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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
MnDOT training program at Camp Ripley to prepare snowplow operators for winter
Flu vaccination clinics available for eligible veterans across central Minnesota
SWCD offers free forest management seminar for landowners
Brainerd breaks record Sunday with 86-degree temp
Airport marketing team to meet
Area Girls Tennis: Patriots, Pioneers score victories
Area Girls Tennis: Pequot Lakes dominates Mid-State Tournament
Area Volleyball: PR-B Tigers win Neprud Tournament at C-I
Fashion-forward feathered friend
Terry L. Alholm
Shirley J. Englin
Victory "Vickie" Brogger
Philip E. Peterson
Dr. Rudd B. Thabes
A Matter of Balance: Reducing risk of falling
Chef's Hat: Cooking in cast iron cookware
Fall for apples
3 things for better health - Sept. 17
Faith: A husband's nightmare
The Last Windrow: Pheasant hunt memories remain crystal clear
Sheriff's Corner: Cass County utilizes new warning notification system
The Cracker Barrel: 'The Giving Tree'
Pete's Point: New publication covered northern communities 35 years ago
Letter to the editor: Time for a change
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
June 17, 2018
Lake Country Faces: Meier ends career on positive note
After 34 years with the Pine River-Backus School District, teacher Nancy Meier was perfectly qualified to retire. A bout with cancer approximately...
June 17, 2018 - 7:00am
June 7, 2018
Allen to speak at Pequot Lakes Historical Society
One of the last one-room schoolhouse teachers, Dorothy Bahma Allen, will visit the Pequot Lakes Historical Society at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Cole Memorial Building. Stop in, visit and reminisce about what life was like for a teacher in a small, one-room country schoolhouse....
June 7, 2018 - 2:30am
April 19, 2018
Pequot Lakes: "Mr. B", Sean Bengtson named Teacher of the Year
Students call him Mr. B. And they simply can't wait for his class each day. "Everyone wants to be in Mr. B's class," Kari Norton said of fellow...
April 19, 2018 - 5:00am
June 5, 2017
Faces: Teacher of the Year shares her journey to speech-language pathology
After changing her college major five times, Teri Kaminski Peterson landed on speech, language and hearing sciences. Now, as a speech pathologist...
June 5, 2017 - 4:00am
March 23, 2017
One-room schoolhouse student, teacher reunite - One is 96, the other 107
An unlikely class reunion took place at Pine River's Good Samaritan Nursing Home in February. Pequot Lakes resident Irene Olson, now 96, attended...
March 23, 2017 - 7:45am
February 10, 2017
Pequot Lakes teacher 'saws' a good time down under - Wiste competes in chainsaw carving contest in Australia
Competing among the best of the best, Molly Wiste carved her way to Melbourne, Australia, as a participant in the 2017 Australian Chainsaw Carving...
February 10, 2017 - 10:09pm
September 8, 2016
Recent college graduate returns to classroom: Nisswa welcomes fourth-grade teacher
From college football player and aspiring coach to fourth-grade teacher. That's how Adam Langan ended up in Nisswa. "I kind of lost interest...
September 8, 2016 - 8:52am
November 19, 2015
Pequot Lakes School District: School board approves teacher agreement
In its Monday, Nov. 16, meeting, the Pequot Lakes School Board unanimously approved its contract with Education Minnesota Pequot Lakes (EMPL) for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. The district began negotiations with the EMPL in April and reached a tentative agreement with...
November 19, 2015 - 9:41am
September 9, 2015
Pequot Lakes: School district, teachers nearing agreement
After weeks of negotiating, the Pequot Lakes School District and Education Minnesota Pequot Lakes (EMPL) are nearing a positive conclusion. "We are very close to having a tentative agreement with our teachers," Superintendent Chris Lindholm said. "We had a long negotiation session...
September 9, 2015 - 11:28am
May 27, 2015
26 years later, Wangberg to retire from PR-B
During the 1989-90 school year, the Pine River-Backus School District hired a teacher who would eventually start a very popular tradition. Lynn...
May 27, 2015 - 10:51am
May 15, 2015
Pequot Lakes School District: Skaaland named Teacher of the Year
Pequot Lakes High School industrial technology teacher Dan Skaaland was named the district's Teacher of the Year on Wednesday, May 6. "It's...
May 15, 2015 - 11:02am
March 2, 2015
PR-B Pie Fest
Students at Pine River-Backus school celebrate February's I Love to Read month by competeing to see who can read over 1,000 hours during the...
March 2, 2015 - 2:18pm
January 7, 2015
Pequot Lakes: Teachers, board address new evaluation model
During a work session Monday, Jan. 5, the Pequot Lakes School Board - along with a few teachers and administrators from the district - examined a newly implemented teacher evaluation model, known as the Marzano model, which was put in place in June. The primary focus of the Marzano...
January 7, 2015 - 11:44am
November 25, 2014
PR-B teacher to retire at end of a banner year
"It's been a surreal year. I had all that and now I'm retiring, too," said Jean Grev Schmidt, smiling. Schmidt, known at Pine River-Backus...
November 25, 2014 - 3:11pm
October 2, 2014
PR-B teacher to receive 3M Innovative Economic Educator Award
The Minnesota Council on Economic Education (MCEE) will honor Kyle Bergem, a Pine River-Backus High School teacher, at its annual EconFest celebration Oct. 23 at Thrivent Financial in Minneapolis. Bergem will receive the 3M Innovative Economic Educator Award, which recognizes educators...
October 2, 2014 - 1:37pm