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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
National Loon Center progress comes amid dire warnings. Advocate decries vulnerability of state bird
Students visit Pequot Lakes Historical Society museum
Pine River-Backus School: Strategic planning shows common themes. District strong in celebrations, needs to improve communication
Motorcycle crashes into power pole, seriously injuring 2
Crow Wing County: County improves property tax, value information on website
4th-grade hoopsters perform at year-end party
Rescuing a raptor: Neighbors, volunteers return eaglet to nest
Trolling for the Troops thanks veterans for their service
Golf results - June 13, 2019
Auto Racing: Superbikes take on BIR's historic track for Double Sprints this weekend
Lewis Adams Hudson
Gordon W. Stobb
Michael D. Bjerkness
Grim's Grub: Gender equality created today's cafes
Faith: A call to love your neighbor
Senior Menus: June 17-21, 2019
Card games: June 3-7, 2019
Maple Hill Church to hold annual brat sale
Ask a Trooper: Across the line
Sheriff's Corner: ATV season is here, so be sure to ride safe
The Last Windrow: Corn field mistake acknowledged 30 years later
Vogt's Notes: Stop to offer up prayers for crash victims
Letter to the editor: Pride is not self-respect
letters to the editor
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: May 16-22, 2019
Tom & Peggy Woog
Births: May 3-15, 2019
June 14, 2019
Crosslake-Fifty Lakes Legion donates materials to build ramp
With material purchased by Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post 500, volunteers gathered to make a ramp for a local disabled veteran. Without...
June 14, 2019 - 10:00am
May 26, 2019
Pine River-Backus Family Center: More volunteers are always welcome
This is a reminder to our communities that the work the staff and volunteers at the Pine River-Backus Family Center do is not about inventing...
May 26, 2019 - 10:00am
May 14, 2019
Pine River-Backus Family Center: Help support free community meals
Helen Keller once said, "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do much." Initiated by Chefs Brian and Kristy from Trout Lake Camp, a small group met to explore the option of providing a weekly free community supper in both Backus and Pine River. Simon Whitehead, Cass County health...
May 14, 2019 - 4:30am
May 11, 2019
Good Sam bowling fundraiser celebrates sweet 16
The Pine River Good Samaritan Society held its annual bowling fundraiser at Community Bowl and Pizzeria on Monday, May 6. This was the 16th year...
May 11, 2019 - 8:00am
March 22, 2019
Pine River-Backus Family Center: Attend fundraiser Sunday to help feed the hungry
This morning, eight deer were lined up on my driveway with a couple others in the yard and a group of 30 turkeys hanging close by on the edge of the woods. This is what happens when you start to feed a couple skinny-looking deer. They are waiting for the breakfast bell to ring. It...
March 22, 2019 - 7:30am
January 2, 2019
Pine River-Backus Family Center: Businesses can fill volunteering needs
Among our favorite resolutions each new year is volunteering our time to help people. Although this is a very altruistic goal and, frankly, needed, it is so hard for busy young families to find the time to commit. In our world today, it is necessary for both parents to work and our...
January 2, 2019 - 2:30am
December 24, 2018
Pine River-Backus Family Center: Year in reflection
As the year closes, the Pine River-Backus Family Center becomes reflective on what the world around us looks like. Have we progressed or regressed? With our programming, did we make a difference in 2018, and what are our goals in 2019? New challenges await us while the challenges...
December 24, 2018 - 2:30am
December 23, 2018
Salvation Army newbies roll with the punches, tackle challenges
They're not in Kansas anymore, Toto. Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army Lts. Scott and Jennifer Ruse find themselves now in Minnesota—during...
December 23, 2018 - 7:00am
December 7, 2018
Corporate Advised Fund assists businesses with charitable donations
The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation recently unveiled a new initiative to assist businesses with their charitable community donations.
December 7, 2018 - 10:30am
December 4, 2018
Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen receives record-breaking donation
It was one for the record books—a feel-good, lump-sum donation to a Brainerd nonprofit—that will help ensure those hungry will always...
December 4, 2018 - 7:00am
November 6, 2018
Pine River Area Food Shelf: Help feed hungry families on holidays
Memories of holiday meals gathered with family and friends are very uplifting. Can you imagine not being able to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas...
November 6, 2018 - 10:00am
October 22, 2018
RREAL, Humphrey School students team up for 'Solar for Humanity'
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance in Backus is contributing to research into methods to expand solar energy arrays into Habitat for Humanity...
October 22, 2018 - 8:00am
October 16, 2018
PR-B Family Center: Fundraiser will help fill shelves at food shelf
Winters can be a harsh time here in God's country. We spend our energy trying to keep warm, navigating icy roads and trying to schedule our lives...
October 16, 2018 - 8:00am
October 12, 2018
Humphrey School students and RREAL team up for 'Solar for Humanity'
BACKUS—The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance is contributing to research into methods to expand solar energy arrays into Habitat for Humanity...
October 12, 2018 - 2:00pm
October 9, 2018
Pequot Lakes man named volunteer organization president
Pequot Lakes resident Raymond Kuntz was elected president of the Minnesota Association of Healthcare Volunteers at its recent annual conference....
October 9, 2018 - 5:30am