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Madison Abraham was one of two students selected as this year's Students of Character by Sourcewell. Abraham's teacher Kim Sheley described her as "fiercely independent" and recognized her work ethic in her nomination. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Abraham's work ethic recognized with award
5 hours 56 min ago
April 14, 2019
Ashlynn Reynolds was selected as one of Pequot Lakes' two Students of Character by Sourcewell.
Reynolds honored for dedication to high school community
April 14, 2019 - 6:00am
April 6, 2019
Chad Nelson, along with his wife Lisa, has operated Insurance Brokers of Minnesota in Pequot Lakes for the past 12 years. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Nelson lends a hand where he can
April 6, 2019 - 4:00am
March 23, 2019
Holly Holm, new Nisswa Chamber of Commerce president, stands outside the chamber building Thursday, March 14. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Holm brings quirky, unique personality to Nisswa, takes over as chamber president
March 23, 2019 - 4:00am
March 16, 2019
Teddy Nelson, owner of Curious Belongings, will be the grand marshal of the 45th annual St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, March 16, in Crosslake. Submitted Photo
Grand marshal: Nelson earns honor for her love of Crosslake
March 16, 2019 - 6:00am
March 10, 2019
PR-B seniors Emma Templeton, Gabby Rainwater, Bailey Wynn and Alyssa Semmler receive quilts made by Linda McNamara (center) on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the PR-B girls basketball team's senior night. Ashley Smith / Echo Journal Correspondent
Lake Country Faces: McNamara stitches together memories for PR-B basketball seniors
March 10, 2019 - 4:00am
February 24, 2019
Tina Foster, center, enjoys the Winter Jubilee with her daughters Chloe Newton and Sophie Foster on Saturday, Feb. 16, in Nisswa. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: California native dreamed of becoming a true Minnesotan. Now, Foster volunteers her talents in Nisswa
February 24, 2019 - 6:00am
February 17, 2019
Kimberly Rollins, of Pine River, was recently named executive director of the United Way of Crow Wing and Cass Counties.
Faces: United Way director learned from dad, golf - hails from Pine River
February 17, 2019 - 6:00am
February 3, 2019
Linda Steffens sits in the city council chambers Monday, Jan. 14, at Fifty Lakes City Hall. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Faces: Steffens brings new leadership to Fifty Lakes
February 3, 2019 - 6:00am
January 20, 2019
Shirley Wallin holds a plaque she received upon retiring as Pelican Township clerk. Shown with her are granddaughter Samantha Loberg (left), town treasurer; her nephew's wife, Jody Wallin, town clerk; and town board members Bob Olson and Bruce Westerberg. Board member Bruce Galles participated via Skype. Submitted Photo
Lake Country Faces: Wallin retires after 34 years as township clerk
January 20, 2019 - 6:00am
January 13, 2019
Deb Runksmeier sits at her desk at city hall Thursday, Jan. 3, in Breezy Point. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Runksmeier keeps Breezy Point running smoothly
January 13, 2019 - 6:00am
December 30, 2018
Emily Skelton is the newest member of the Brainerd Lakes and Pequot Chambers of Commerce. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Faces: Skelton leads communities into the digital age
December 30, 2018 - 4:00am
December 23, 2018
Janel Andrus is the new face of Shear Grace, formerly known as Leigh's Hair Affair, owned by Leigh Metcalf (right). Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Faces: Hometown woman takes over hometown salon
December 23, 2018 - 6:00am
December 16, 2018
Kathy Faust serves quesadillas to kids during lunchtime Friday, Dec. 7, at Crosslake Community School. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Edible education: Faust leads food service at Crosslake School
December 16, 2018 - 4:00am
December 9, 2018
Muriel Erickson passes the "key to the library" to new Branch Manager Tami Beto on Nov. 30. Submitted Photo
Pine River: Beto arrives as new library branch manager - Erickson, Browser the library cat retire
December 9, 2018 - 4:00am
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