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An airplane crashed at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Longville Municipal Airport, according to the Cass County's Sheriff's Department, resulting in non life-threatening injuries. Longville Fire Chief John...
The Pine River-Backus (PR-B) School Board on Monday, Sept. 15, approved a preliminary 2015 levy for the maximum amount. Discussion to approve the maximum levy amount did include some disagreement from board members Katy Botz and Jim Coffland. At the meeting and in personal phone calls to the Echo Journal, Coffland repeatedly said he wanted further discussion of lesser levy amounts or specific details on how the levy dollars would be spent.
Pine River-Backus (PR-B) High School's homecoming theme is The Roaring '20s, and this year the school is making the celebration special. In addition to PR-B's annual week of dress-up days, students are being encouraged to get into the spirit of the Roaring '20s by learning to swing dance. A dance teacher will guide a group of students in grades 9-12 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and a second group of seventh- and eighth-graders from 12:30-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26. The public is also invited to attend. Coronation will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept.
Ask Chris Kuehn, resident of Hackensack and owner of Detour North, and he will assure you that he got where he is today by no accident. It was always in his blood. Kuehn didn't grow up in Hackensack or a neighboring community. He grew up on the outskirts of Brooklyn Park with the Mississippi in his backyard. This was a vital part of Kuehn's upbringing. He didn't just like nature; he needed nature. "A super important part of it is our backyard was the Mississippi River north of the Cities. It was beautiful and I took advantage of that," Kuehn said.
Author Rhoda Fochs recently gave an audience at the Historic Pine River Depot a glance into Minnesota's lost past. Drawing from research done for her book, "Minnesota's Lost Towns, Northern Edition," Fochs educated the audience in the life cycle of boom towns as well as the classifications for "lost" towns. The audience at the Aug.
The former Edgewater Inn restaurant property in Breezy Point was donated to the city and the long-vacant building likely will be demolished. The Breezy Point City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 2, learned that property owners Jeff and Nancy Schoenwetter wanted to donate the property to the city before the next tax season. Much of the 3.9-acre, commercially zoned property is covered in wetlands.
Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Schools' business and economics teacher recently took a trip to Germany and hopes to use his experience there to enrich his classes. Kyle Bergem traveled to Germany through the Transatlantic Outreach Program designed for K-12 social studies educators. Bergem had heard of the trip during a workshop with the Minnesota Council of Economic Education at the University of Minnesota. As an economics teacher, Bergem qualified for the trip and applied.
For years a popular online bike sales company has had inventory warehouses in Jenkins and Crosslake. As of July 2, the Jenkins warehouse opened a front end retail store called Crow Wing Cycleworks. Ben Gibbs and Tom Maschhoff are the owners of Crosslake Sales and Randombikeparts.com, both popular online bicycle sales companies. They are popular for sake of their prices. "Crosslake Sales and Randombikeparts.com are probably one of the top 10 sellers on eBay in the cycling category.
The Fifty Lakes City Council in August adopted 11 amendments at the conclusion of an effort that city clerk/treasurer Karen Stern said has been in the works for two years. Ordinance amendments were changed primarily to improve definitions in former city ordinances. According to draft minutes from the council's Aug. 19 meeting, one ordinance was amended to better define the requirements for requesting a conditional use permit.
The Emily City Council in July approved a location for a cartway to develop an access to a landlocked piece of property. The Prinzing Cartway would give a landowner access to his property, though it is surrounded by private property on all sides. The Emily City Council is in the process of meeting to discuss the standards for the cartway, review the location and assess damages before any action is taken. According to the July 8 city council meeting minutes, the council approved a location for the cartway after finding that the property meets certain requirements.