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May 2, 2018
Pequot Lakes firefighter Dustin Zeimert douses a grass fire Saturday evening, April 28, along the Paul Bunyan Trail north of downtown. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Brief rain no match for wildfire season - Fire danger still high; caution urged
May 2, 2018 - 4:00am
April 28, 2018
Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Pequot Lakes firefighter Dustin Zeimert douses a grass fire Saturday evening, April 28, along the Paul Bunyan Trail north of downtown.
Pequot Lakes grass fire
April 28, 2018 - 7:29pm
April 23, 2018
Firefighters chased a grass fire with flames that jumped across County Road 4 near Merrifield Monday, April 23. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Crews battle grass fire near Merrifield
April 23, 2018 - 9:13pm
April 2, 2018
'Climate Chaos in Minnesota' topic of talk
April 2, 2018 - 8:30am
March 27, 2018
A rotting beam and disintegrating shingles illustrate the need to replace the roof on the historic water tower and latrine building in Jay Cooke State Park. Built by the CCC in 1934, the building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Jay Cooke State Park facilities 'in crisis'
March 27, 2018 - 7:31pm
March 23, 2018
Feeding bans in central and north-central Minnesota are precautionary and were put in place surrounding two farms where multiple captive deer were infected with chronic wasting disease. Testing of hunter-harvested deer in these areas in fall 2017 did not detect CWD in the wild, but surveillance efforts will continue until the disease is not detected for three consecutive years. The bans remain in place through February 2019. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Deer feeding bans continue in 16 Minnesota counties
March 23, 2018 - 10:56am
March 10, 2018
The move toward new regulations was a response to anglers' concerns about the over-abundance of hammer-handle pike in much of central to north-central Minnesota; the low numbers of pike present in southern waters; and a desire to protect large pike in the northeastern part of the state. PineandLakes.com Illustration
New northern pike regulations coming for 2018 fishing opener
March 10, 2018 - 7:00am
February 15, 2018
A large bull moose moves through a Northeastern Minnesota forest during last year's aerial population survey. Moose numbers are fairly stable again this year but remain at a low level. Photo by Mike Schrage.
Minnesota moose numbers low but stable
February 15, 2018 - 4:30pm
February 3, 2018
Rebecca Bronder distributes rock wool sprouted plants to her hydroponics class at Back to Basics, Jan. 27.
Back to Basics: Solutions to invasives, climate change offered
February 3, 2018 - 5:00am
January 26, 2018
The idea for the dog park came from the Crosslakers group that worked with the Minnesota Design Team in the fall of 2016. Mike O'Connell, who is spearheading the effort, told the city council in a special meeting Thursday, Jan. 18, about the group's hope to put the park on a piece of Department of Natural Resources property at 14472 County Road 36. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Crosslake: Possible location identified for dog park
January 26, 2018 - 7:00am
December 28, 2017
Dave Mick, of Baxter, dresses up as Santa Claus each year and delivers gifts to children in the Christmas for Kids program in the Pequot Lakes and Nisswa area. He has been doing so for more than 30 years. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
More than 30 years as Santa - Mick delivers gifts to children in need
December 28, 2017 - 8:00am
December 8, 2017
Always heed ice safety tips to avoid tragedy
December 8, 2017 - 4:00am
December 5, 2017
South Long Lake neighbors EJ Swanson (left) and Terry Huber try to calm a deer they saved that fell through the ice into the frigid water. They helped the deer stand and then it ran away.
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South Long Lake men rescue 1 deer fallen through ice: 3 deer don't make it
December 5, 2017 - 5:00am
December 1, 2017
Crow Wing County: Board hears changes to AIS plan - County seeks public feedback
December 1, 2017 - 5:30am
November 17, 2017
"We expected the harvest to be greater," said Christine Reisz, area wildlife supervisor for the Brainerd DNR office. "A lot of those permit areas went from lottery to hunter's choice - although 242 went to "management" this year - so we liberalized the season, and folks could take either a doe or an antlered deer. PineandLakes.com Illustration
Deer hunting: First weekend harvest up 22 percent in lakes area
November 17, 2017 - 8:00am
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