Pineandlakes Echo Journal
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Crow Wing County Sheriff's deputies pursued a suspect who fled on foot at about 9:40 a.m. Sunday morning from a residence on 5 Mile Road east of Brainerd. The 31-year-old...
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday issued a proclamation declaring Oct. 22, to be "Jacob Wetterling Day" in the state of Minnesota, which marks the 27th anniversary of his kidnapping,...
On Sept. 23, Crosslake Planning and Zoning will consider Gerald Woody's request for nine variances on County Road 16, government lot 2, section 17, to build a 1,040-square-foot house, 958 square-foot deck and 676 square-foot garage. This is not in keeping with the neighborhood, environment or laws. Forty-five years ago setbacks were established. In this particular case, the lake setback would overlap with the road setback by a foot. This location is on a curve of the road and a likely location for an accident.
On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, two area alpaca farms, along with alpaca owners from across the United States and Canada, will invite the public to come to their farm or ranch to meet their alpacas and learn more about them, including the luxury fiber they produce. Foothills Alpaca Farm From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Foothills Alpaca Farm will welcome guests for activities, including spinning demonstrations.
This presidential election season has been going full speed for the past year with Senate and congressional following close behind. It is distressing to see the same old players spouting their same old rhetoric - "This politician is ineffective," and "That politician is not truthful" in editorials, opinion pieces, letters to the editor and media advertising. You can fill in the blanks. But, as voting citizens, we have a duty to look beyond the rhetoric and to look deeper into ourselves to decide who to cast our ballot for.
Edina Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently announced that Andrew Blaeser joined its Crosslake sales office. A 19-year resident of the Brainerd lakes area, Blaeser lives in Pequot Lakes. Before joining Edina Realty, Blaeser worked at Snap Fitness in Pequot Lakes as a personal trainer. Blaeser will specialize in working with first-time homebuyers, as well as those looking for lake homes.
Storyteller and historian Alan Bohme will host a Gangsters of Minnesota workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Pequot Lakes High School. The workshop fee is $5 with a minimum of five people required. For questions or to register, call Pequot Lakes Community Action at 218-568-9200.
Guardians who transport children under age 9 are invited to have their car seats inspected and installed by a nationally trained child passenger safety technician from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Bring your car seat installed in your car with your children, and the trained technicians will evaluate if the car seat is the proper size for the child, if it is installed properly, and answer any questions about car seat safety. This is not a distribution site; participants must bring their own car seat or seats.
I learned when stopping in at the Pequot Library that two of my highlighted-self-help books had been checked out, and the permanent library copy had been moved to fill the spot of the two checked out, next to the Korean translation copy "Temporo mandibular joint." This is good news!