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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Audubon to host Antarctica presentation
Emily: Council denies vacation request
Cass County absentee ballots available
Pine River-Backus School: Property values partially help drive levy increase
Tiger Talk: Inspire Trades is new to PR-B
Partners team up for local fish passage project funding
Football: Patriots fall to Rebels 20-18
Basketball: Clinics at CLC scheduled in October
Area Female Athlete: Wynn helps put the W in PR-B
Outdoor Notes for Sept. 23
John "Jack" T. Thomas
Martha L. Rach
Judith K. Lapke
Brainerd health care facility offers companions to terminally ill
Essentia clinics offer walk-in flu clinics, appointments
Coming Monday: No one dies alone
Grim's Grub: Let's shake things up a bit
Dear daughters, from Mom
As I See It: Why study history?
Uncharted: A hike, a speech and a loose-meat sandwich
Vogt's Notes: We welcome letters, but watch your word count
Letter to the editor: Thiede's value to Crow Wing County
Slow down to give and receive kindness
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 7, 2018
As I See It: Teachers matter too
To quote a recent St. Paul Pioneer Press article reprinted in the Brainerd Dispatch, "Minnesota has one of the nation's largest achievement gaps. ... Students of color, those who are learning English and students who have special needs or come from low-income families routinely struggle...
September 7, 2018 - 7:30am
June 21, 2018
PL teachers learn diversity through SEED Program
Teachers are often said to get more from students by establishing an understanding and personal relationship with each individual student. This...
June 21, 2018 - 4:00am
June 7, 2018
PR-B Graduation: We hope our beliefs inspire you in your next ventures
Tonight the two of us are honored that you chose us to be your speakers. You truly are an amazing class. As we reflect on your years at PR-B...
June 7, 2018 - 2:03pm
June 2, 2018
Pequot Lakes: Teachers approve contract agreement - Board to vote Monday
Pequot Lakes teachers approved two sequential two-year contracts Friday, May 25, to cover teachers through the 2020-21 school year. The school...
June 2, 2018 - 7:00am
May 17, 2018
PL School: Tentative agreement reached with teachers - Teachers to vote on contract May 25
After months of deliberation, the Pequot Lakes School District administration has reached a tentative agreement with Education Minnesota Pequot...
May 17, 2018 - 9:00am
April 28, 2018
Pequot Lakes School: Talks progress, but no contract yet for teachers
Both sides said discussions were productive, but a contract agreement was not reached between the Pequot Lakes School District and Education...
April 28, 2018 - 5:00am
April 9, 2018
Five Pequot Lakes teachers nominated for Teacher of the Year
Teachers from Education Minnesota Pequot Lakes recently nominated five teachers for Teacher of the Year in the district. The Teacher of the Year...
April 9, 2018 - 5:00am
February 27, 2018
Patriot Perspective: Coaching from the stands
Parenting is a difficult job. Few can claim to have all the answers, and no one is able to predict the outcome. Yet, there are some certainties in parenting that have proven themselves through the years. Encouraging children to take responsibility, to persevere through difficulty,...
February 27, 2018 - 3:30am
Patriot Perspective: Oh, and by the way, thank you
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." - William Arthur Ward. Recently, while walking the halls of the school, I was struck by the cleanliness of our high school. Nary a wrapper, broken pencil or well-chewed gum stuck to the floor...
November 27, 2017 - 6:30am
September 14, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to all teachers
Recently my wife and I, along with six other retired volunteers, had the pleasure of serving the welcome back chicken dinner, sponsored by Education MN Brainerd, for new and returning educators and their families. It was truly a joy to see and hear the excitement, enthusiasm, energy,...
September 14, 2017 - 7:30am
September 8, 2017
Meet the teachers: Pine River-Backus welcomes new teachers
Following are short biographies of new staff members at Pine River-Backus Schools: Name: Mackenzie Determan Hometown: Browerville Past teaching experience/education: I previously worked in outpatient private practices for the last three years. This is my first year in the schools....
September 8, 2017 - 5:30am
Minnesota on the verge of teacher licensing overhaul
ST. PAUL — The years-long task of overhauling Minnesota's way of licensing teachers has entered the home stretch. If lawmakers can resolve the differences in bills that have already cleared the House and Senate in a way that wins the approval of Gov. Mark Dayton, they can accomplish...
May 8, 2017 - 6:00am
March 16, 2017
Minnesota House advances changes to teacher layoff rules
ST. PAUL — Plans from Minnesota House Republicans to give local school leaders more control over which teachers are laid off faces difficult...
March 16, 2017 - 8:15pm
March 15, 2017
Seniority-based teacher layoffs debate to reignite at Minnesota Capitol
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House will debate legislation Thursday that could give local school leaders more control over which teachers get...
March 15, 2017 - 8:36pm
March 5, 2017
New teachers learn the ropes at Nisswa School
With the 2016-17 school year rapidly progressing, three local teachers new to the classroom shared some of the fun, surprising and encouraging...
March 5, 2017 - 7:52pm