Skip to main content
Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Lakes area should brace for 5-7 inches of snow
Pine River-Backus School District: Bond referendum details explained
Backus Senior Center shares events
Community mourns the loss of 'Mad Hugger' Joe Plut
Nisswa: Fire department to buy turnout gear washer/dryer
Area Girls Basketball: PR-B the better of the Tigers
Area Boys Basketball: PR-B scores 9-point win
Area Wrestling: Road Crew runs away with team title
PL 6th-graders 3rd in St. Cloud
Inside the Outdoors: Ice fishing shelters have evolved in new directions
Karen Maxine Lee
Martha Czech Brady
Alfred 'Al' A. Sorem
Joseph Louis Plut Jr.
Boost your immune system and fight colds with probiotics
3 things for better health - Jan. 21
Pine River United Methodist Church makes donation
Senior Menus: Jan. 21-25, 2019
Faith: Encouragement for a discouraged world
From the Lefthand Corner: 2020 run for president beginning now
The Cracker Barrel: 'Norwegian Wood'
The Last Windrow: An acre of dirt
Danecdotes: Weekend getaway a nice change of pace
Opinion: Foreign aid, adjust and repair
letters to the editor
Births: Jan. 15, 2019
Dayne Fox- Jennah Fox
Open House For Cecil Kottschade
Births: Nov. 25, 2018
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
December 17, 2018
Mix of Pequot Lakes businesses open
At least three new businesses opened their doors in Pequot Lakes in recent months, including a Japanese furniture and décor store called Asian...
December 17, 2018 - 4:00am
December 9, 2018
The last Christmas: Love Lake Trees to close
Hidden from view along a country lane north of Baxter is a humble meadow dotted with young evergreens. But for many lakes area families, it's...
December 9, 2018 - 1:25pm
November 26, 2018
Gull Dam Brewing Co. owners announce closure, retirement
NISSWA—After four years, Mark and Barb Anderson, owners of Gull Dam Brewing Co., announced their plans to retire and shutter the Nisswa...
November 26, 2018 - 9:20pm
November 16, 2018
And the winner is ... Knotty Pine Bakery. Bakery wins $50,000 prize in Destination Downtown Business Challenge
Marie Kirsch's vision to create a modern take on her grandmother's kitchen for a downtown Brainerd bakery is the winner of the Destination Downtown...
November 16, 2018 - 3:46pm
November 14, 2018
Destination Downtown spotlight: Sourdough Sam's Cook Shanty offers feast of opportunity
As a finalist for the $50,000 prize with the Destination Downtown Business Challenge, Mark Nesheim's vision for Sourdough Sam's Cook Shanty creates...
November 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
October 27, 2018
Finalists vie for 2nd Destination Downtown business prize
Three finalists are now in the final stretch before the winner of the second Destination Downtown Business Challenge is named next month. Dreams,...
October 27, 2018 - 7:00am
September 5, 2018
Progress: Brainerd business owner breaks glass ceiling - Former employee buys auto glass business from founder
Business owner Karen Pederson is more comfortable with grease under her fingernails than talking about herself or Greenheck Auto Glass Inc. in...
September 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
Progress: Mother-daughter profit from sew-sew work
RANDALL—When Janelle Johnson looked at the former creamery in Randall seven years ago, she didn't see an old building that was used to...
September 5, 2018 - 11:00am
August 31, 2018
Progress: Deerwood ice hockey camp is fun for all - Olympian's dream keeps growing
DEERWOOD—What started out as nothing but a failed figure skating camp and a dream has become a hockey camp and summertime fun destination...
August 31, 2018 - 10:47pm
May 28, 2018
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—One of the longest-standing historical businesses in Detroit Lakes is closing. The front windows of the Norby's Department...
May 28, 2018 - 9:14pm
May 19, 2018
Purple Fern opens in downtown Brainerd
Brenda Billman-Arndt, Brainerd's Destination Downtown Business Challenge winner, no longer has to dream to open her own boutique. All she has...
May 19, 2018 - 6:00am
March 13, 2018
Brainerd businesses brace for downtown street project
For 123 businesses within the "critical area" in downtown Brainerd—or, businesses situated near the South Sixth Street construction project—it...
March 13, 2018 - 6:00am
March 10, 2018
Walters opens Black Bear Outdoor Power Specialties
Tom Walters, former owner of the bowling alley in Pine River for 23 years, has reverted to a passion he had long before getting into the business...
March 10, 2018 - 3:00am
February 6, 2018
Bernabei to speak at Blue Ox Success Series in Pequot Lakes
The Blue Ox Business Academy Success Series will host a session called "4 Cornerstones + Thought Circles & Tornadoes" with speaker Paul Bernabei...
February 6, 2018 - 3:00am
January 23, 2018
Crosslake Town Square growth is focus in 2018
Crosswoods Development, LLC announces a renewed focus on Crosslake Town Square this year. With new housing projects set to go up around Crosslake...
January 23, 2018 - 6:00am