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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Fingers crossed: Pillager hosts turkey bingo
Teen driver dies in crash
Crow Wing County Community Services wins innovation award
'We're not those kids': BLC students create business, bust stereotypes
Coalition for Peace to hold peace vigil, pie social
Junior Hockey: North Iowa dominates North Stars
PL 8th-graders achieve perfect season
Girls hockey: Lightning win 2 of 3 to start season
Women's College Hockey: BSU, SCSU hope game in Brainerd Tuesday, Nov. 20, will be classic
Area Girls Hockey: Abear nets game-winner in Lightning victory
James M. Dullum
William D. O'Hara
Ileana "Kathy" Peterson
Workplace wellness conference aims to increase resiliency
Crow Wing Energized: Take control of the holidays
3 things for better health
Faith: Where did the chickadees go?
They had an idea. Now, they're wondering if it will work. An innovative community, collaborative project is tackling childhood trauma.
Bormett's Vignette: I can still be 'home for the holidays'
Guest Opinion: Soil and Water Conservation Districts: Ensuring funding for the boots on the ground
Veeder: A song for a new season
Hauser: What we leave behind
Wealth Column: Why new tax laws could change your 2018 tax filing
letters to the editor
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
Births: Oct. 28, 2018
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
October 2, 2018
Nominations sought for Teacher of the Year
Nominations are open through Nov. 15 for the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Eligible nominees must meet the following requirements: • Teach in a public or nonpublic pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade school, or in an Adult Basic Education or Early Childhood Family Education...
October 2, 2018 - 10:30am
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