Pineandlakes Echo Journal
For the third year in a row, two lakes area resorts were named to the Top 10 in the Midwest, according to Condé Nast Traveler. Nisswa-based Cote Family Destination's Grand View Lodge came in second overall, behind The American Club Resort in Kohler, Wisconsin. Condé Nast's readers gave Grand View a total score of 96.36 out of 100, which ranks it in the top 50 in the nation. The travel website determined the rankings by surveying more than 300,000 travelers.
ROSEVILLE – A resident of Pequot Lakes won a Northstar Cash jackpot worth $96,851. Gary Nutz claimed the prize at the Lottery’s headquarters in Roseville on Nov. 30. Nutz’s quick-pick ticket matched all of the winning numbers drawn on Nov. 29 to win the jackpot. Pequot Lakes Supervalu in Pequot Lakes, sold the winning ticket.
National Loon Center The third of three community meetings to share ideas for a National Loon Center in Crosslake will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Pine Peaks Event Center, 39957 Swanburg Road, Pine River.
Parade of Lights Week starts Saturday, Dec. 2, which is "Shop Local Day" in Pine River. Pick up a passport, get it stamped by participating businesses and be eligible to win a $200 grand prize at the end of the day.
Thanks to all who participated in signing the petitions to keep the All Veterans Memorial as it is at Trailside Park in Pequot. To those who aren't aware, there was a proposal by the city council earlier to move the memorial to a more prominent location when the city plans to totally redesign Trailside Park in the near future. The bill to move a 21-ton memorial would have been a joke. No logic or common sense to the whole idea.
The Patriot softball and tennis teams would like to thank Pequot Lakes Supervalu and our community for their generous support during our recent fundraiser before the Thanksgiving holiday. We really appreciate it! Coaches Bret and Monica Sergent, Players and parents
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department BURGLARY: Report on Nov. 25 at 9:44 p.m. of a burglary on County Road 39 in Pequot Lakes. CRASHES: Report on Nov. 22 at 3:21 p.m. of a property damage crash on County Road 1 in Emily. Report on Nov. 23 at 12:21 p.m. of a property damage crash on Pelican Beach Road in Merrifield. Report on Nov. 23 at 5:50 p.m. of a property damage crash on County Road 1 in Emily. THEFTS: Report on Nov. 22 at 8:12 a.m. of the theft of construction equipment on Birchdale Villa Drive in Pequot Lakes.
500 scores 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Tuesday, Nov. 21 Rich Davis, 4440; Bud Johnson, 3180; Delores Flategraff, 2880; Bill Ellis, 2810; Ed Kloncz, 2780. Carol Furnstahl won the door prize. Bridge scores Monday, Nov. 20 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. Owen Johnson, 5480; Donna Fleer, 3410; Florence DeLong, 3370. Tuesday, Nov. 21 Whitefish Golf Club
Community Bowl and Pizzeria, Pine River Men's League High Game First place: Troy Sewall, 269 Second place: Jerry Richards Jr., 267 (8) Third place: Greg Former, 267 (2) High Series First place: Jerry Richards Jr., 731 Second place: Bill Harding, 727 Third place: James Tayloe, 720 Women's League High Game First place: Mary Wynn, 246 (5) Second place: Janice Weaver, 223 (4) Third place: Lynette Nichols, 205 (5) High Series First place: Mary Wynn, 621
Rori Stumvoll, of Stumvoll Excavating, recently began clearing trails in Nisswa Lake Park. Using the tunnel under Highway 371, the connecting trails will lead walkers from downtown Nisswa through the woods and along Nisswa Lake. Wednesday, Nov. 22, a group that included representatives from the city, the park commission and Friends of Nisswa Lake Park toured the park to see the trail progress.