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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
September 26, 2018
Department of Commerce wants Line 3 approval reconsidered
DULUTH — The Minnesota Department of Commerce formally requested the Minnesota Public Utilities Commision reconsider its decision to approve the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline replacement Tuesday, Sept. 25. The Department of Commerce, which has long opposed the pipeline project,...
September 26, 2018 - 8:04pm
Pipe dreams: With a new corridor secured, Enbridge has options for future projects
DULUTH — When Minnesota regulators signed off on the Line 3 replacement pipeline this summer, they may have reshaped the future of oil...
August 26, 2018 - 6:17am
August 22, 2018
CLC to host Ag, Energy Research Center Field Day Friday, Aug. 24
Community members are invited to Central Lakes College's annual Ag and Energy Research Center Field Day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at CLC's Ag and Energy Center, 26505 County Road 2, Staples. This free family-friendly event is open to the public. There will be a lunch...
August 22, 2018 - 2:30pm
August 15, 2018
CLC to host annual Ag and Energy Research Center Field Day
Community members are invited to Central Lakes College's annual Ag and Energy Research Center Field Day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 24, at CLC's Ag and Energy Center, 26505 County Road 2, Staples. This free family-friendly event is open to the public. There is a lunch and program...
August 15, 2018 - 10:30am
August 8, 2018
Groups challenge northern Minnesota pipeline environmental impact statement
ST. PAUL—Two groups filed court documents Wednesday arguing the state's environmental review of Enbridge Energy's Line 3 oil pipeline was insufficient. Honor the Earth and Friends of the Headwaters claim the environmental impact statement, or EIS, failed to look at potential...
August 8, 2018 - 10:14pm
July 16, 2018
Enbridge will give Minnesota landowners more time to decide fate of old pipeline
DULUTH—Enbridge Energy is giving landowners more time to decide if they want the old Line 3 oil pipeline removed from their property after regulators approved a replacement for the aging pipeline last month. The Calgary-based company filed proposals to comply with conditions...
July 16, 2018 - 9:48pm
May 15, 2018
Officials: Drinking water safe after refinery fire
SUPERIOR, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reported at a community meeting Monday, May 14, there has been no impact...
May 15, 2018 - 2:51pm
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
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
December 29, 2017
Grand Rapids serves as ground zero for Enbridge Line 3
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — The story of how this mill and hockey town became the epicenter of the pipeline abandonment debate starts at St....
December 29, 2017 - 7:37am
December 16, 2017
PUC: Line 3 environmental review needs more work
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission tapped the brakes on the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline permitting process Thursday, Dec. 7, saying the massive environmental review for the project is still missing a few fine points. With a 4-1 vote after a daylong meeting, the PUC instructed...
December 16, 2017 - 6:30am
December 8, 2017
Minn. Public Utilities Commission says Enbridge Line 3 review needs more work
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission tapped the brakes on the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline permitting process on Thursday, Dec. 8, saying the...
December 8, 2017 - 9:48am
August 20, 2014
Rural Renewable Energy Alliance awarded grant
The board of trustees of the Toledo Community Foundation has approved a grant from the First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund to Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) in the amount of $15,000. These funds will be used to install a solar system for the Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity...
August 20, 2014 - 12:10pm
July 23, 2014
RREAL completes solar project at Sprucewood Townhomes Workforce Housing
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) recently completed the installation of a 40kW roof-mounted, grid-tied PV system on three workforce housing buildings at the Sprucewood Townhomes of Baxter. Showcasing how solar can stabilize energy costs, the project was a collaboration...
July 23, 2014 - 2:58pm