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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Local law enforcement escorts Special Olympics flame
VA Community Clinics offering Whole Health intro course
Jenkins: Council seeks dust control ahead of July 4
Play for Patrick hosts free cardiac screening for student athletes
WeARE to host annual fundraiser
Pony League Baseball: PR-B edges Baxter, falls to Aitkin
Track and Field: Engholm, Pierzinski named PL's field MVPs. Chaney, Johnson named track MVPs
7th-grade Thunder wins Summer Kickoff
Girls Golf: PR-B's Barchus 54th, Netland 60th
Boys Golf: PR-B's Raph 7th at state. PL's Seeling takes 15th, Neva 57th
Elven Ray Holloway
Robert "Bob" Masters
Karen Rose Johnson
Kathy Jo Riley
Methodists' stance on homosexuality divides the church
Grim's Grub: Gender equality created today's cafes
Faith: A call to love your neighbor
Senior Menus: June 17-21, 2019
Fielding Questions: Hope for a burning bush, a noxious flower and a new hedge
Sheriff's Corner: There are rules regarding water rafts on Minnesota lakes
Ask a Trooper: Across the line
Sheriff's Corner: ATV season is here, so be sure to ride safe
The Last Windrow: Corn field mistake acknowledged 30 years later
Vogt's Notes: Stop to offer up prayers for crash victims
letters to the editor
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: May 16-22, 2019
Tom & Peggy Woog
Births: May 3-15, 2019
June 10, 2019
In the air and on her own: The sky's the limit for this ambitious teen
Keyahna Kurilla is on her school tennis team, pilots a plane part of the way from a Canadian air base to her family's cabin in that country,...
June 10, 2019 - 5:00am
February 13, 2019
Lakes area politicos blast Walz decision to appeal Enbridge Line 3
Gov. Tim Walz ruled Tuesday, Feb. 12, on the Enbridge Line 3 issue after months of speculation—directing state government to pursue an...
February 13, 2019 - 5:00am
January 16, 2019
It's gonna be a real cold weekend: Temperatures expected to drop through week in lakes area
Oh joy, the snap is back. A short blast of cold air will make its presence in the Brainerd lakes area this week, into Saturday and Sunday, Jan....
January 16, 2019 - 5:00am
August 12, 2018
NWS: Air pollution alert ends Sunday evening, incoming cold front forecasted
Blood meridian—an orange hole-punched disk hanging in the sky, it invokes something like a Japanese flag, though its origins are distinctly...
August 12, 2018 - 8:05pm
June 9, 2018
The Last Windrow: For anglers' sake, we need to get along with Canada
I hope Canada doesn't decide to put a tariff on walleyes. I'm kind of worried about that. This part of northern Minnesota attracts thousands of anglers each year searching for walleyes, northern pike, bass and panfish. The highways are full of $100,000 boats pulled by shiny-wheeled...
June 9, 2018 - 7:30am
April 10, 2018
Mexico, Canada, Minnesota officials agree trade is important
ST. PAUL — Mexicans eat nearly $23 million worth of Minnesota turkey products a year, and Canadians consume about half that. The two United...
April 10, 2018 - 4:37pm
Lake Superior's last caribou herds: Ontario rushes to move remaining herd to avoid wolves
The last few Lake Superior woodland caribou may be on the brink of extirpation thanks to the freakishly cold winter of 2014 and hungry wolves...
December 10, 2017 - 6:00am
November 29, 2017
Minnesotan fined $1,500 for smuggling leeches into Ontario
Two Minnesota anglers learned the hard way that Ontario doesn't mess around when it comes to fish and game law violations and big fines. Russell...
November 29, 2017 - 10:52pm
October 30, 2017
Northern Minnesota border crossings set to change hours of operation
LANCASTER, Minn.—Drivers coming home from Canada may have to take a major detour, as the feds want to make changes to local ports of entry....
October 30, 2017 - 10:41am
August 23, 2017
Author Vaughn to sign books in Nisswa
Author Rosemary Vaughn will sign copies of her debut novel, "Love on the Misty Isles," from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Turtle...
August 23, 2017 - 6:30am
August 16, 2017
Echoing Around the Globe
Bob and Jane Maas read the Echo Journal while enjoying a cruise to Alaska and Canada with their grandchildren: Jake Hendel, Tyler Maas, Lauren...
August 16, 2017 - 4:00am
July 9, 2017
Brad Dokken: Canada law eases border boat crossing
Entering Canada by water just got easier for anglers and other boaters who cross the border for the day and meet a simple set of guidelines....
July 9, 2017 - 2:22pm
June 3, 2017
The Last Windrow: First-of-the-year fishing trip
We're getting ready to take our annual fishing excursion to our neighbor to the north, Canada. I've checked out the boat, readied our rods and...
June 3, 2017 - 6:30am
May 31, 2017
Minnesota judge suppresses suspect’s statements in killing of 5-year-old girl last summer
WALKER, Minn. -- A northern Minnesota judge has ruled that investigators improperly questioned the man accused of kidnapping and killing Watkins...
May 31, 2017 - 8:04pm
West African woman believed to be fleeing to Canada found dead along Minnesota border
NOYES, Minn. -- A west African woman believed to be trying to cross into Canada was found dead in rural northern Minnesota, less than a mile...
May 31, 2017 - 2:27pm