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Our top stories from 2021

At the Pine and Lakes Echo Journal, we are honored to share the unique and compelling local stories of our community and work hard to keep you informed. In 2021, we published more than 3,100 articles sharing the news and stories that matter to you. As we welcome a new year, let’s reflect on some of the top stories from 2021 that connected our community.

Pine River teenager hopes her story of achievement after becoming a mother at age 16 inspires others to succeed

In hopes of inspiring other teens in the same situation, a Pine River teenager shares her story about not giving up on her dreams after finding out she was pregnant at age 15.

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‘Parents for Pequot’ gather to discuss equity issues

Pequot Lakes parents hold a meeting to discuss the video posted by the school’s superintendent along with other issues concerning equity and diversity in the school district.

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Pequot Lakes teachers save capsized boaters on Sibley Lake

What started out as a simple boat ride ended in an act of courage as two local teachers saved five people from a capsized boat.

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Beryl Novak has lived alone in his one-room deer shack for 44 years. That’s the way he likes it.

Since 1977 Beryl Novak has called the northern woods of Minnesota home. After purchasing 40 acres of land and moving a one-room shack to the site for deer hunting, Novak liked it so much he moved in for good.

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Homegrown couple realize dream with Minnesota Traders

A local couple opens the doors to Minnesota Traders, a smorgasbord of business offerings on Government Drive in Pequot Lakes.

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