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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
Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
March 2, 2018
Local groups among 39 energy grants
The Clean Energy Resources Teams have announced that Rural Renewable Energy Alliance of Backus and the Crosslake Lutheran Church have been recipient of two of 36 seed grants issued by CERTS in 2018. CERTS awarded $4,000 to RREAL for their Making Solar Accessible for Habitat for Humanity...
March 2, 2018 - 9:30am
November 4, 2017
Letter to the editor: Community support for trainees appreciated
From Oct. 16-27, the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) hosted six trainees hailing from Liberia, Nigeria and Zambia for an intensive hands-on, off-grid solar training. Our guests and RREAL are hoping to bring solar energy systems to their local communities while developing the...
November 4, 2017 - 7:30am
African natives train with RREAL
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) in Backus played host for the past two weeks to six trainees from across Africa for a Solar Energy...
November 4, 2017 - 3:00am
October 29, 2017
Empowered to skip the grid: Renewable energy org makes global connections
When surgeons at Phebe Hospital in Liberia enter the operating theater, they wear miners' headlamps and bring cellphones. Intermittent failure...
October 29, 2017 - 8:00am
September 22, 2017
RREAL representative to speak Sept. 24 in Pequot Lakes
Jason Edens of Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) and Real Solar will speak at a Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 24, at Tiny Sprouts Daycare in Pequot Lakes. Edens will discuss the current state of solar energy in Minnesota,...
September 22, 2017 - 7:30am
June 29, 2017
Pages from the Past - June 29, 2017
60 years ago, June 2, 1957 Mrs. Edith Hedges suffered a gall bladder attack Wednesday and was taken by ambulance to the Brainerd Hospital. (Headline) Lake Region Hotel sold to Minneapolis company in Monday transaction 50 years ago, June 30, 1967 Due to the fact that not enough boys...
June 29, 2017 - 3:30am
April 24, 2017
Pine River-Backus School: Solar project could start in June
Representatives from the Region Five Development Commission and Rural Renewable Energy Alliance met with the Pine River-Backus School Board at...
April 24, 2017 - 4:00am
April 1, 2017
RREAL building solar array at Liberian hospital
A collaboration between the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL), a nonprofit in Backus, and the Northeast Synod of the Women of the ELCA, will bring solar electricity to a hospital in rural Liberia. The project began a few years ago when members of the Northeast Synod of the Women...
April 1, 2017 - 5:30am
January 18, 2017
RREAL receives $5,000 grant for solar electric array
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) announced a $5,000 grant received from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to support "Community Solar for Community Action," RREAL's new program aimed at fighting energy poverty in low-income communities through shared solar assets....
January 18, 2017 - 10:19pm
August 17, 2016
Pine River-Backus School District: Solar project benefitting PR-B seeks investors
The Pine River-Backus School Board got an update on a Region 5 collaborative solar energy project during its Monday, Aug. 15, meeting. The project is a collaborative effort between Region 5, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) and educational institutions in Little Falls, Pequot...
August 17, 2016 - 10:34am
July 12, 2016
National Geographic awards Great Energy Challenge Grant to Minnesota nonprofit, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
National Geographic has awarded a $100,000 grant to Backus-based Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL). Grant dollars will be used to demonstrate a scalable energy model to reduce and stabilize energy costs for healthcare facilities in West Africa through installing solar microgrids....
July 12, 2016 - 4:51pm
March 10, 2016
RREAL teams up with Saga Solar
Saga Solar, a public benefit corporation and manufacturer of home and commercial solar panels, announced it has opened a new facility and will begin production in St. Paul. To facilitate community involvement and charitable giving in 2016, Saga partnered with the Rural Renewable Energy...
March 10, 2016 - 1:39pm
August 12, 2015
Rural Renewable Energy Alliance Enters Partnership with Clinton Global Initiative
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL), a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) member, has finalized its CGI America Commitment to Action, Community Solar for Community Action Project. CGI convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing...
August 12, 2015 - 11:37am
July 8, 2015
Solavore, RREAL team up to spread renewable energy
Solavore, LLC, a social enterprise committed to the manufacture and global distribution of clean cooking technology, announced a joint distribution agreement with Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL). The Solavore Sport will spearhead the Pine River-based solar retailer's consumer...
July 8, 2015 - 4:22pm
June 4, 2015
RREAL receives environmental award
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) and its partners on May 21 received the Environmental Initiative Award for Project Standing Sun, an initiative of their Solar Assistance Program. The environmental initiative builds partnerships with nonprofit, business and government leaders...
June 4, 2015 - 8:30am