Echo Journal staff photo April 2022

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Senior Nutrition Program offers weekday meals at Heartland Apartments
BURNSVILLE โ€” The Central Lakes Thunder eighth grade girls basketball team took first place in the MYAS Gopher State Spring Series Tournament on Saturday, May 20, in Burnsville. They beat Wis City White, Sartell 8, and Grand Forks Swish to take home first place T-shirts. Players on this team are from Pequot Lakes and Pine River.
Take a look at just some of what was on the Echo Journal's e-paper pages in the last week at
BREEZY POINT โ€” The Breezy Point Area Women's Club raised $755 during the Breezy Point Aviation Days on Saturday, May 6.
Mentorship, dictionary and more programs help area students thrive
A look at police reports in the northern Brainerd lakes area - Cass and Crow Wing counties.
Play 500 in Pine River or bridge in Ideal Township
Band from Crosby will play at May 28 worship service at Pine River United Methodist
Results from various leagues at local golf courses
Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus Boys Golf