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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Susan G. Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure: Breast cancer survivor promotes education
Making the Grade: June 24, 2019
Falls prevention: A Matter of Balance
Larson graduates from basic military training
Agendas - June 23
Stock Car Racing: Winning and racing more than a hobby for Gonskas
Inside the Outdoors: A bug for every season
Golf results: June 22, 2019
Rescuing a raptor: Neighbors, volunteers return eaglet to nest
Baseball: Meister named MVP for Patriots
Paul D. MacPherson
George J. Reed
Vicki Lynn Glunz
Joanne Mae Drew
Three easy ways to start your day with vegetables
Ask the Master Gardener: It's been a slow start to the growing season
Faith: Father's Day reflection
Senior Menus: June 24-28, 2019
Card games: June 10-14, 2019
The Last Windrow: Sorting through life's accumulations
Danecdotes: A new appreciation for 'the little things'
Opinion: What do Americans want?
Letter to the editor: President, country deserve respect
Sheriff's Corner: There are rules regarding water rafts on Minnesota lakes
letters to the editor
Births: May 29-June 16, 2019
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: May 16-22, 2019
Tom & Peggy Woog
June 23, 2019
RREAL's Bjelland makes national 30 Under 30 list
Erica Bjelland, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance program development specialist, received a professional accolade for her involvement in the solar...
22 hours 34 min ago
June 12, 2019
RREAL wraps up central Minn. Solar for Schools installations and adds native vegetation
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance recently completed its regional Solar for Schools project, bringing two more systems online: a 330kW solar...
June 12, 2019 - 10:00am
After 20 years, Edens to resign from RREAL
With a mixture of sadness and gratitude, the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance board of directors announced the resignation of its founding executive director, Jason Edens. Under Edens' leadership, RREAL has grown from a small, grassroots organization to a national thought leader on...
May 12, 2019 - 8:30am
April 11, 2019
SOLAR SAVINGS: Superintendents say savings may be higher than estimated
Now that the Pine River-Backus and Pequot Lakes school districts have wrapped up a long-awaited solar installation project, they are finding...
April 11, 2019 - 4:00am
March 27, 2019
Pine River-Backus School: School to highlight solar program
Elementary school Principal Rick Aulie announced to the Pine River-Backus School Board on Monday, March 18, that discussions have begun on curriculum...
March 27, 2019 - 4:00am
February 4, 2019
PR-B School District now home to large solar array
PINE RIVER—The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance recently completed its 808-kW solar array at the Pine River-Backus School District, making...
February 4, 2019 - 7:00am
December 27, 2018
State commission recommends funding for solar power project
The White Earth Nation Community Solar for Community Action project, led by the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance in Backus, recently received support from the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.
December 27, 2018 - 7:30am
November 12, 2018
Local solar nonprofit seeks to innovate energy assistance
Vermont is pioneering the future of energy assistance as part of a nationwide challenge in partnership with a Minnesota-based clean energy nonprofit....
November 12, 2018 - 9:00am
October 27, 2018
Solar array going up at Pine River-Backus School
After years of background work, a solar garden is finally being installed at the Pine River-Backus School location. Construction began shortly...
October 27, 2018 - 4:00am
October 22, 2018
RREAL, Humphrey School students team up for 'Solar for Humanity'
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance in Backus is contributing to research into methods to expand solar energy arrays into Habitat for Humanity...
October 22, 2018 - 8:00am
October 12, 2018
Humphrey School students and RREAL team up for 'Solar for Humanity'
BACKUS—The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance is contributing to research into methods to expand solar energy arrays into Habitat for Humanity...
October 12, 2018 - 2:00pm
September 19, 2018
RREAL to host sustainability tour
BACKUS—The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance will host a tour of sustainable homes in the lakes area. The Region Five Central Minnesota Sustainability Tour will be 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Oct. 6, followed by a 3-4 p.m. celebration at RREAL, 3963 Eighth St. SW, Backus. Tour homes and businesses...
September 19, 2018 - 9:30am
August 26, 2018
RREAL gets two new VISTAS
Two VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) recently joined the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance in Backus to grow the organization's Community Solar for Community Action and Solar for Schools programs. The AmeriCorps/VISTA program has been around since 1965, empowering the nation's...
August 26, 2018 - 9:30am
August 22, 2018
Backus solar organization teams up with Habitat for Humanity
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance of Backus and Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity teamed up to make clean energy and home ownership more...
August 22, 2018 - 2:00am
April 10, 2018
RREAL, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe win award for clean energy efforts
BACKUS—Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and project partners will be recognized for their innovative solar...
April 10, 2018 - 1:00pm