on the county website at www.crowwing.us by clicking on "Crow Wing County Listens." Written comments on the plan will be accepted until...
November 23, 2017 - 12:30pm
November 19, 2017
Paul Gazelka: The local man for the statewide Republican moment
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka has made a political career out of being a pinch hitter for Republicans in Minnesota and likely owes much...
November 19, 2017 - 9:00am
September 25, 2017
Child Support Task Force to hold public comment meeting in Brainerd
In 2016, the Minnesota Legislature formed the Child Support Task Force whose charge is to advise the Minnesota Department of Human Services commissioner on matters relevant to maintaining effective and efficient child support guidelines that will best serve the children of Minnesota...
September 25, 2017 - 4:30am
Mark Dayton reread the Constitution, then vetoed legislative funding. Now it goes to court
ST. PAUL — The decision to veto the Legislature's funding was a slowly simmering idea for Gov. Mark Dayton until shortly before he took...
June 25, 2017 - 10:00pm
May 17, 2017
Minnesota House rejects $800 million bonding bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislation funding public works projects ranging from repairing college roofs to helping cities build water treatment...
May 17, 2017 - 10:41pm
May 8, 2017
Crow Wing County: More money, smaller share
Although the tax omnibus bill is expected to include an increase in county program aid, Crow Wing County's share is expected to drop by almost $55,000 compared to this year. The bill in conference committee at the Minnesota Legislature would increase state aid to counties by $6.1...
May 8, 2017 - 11:37am
April 30, 2017
Pine River Group Home awaiting cost-of-living increases
Some industries survive almost completely independent of government funding, but some are at the mercy of government officials who traditionally...
April 30, 2017 - 4:00am
April 25, 2017
Ruud, Heintzeman differ on environment policy
The Minnesota Legislature is in the middle of deciding what it really wants its environmental policy to be, and two Brainerd area legislators...
April 25, 2017 - 11:03am
April 21, 2017
Greater Minnesota listening sessions planned in area
The Cass County Outreach Committee organized several listening sessions for area residents to share the concerns of greater Minnesota with legislators. "Many residents of Cass County have expressed, as individuals, they feel that the legislative representatives do not listen to our...
April 21, 2017 - 4:20am
April 9, 2017
Who should pick road projects? MnDOT, lawmakers clash over 'earmarks'
ST. PAUL—As Minnesota leaders debate how much new money to put toward the state's roads, they're also fighting about a related issue: who...
April 9, 2017 - 5:32pm
April 3, 2017
Minnesota House OKs teacher licensing overhaul
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Legislature is moving ahead with what many agree is a long overdue overhaul of the way the state licenses educators....
April 3, 2017 - 9:57pm
March 30, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
ST. PAUL—Minnesota, like most states, is facing an opioid crisis. In 2016, Minnesota had a 20 percent increase over 2015 in opioid-related deaths. Hennepin County alone saw a 36 percent increase. To fully understand the rising rates of death, overdose and abuse, it's important...
March 30, 2017 - 10:02am