Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Pequot Lakes Revolution dance team finished its season by hosting its annual year-end show on Saturday, Feb. 10. The show featured 13 jazz and kick performances from dancers of all ages, including the varsity team and the "Wee Petites. There was evening a Guy/Gal dance that saw couples in Vikings gear performing to arena music. Senior dancers were recognized and honored toward the end of the event.
500 scores 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Tuesday, Feb. 6 Carol Furnstahl, 3830; Ed Kloncz, 3610; Rich Davis, 3580; Leonard Blasing, 3580; Delores Flategraff, 3460. Jane Styndl won the door prize. Bridge scores Monday, Feb. 5 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. Jim Thompson, 4530; Butch Lodin, 4930; Tom McGrath, 4820. Tuesday, Feb. 6 Whitefish Golf Club, 12:30 p.m. Tom McGrath and Bruce Eastman, 30; Ginny Hersey and Carolyn Thompson, 30; Jim Thompson and Lane Weber, 29.5; Lorraine Northagen and Jennifer Knutson, 23.5.
Two men announced their intentions to seek state House seats Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Crow Wing County DFL caucus at Brainerd High School. Dale Menk, Brainerd, hopes to win the House District 10A seat held by current Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, who has announced plans to seek re-election. Menk grew up in Brainerd, Nisswa and Pine River, and graduated in 1996 from Pine River-Backus High School. He has worked for a local family-owned building construction company for more than 13 years, according to his website.
Low turnout stifled morale at some Republican caucus locations throughout Crow Wing and Cass counties Tuesday, Feb. 6, but others reported a successful evening of citizens discussing and shaping their party's platform.
Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, Art and Faith Gallery will host the exhibit "What's Left: Lives Touched by Suicide" Feb. 18-March 18 in the church's Celebration Center. It can be viewed weekdays and Sunday mornings. This multimedia exhibit intends to create a proactive dialogue regarding suicide and mental illness with the goal of reducing the stigma surrounding them. "What's Left" provides space for participating artists and the broader community to reflect on its impact and explores the use of artistic expression in the process of grieving, healing and hope.
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, representing Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, announced Friday, Feb. 9, that he would not seek re-election and instead will retire at the end of his current term this year.
The School Board of Crosslake Community School would like to make the following public statement regarding recent events.
Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 will serve breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb.18, at the American Legion Club. Menu includes choice of pancakes, bacon and eggs; or eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast. Both include juice and coffee for $6. The proceeds go to support youth scholarships.
I would like to thank the communities of Pequot Lakes, Crosslake and Pine River for another successful fundraiser we had Jan. 27 for Timber Bay youth. Bill Agens, Pine River Timber Bay area director
I don't like the idea of my tax dollar going to help anyone hooked on opioids IF that person had the freedom to make a conscious, informed decision to use them, for whatever reason. Exception would be a U.S. veteran hooked on them, who is suffering from battle wound pain, or a nonmilitary person suffering physical pain, and it is not his/her decision to resort to opioids. They deserve all the help society can give them.