Pineandlakes Echo Journal
North Dakota State University’s Joe Haeg, a Lake Shore resident and 2011 Brainerd High School graduate, was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round of the National Football...
The National Joint Powers Alliance in Staples recently recognized 48 area high school students as Region 5 Rising Stars at the 25th annual Student Recognition Banquet. Those honored included Pequot Lakes High School students Allie Dischinger and Mikayla Horgen, and Pine River-Backus High School students Jennifer Holm and Angela Pederson.
A short segment of Derksen Road at Highway 371 in Pequot Lakes closed Monday, April 25, for about three weeks. The detour routes motorists to Morehouse Drive, about a half mile north of Derksen Road. Crews are preparing Derksen Road to become the future County Road 11 detour, which is expected to begin the week of May 16, after the Minnesota fishing opener weekend.
The Minnesota Design Team selected Crosslake and will visit the city Sept. 15-18. The Crosslake Economic Development Authority (EDA) submitted an application to the Minnesota Design Team, which is a professional organization that helps cities identify future direction by creating a visual perspective. The EDA had received a grant from the Initiative Foundation to submit the application. Over two years ago, many residents were involved in the Boomtown initiative. Out of those meetings came seven goals for the city: • Crosslake is open for business.
The city of Fifty Lakes will host an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at city hall to review the draft updated land use map. The purpose of the open house is to review the draft land use map that has been updated to reflect proposed amendments to the land use ordinance. Various land use districts are proposed to be removed while others are being added. With the proposed changes, many properties in the city will be reclassified.
In their April meeting, the Fifty Lakes City Council appointed two new members - Gordy Reller and council member Jay Weinmann - to the Golden Eagle Golf Course environmental committee, according to draft minutes of the council's meeting. Weinmann abstained from voting on the measure. The council also allowed the city fire department to purchase a charge card from Reed's Market for food supplies needed during fires.
50 years ago, April 29, 1966 (Headline) Backus Fire Department to sponsor smelt fry The Backus Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring a smelt fry (all you can eat) on Saturday, April 30, at the Backus Cafe, 5-9 p.m. (Advertisement) Free Chick Day, Friday, April 29. 25 free chicks per family. Please bring your own box. 25 years ago, April 25, 1991 (Advertisement) Your Cass County Recycling Project asks you to please help reduce the space taken up by plastic containers and "Step On It!" (Headline) Longville woman victorious at Senior Spelling Bee
Pequot Lakes' Alex Stoneshot a 71 in the opening round, and followed with an 82 Saturday to finish tied for third in the two-day Jordan Invite at Ridges at Sand Creek. Stone's was followed by Amanda Nies' two-day 173, Bella Abear's 191 and Alex Nelson's 199 as the Patriots placed third behind Lake City and Detroit Lakes with a team score of 716. Team scores: Lake City 632, Detroit Lakes 655, Pequot Lakes 716, Stewartville 743, Crookston 745, Marshall 747, St. Peter 756, Albert Lea 785, Jordan 785, Byron 826, Dassel-Cokato 927
Pine River and Backus fire departments used this house as a controlled burn training ground on April 16. The property was off Highway 64 west of Backus. Each team had at least one opportunity to enter the home and practice fire control.
Caitlin Murray Grade: 12 Hometown: Breezy Point Parents: Michael and Stephanie Murray Activities/hobbies/interests: Reading novels, soccer, volunteering, performing music and art. Future plans: I plan to attend the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., for social work. I hope to work for a nonprofit organization and/or work with foster and adoptive children.