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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Local law enforcement escorts Special Olympics flame
VA Community Clinics offering Whole Health intro course
Jenkins: Council seeks dust control ahead of July 4
Play for Patrick hosts free cardiac screening for student athletes
WeARE to host annual fundraiser
Pony League Baseball: PR-B edges Baxter, falls to Aitkin
Track and Field: Engholm, Pierzinski named PL's field MVPs. Chaney, Johnson named track MVPs
7th-grade Thunder wins Summer Kickoff
Girls Golf: PR-B's Barchus 54th, Netland 60th
Boys Golf: PR-B's Raph 7th at state. PL's Seeling takes 15th, Neva 57th
Elven Ray Holloway
Robert "Bob" Masters
Karen Rose Johnson
Kathy Jo Riley
Methodists' stance on homosexuality divides the church
Grim's Grub: Gender equality created today's cafes
Faith: A call to love your neighbor
Senior Menus: June 17-21, 2019
Fielding Questions: Hope for a burning bush, a noxious flower and a new hedge
Sheriff's Corner: There are rules regarding water rafts on Minnesota lakes
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
letters to the editor
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: May 16-22, 2019
Tom & Peggy Woog
Births: May 3-15, 2019
April 8, 2019
Gordon joins PR-B Family Center
Amy Gordon has joined the Pine River-Backus Family Center as a family support specialist. Gordon has an associate's degree in early childhood...
April 8, 2019 - 10:00am
April 7, 2019
'It's a family affair': Pequot Lakes couple earns ovation for life of pageant work
John and Caroljean Weise have been involved in the world of pageants for 36 years, spending 22 of those years as directors of the Miss Pequot...
April 7, 2019 - 4:00am
April 6, 2019
Lake Country Faces: Nelson lends a hand where he can
Some individuals struggle to find the motivation to help others. For Pequot Lakes' Chad Nelson, it is second nature. The Pequot Lakes graduate...
April 6, 2019 - 4:00am
Veteran reaffirms faith in Americans with Wounded Warrior Project fundraiser. 61-year-old finishes walking from Bemidji to St. Cloud earlier than planned
Jerry Meadows made it on foot to St. Cloud from Bemidji—and he learned a few things along the way. "I feel totally blessed, gracious and...
April 6, 2019 - 3:00am
April 2, 2019
Veteran walks from Bemidji to St. Cloud for Wounded Warrior Project: Wife wanted to see Minnesota. She got more than she bargained for.
The Brainerd lakes area gets a lot of visitors, but not many like Jerry Meadows of Wahpeton, N.D. The 61-year-old disabled veteran left on foot...
April 2, 2019 - 3:00am
March 23, 2019
Lake Country Faces: Holm brings quirky, unique personality to Nisswa, takes over as chamber president
A bad day at work more than a dozen years ago prompted Holly Holm to leave her hometown for the Brainerd lakes area, and now she begins the next...
March 23, 2019 - 4:00am
March 22, 2019
PR-B Webelo Scouts advance to next level
Six Pine River-Backus Pack 73 Webelo Scouts were welcomed into the next level of Scouting in a crossing over ceremony Monday, March 4, during...
March 22, 2019 - 10:00am
March 16, 2019
Grand marshal: Nelson earns honor for her love of Crosslake
Teddy Nelson remembers the very first St. Patrick's Day parade in Crosslake in 1974. Now, at age 82, she will be honored in front of thousands...
March 16, 2019 - 6:00am
March 10, 2019
Lake Country Faces: McNamara stitches together memories for PR-B basketball seniors
The eighth generation of Pine River-Backus girls basketball seniors received "memory quilts" made of their old T-shirts as a parting gift from...
March 10, 2019 - 4:00am
February 24, 2019
Lake Country Faces: California native dreamed of becoming a true Minnesotan. Now, Foster volunteers her talents in Nisswa
California native Tina Foster knew from a young age that she wanted to live in Nisswa one day. Always an avid reader, Foster said: "I was the...
February 24, 2019 - 6:00am
February 17, 2019
Faces: United Way director learned from dad, golf - hails from Pine River
As the new executive director of the United Way of Cass and Crow Wing Counties, Kimberly Rollins, of Pine River, didn't always know what she...
February 17, 2019 - 6:00am
February 4, 2019
Becoming a superhero: Comic strip depicts local Boy Scout's lifesaving efforts
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Ben Soukup, Scout in Action! Not many people can say they've been immortalized as a superhero—but 19-year-old...
February 4, 2019 - 11:00am
February 3, 2019
Faces: Steffens brings new leadership to Fifty Lakes
Linda Steffens lived in Chicago for most of her life, but made the nine-hour drive to Fifty Lakes as often as possible to visit property she...
February 3, 2019 - 6:00am
January 20, 2019
Lake Country Faces: Wallin retires after 34 years as township clerk
Shirley Wallin never intended to be Pelican Township's clerk for nearly 34 years. A former township supervisor asked her to fill the position...
January 20, 2019 - 6:00am
January 13, 2019
Lake Country Faces: Runksmeier keeps Breezy Point running smoothly
Deb Runksmeier wasn't looking for a new job when she saw the posting for deputy clerk and office manager for the city of Breezy Point. The position...
January 13, 2019 - 6:00am