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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Sheriff's advice: Stay off the ice - Temps not yet cold enough for foot, vehicle traffic
DNR commissioner delivers update to Crow Wing County Board
Brainerd City Council: Lager that lingers - City staff to review brewery odor regulations
State fire marshal investigates Crosby apartment fire
Crow Wing County schedules public hearing about budget, levy
Area Girls Hockey: Lightning shade Detroit Lakes in OT
Women's Hockey: U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame Faceoff Classic 'fantastic' event
Junior Hockey: North Iowa dominates North Stars
PL 8th-graders achieve perfect season
Girls hockey: Lightning win 2 of 3 to start season
Ileana "Kathy" Peterson
Brian Matthew Alexander
Grim's Grub: Try these techniques to smoke food
Community invitation to focus on childhood trauma and solutions
Workplace wellness conference aims to increase resiliency
Crow Wing Energized: Take control of the holidays
3 things for better health
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
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December 28, 2017
More than 30 years as Santa - Mick delivers gifts to children in need
Santa Claus came to the lakes area a day early this year. On Saturday, Dec. 23, Santa - aka Dave Mick - delivered presents and food to children...
December 28, 2017 - 8:00am
December 25, 2017
Editor's Note: The story below is a work of fiction by Hillman resident Jerry Johnson provided the Dispatch in the spirit of Christmas. Enjoy....
December 25, 2017 - 9:00am
December 17, 2017
She's a part-time elf, full-time physical therapist
Kids recognize her as Santa's helper Jingles the Elf at Pequot Lakes' Santa's Bobbin' into Town event each year. But underneath the sparkly makeup...
December 17, 2017 - 4:00am
December 15, 2017
Santa's Bobbin' into Town: Santa spreads holiday cheer in Pequot
Pequot Lakes celebrated the holiday season Saturday, Dec. 9, with its annual Santa's Bobbin' into Town event. Children filled the Cole Memorial...
December 15, 2017 - 6:00am
December 14, 2017
Santa to be at Ole and Lena's on Saturday
Ole and Lena's in Pine River will host its first ever lunch with Santa from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Santa's helpers will be hard at work providing pizza, drinks, games and photos with St. Nick and gifts for every child free of charge. Ole and Lena's is on Barclay Avenue...
December 14, 2017 - 8:30am
Looking Back - Dec. 14, 2017
40 years ago - Dec. 15, 1977 (Photo) Santa's sled wouldn't start in the -30 degree temperatures on Saturday morning in Pine River. One little boy waiting for him was heard to say, "I sure hope this doesn't happen on Christmas." (Photo) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Swann of Crosslake opened...
December 14, 2017 - 3:30am
December 9, 2017
The Last Windrow: The story of Clausey Sands
Everybody knows about the Grinch who stole Christmas. But, does anybody, other than my brothers and sisters, know about Clausey Sands? The distant and ill behaving relative of Santa Claus? The being that wore orange at Christmas time instead of red? The spirit who had mules pull his...
December 9, 2017 - 6:30am
December 7, 2017
Santa on water skis
Sean Kaneski gathered a group of friends for a winter water skiing excursion Friday, Dec. 1, on Gull Lake.
December 7, 2017 - 10:08am
Mayor's Notebook: Santa's Bobbin' into Pequot this weekend
This coming Saturday, Dec. 9, there are "big doings" in Pequot Lakes. Community Action of Pequot Lakes, with help from businesses and the library, will be sponsoring the sixth Santa's Bobbin' Into Town event. Starting promptly at 3 p.m. at the Cole Building, Robert the Magician will...
December 7, 2017 - 6:30am
Santa on skis? Water skiers welcome December with season's last outing
Santa Claus was spotted water skiing on Gull Lake Friday, Dec. 1. December water skiing has become a tradition for Pequot Lakes resident Sean...
December 7, 2017 - 4:00am
November 30, 2017
KLICK! - Families enjoy breakfast with Santa
Eating breakfast and visiting Santa Claus on the Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion has become an annual...
November 30, 2017 - 12:00pm
KLICK! - Nisswa turns into City of Lights
Temperatures in the 40s greeted those who filled the streets of Nisswa on Friday, Nov. 24, for the 36th annual Nisswa City of Lights Festival....
November 30, 2017 - 11:06am
Holiday at the Dam, bazaar/cookie walk set in Crosslake
The following holiday events will take place Saturday, Dec. 2, in Crosslake: • Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Craft Bazaar and Cookie Walk: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will feature local crafters offering their wares for sale at the bazaar. Auxiliary members each will make...
November 30, 2017 - 6:30am
November 23, 2017
Santa's Breakfast on tap Saturday in Crosslake
The Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Auxiliary will host its annual Santa's Breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, for area families and their children and grandchildren. Santa will be on hand to listen to all Christmas wishes and present each child with a bag of goodies...
November 23, 2017 - 5:30am
December 19, 2016
Browser column: Rudolph reminds us that bullying is not OK
Happy holiday season, friends and neighbors. With the onslaught of various holiday greetings and messages everywhere, I have been pondering the origins of some of these, for want of a better word, "things" that have become tradition - the colors of red and green, the tree with decorations,...
December 19, 2016 - 9:14am