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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
No rest for the snow-weary: More snow in the forecast
Pine River-Backus recognizes School Board Recognition Week
Baxter City Council: Streets project on docket for new Baxter Elementary
Rollover injures 2 passengers
Legislators address Crosslake loon center funding, other issues
Girls Basketball: Tiger girls win two
Boys Basketball: Tigers win 3, improve to 18-4. Raph, Hirschey both get 1,000th point
Athletics: Pequot spring sports meeting scheduled
PL 7th-graders take Mid-State crown
Wick takes 1st, 3rd in Duluth
Douglas T. Imgrund
Charles F. Zwisler Jr.
Joel Brian Carlson
Charles "Chuck" William Halstead
Chef's Hat: For a fast, easy, healthy dish, try salmon
Women can reduce risk of heart disease with diet, exercise
3 things for better health - Feb. 18
Jake Haapajoki took his own life as a teen. But his 'Smiles' live on.
Faith: God shows how much He loves us
As I See It: Illegal immigration - do the political math
Letter to the editor: A question of ethical accountability
From the Lefthand Corner: We truly are surrounded by good in Echoland
The Cracker Barrel: A sense of wonder
Mayor's Notebook: Participate in changing Breezy Point for the better
letters to the editor
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY
Births: Jan. 15, 2019
Dayne Fox- Jennah Fox
Open House For Cecil Kottschade
May 17, 2017
Pine River Chamber to host wine/beer/spirits tasting fundraiser
Advance tickets are on sale for the fourth annual Pine River Chamber of Commerce wine/beer/spirits tasting and silent auction fundraiser, which will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Bites Grill & Bar. Tickets are available for $20 at the Pine River Chamber Information Center,...
May 17, 2017 - 3:08pm
March 8, 2017
Tiger boys fall to Verndale
Brady Raph led the way with 15 points and the Pine River-Backus Tigers boys basketball team fell to Verndale 68-40 in the regular season finale Friday, March 3. We played a very good first half," coach John Riewer said. "Unfortunately, in the second half we couldn't put the ball in...
March 8, 2017 - 2:25pm
February 9, 2017
Girls hockey: Lightning rout Storm
Freshman Lou Kosloski scored a natural hat trick as the Northern Lakes Lightning girls hockey team bested the Morris-Benson Storm 7-0 in the...
February 9, 2017 - 10:11pm
January 4, 2017
Patriot girls fall to Barnesville in Classic final - Pequot Lakes suffers first loss of season
The Pequot Lakes Patriot girls' basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, but still finished second at the Wheaties Wallin Holiday...
January 4, 2017 - 10:33am
Lightning boys first in River Falls Invite
The Northern Lakes Lightning boys hockey game ended 2016 on a high note, capturing the championship trophy at the Wildcat Hockey Tournament in...
January 4, 2017 - 10:31am
December 15, 2016
DNR finds zebra mussels in Leech Lake
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in their larval stage in two locations in Leech Lake in Cass County. The DNR has found no adult zebra mussels in the lake, but the locations and numbers of zebra mussel larvae, called veligers, indicate a reproducing...
December 15, 2016 - 8:53pm
December 8, 2016
Backus Legion to host Kid's Christmas Party Dec. 17
The annual Backus American Legion Auxiliary Kid's Christmas Party will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Legion club rooms, Highway 371 and 87 West. For children age 10 and under, the party includes a visit from Santa, a complimentary lunch, goodie bags...
December 8, 2016 - 10:36am
Inside the Outdoors: Deer disease is a less familiar kind of invader
Minnesotans have become all too familiar with what are known as "invasive species." Some are plants, like Eurasian watermilfoil, which can take over shallow water environments, choke out native vegetation and make navigation and recreational use next to impossible. Others are animals,...
December 8, 2016 - 9:44am
North Stars fall to Lumberjacks
The Breezy Point North Stars started the month of December with a 4-1 loss to the Granite City Lumberjacks on Friday, Dec. 2. It is only the Stars' third loss in the past two months, all of them at the hands of the Lumberjacks. After a scoreless first period, Granite City jumped out...
December 8, 2016 - 9:44am
December 7, 2016
Tigers Suffer First Loss to Menahga
Alyssa Semmler led the Pine River-Backus Tigers with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds as they suffered a narrow 57-50 loss to the Menahga Braves for their first game of the season Tuesday, Nov. 29. The Tigers were only down by two points at the half 29-27, but they had...
December 7, 2016 - 1:09pm
Patriot boys host preseason scrimmage
The Pequot Lakes Patriots boys basketball team invited Sauk Centre, Verndale, Walker and Fargo North to the Patriot Athletic Center Saturday,...
December 7, 2016 - 1:04pm
November 30, 2016
Inside the Outdoors: Reasons for Thanks Can be Many, and Simple
I'm a sucker for inspiring words. In a life where we can find plenty of cause to be disappointed and cynical, I'm always on the lookout for reasons to be hopeful and content. Words, spoken or written, sometimes point us in the direction of hope and contentment. I encountered a few...
November 30, 2016 - 11:27am
November 29, 2016
North Stars' win streak snapped by Lumberjacks: Team rebounds with big win over New Ulm
The Breezy Point North Stars hockey team's 10-game winning streak finally came to an end on Wednesday, Nov. 23, when the team fell to the Granite...
November 29, 2016 - 11:10am
November 23, 2016
"Optional" Leaves State Conservation Stamps in Limbo
I'm not the most organized guy, as some who know me will readily confirm. Occasionally this leads to risky habits, like failing to open mail in a timely manner. I was reminded of this recently when a piece of mail that had gone missing was found as I sorted through my "examine and...
November 23, 2016 - 3:05pm
November 16, 2016
CRMC to host craft sale Saturday
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's 28th annual craft sale will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Care Center's activities room. Crafts and seasonal baked goods from residents and area artists will be available. The public is welcome to attend; there is no admission...
November 16, 2016 - 1:26pm