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The Echo Journal covers eight area communities - Pequot Lakes, Pine River, Nisswa, Lake Shore, Breezy Point, Crosslake, Jenkins and Backus. We publish a print newspaper on Wednesdays - find us in area convenience stores and grocery stores - or please subscribe by calling 218-855-5897 or visiting

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Residents encouraged to continue reporting suspicious phone calls
Results from various leagues at local golf courses
He was first elected in 2018
Community Shred Day is Tuesday, May 24
The event is free to attend; a Master Gardener will speak on "Pests in your Garden and Landscape."
Both chambers now have option to donate through Venmo for Fourth of July fireworks shows
Crow Wing Power Community Trust Board's April Operation Round-Up grants total $61,600
Pequot Lakes Track and Field
Pine River-Backus Track and Field
Spring fair in Pine River, golf cart rodeo in Breezy Point on tap