Skip to main content
Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Agendas - Sept. 23
Pequot Lakes School: Board approves preliminary levy
Faces: Pequot Lakes police officer goes back to school as liaison
Making the Grade: Sept. 23, 2018
Police Blotter - Sept. 22, 2018
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
Golf results - Sept. 20, 2018
Judith K. Lapke
John "Jack" T. Thomas
Martha L. Rach
Coming Monday: No one dies alone
Grim's Grub: Let's shake things up a bit
Dear daughters, from Mom
Senior Menus: Sept. 24-28, 2018
Faith: Unity in a divided nation
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
June 1, 2018
NissWATCH program busts human trafficking myths - Parents learn how to keep kids safe on social media
What comes to mind after hearing the terms "sex trafficking" or "human trafficking?" For many, it's thoughts of a young girl or woman tied up...
June 1, 2018 - 7:00am
May 23, 2018
Nisswa 'Truth 911' hosts talk on sex trafficking
NISSWA—Six. The age of a child when they have their first encounter with a pornographic image. This was one statistic reported at an informational...
May 23, 2018 - 6:32pm
Symposium offered on dangers of sex trafficking, sexual assault
The symposium "One Loaf at a Time," which focuses on the dangers of sex trafficking and sexual violence, will be held Wednesday and Thursday,...
April 23, 2018 - 7:00am
April 5, 2018
Sex trafficking seminar April 25-26 in Hackensack
HACKENSACK—Linnea Dietrich of Hackensack and Lynnette Dirks-Tripp will offer a two-day seminar again this year to make people aware of sex trafficking in this area. Last year, 450 people attended a film presentation at Bear Pause Theater about this subject. This year, there...
April 5, 2018 - 1:30pm
January 28, 2018
Strategies for staying safe on social media suggested at YMCA
Accusations of sexual harassment by celebrities have dominated national headlines in recent months, but local parents may be more concerned about...
January 28, 2018 - 10:00am
January 22, 2018
Forum delves into shady practices behind sex trade
Area residents funneled into the Franklin Arts Center Thursday to shed light on the manipulative business practices behind sex trafficking—a...
January 22, 2018 - 4:00am
November 20, 2017
Minnesota program reaches more teens trafficked for sex
An evaluation of the state's Safe Harbor Program found most at-risk and sexually exploited youths in the program reported feeling more hopeful and better prepared for the future. Wilder Research completed its second evaluation of Minnesota's Safe Harbor program, a statewide system...
November 20, 2017 - 6:30am
November 6, 2017
Sex sting training nets actual arrest in Nisswa: Man faces felonies for soliciting juvenile
For more than 350 law enforcement officers at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa Thursday, a demonstration on disrupting demand for underage sex trafficking...
November 6, 2017 - 5:00am
September 14, 2017
Five men accused of soliciting children for sex in Woodbury
WOODBURY, Minn.—Five men were arrested in Woodbury during an undercover operation targeting people who solicit children for sex Wednesday,...
September 14, 2017 - 5:07pm
April 24, 2017
Charges dropped against Minn. woman accused of sex trafficking
April 24, 2017 - 8:07pm
March 29, 2017
Prosecutors: 'Uber' of sex trafficking rings busted in Twin Cities; also stretched into ND
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- In a Twin Cites’ suburb townhouse less than a half-mile from a Cottage Grove elementary school there was a brothel...
March 29, 2017 - 5:39pm
Sex trafficking presentations planned in Hackensack
Lynnette Dirks, Support Within Reach Walker office representative, informed the Cass County Board earlier this month about an upcoming film and...
March 29, 2017 - 6:45am
March 7, 2017
Charge: Minnesota woman forced developmentally disabled woman to be prostitute
LITTLE CANADA, Minn.—A Little Canada woman is accused of forcing a vulnerable adult who was temporarily living with her to work as a prostitute...
March 7, 2017 - 9:10pm
February 23, 2017
Prosecutors say Minnesota man was sex trafficker, while he says he was just women's driver
BLAINE, Minn.—The women didn't speak English, so they allegedly had DongZhu Jiang drive them to and from hotels and apartments where they...
February 23, 2017 - 9:23pm
May 5, 2016
Man forgoes trial, pleads guilty to prostitution solicitation
A 28-year-old Little Falls man charged in a law enforcement sting pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor last week for soliciting prostitution in a public place.
May 5, 2016 - 9:44am