Skip to main content
Pineandlakes Echo Journal
MnDNR CO Reports: Enforcing winter angling violations - Overlimits, illegal length, no license, extra lines, controlled substances.
Brainerd library offers computer classes
Charges allege Brainerd man assaulted woman in presence of child
Coins collected for Christmas for Kids - Students learn valuable lessons
Woman dies at hospital after crash
PL 6th-graders sweep Sauk Rapids tourney
Mitchell 12th at Princeton tournament
Area Wrestling: S-M's Bjerga grabs Big Bear title
NLYHA Squirt B team 3rd at Hermantown
Area Boys Basketball: Patriots fly by Flyers
Stephen "Steve" Ray Frauenshuh Sr.
Muriel I. Ostrom
David L. Matlock Jr.
New report highlights progress in treating depression
Making a healthy difference; Lifestyle Change Coaching
CRMC to host end-of-life care meeting
Opinion: Why we need Christmas
As I See It: After the soul is gone
The Last Windrow: Can good gifts come in small packages?
Cass Co. Sheriff's Corner: Clarifying trespass rules and laws
Letter to the editor: Support Green New Deal resolution
letters to the editor
Open House For Cecil Kottschade
Births: Nov. 25, 2018
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
June 4, 2018
Busy Minnesota political day includes Swanson for governor announcement
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota's politics is in high gear as the state attorney general said she wants to become governor, the governor picked...
June 4, 2018 - 6:56pm
June 2, 2018
Murphy endorsed, but Walz to challenge in primary
ROCHESTER, Minn.—Erin Murphy left the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party convention its endorsed candidate, only to face a familiar...
June 2, 2018 - 6:35pm
May 31, 2018
Democrats to set stage for 'important' election
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Every election year comes the same rote statement: "It is the most important election in a generation." Minnesota Gov....
May 31, 2018 - 4:21pm
April 18, 2018
Minnesota Supreme Court allows counties to pick financial auditors
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld a 2015 law that lets counties save money by bypassing the state auditor's office and hiring...
April 18, 2018 - 5:36pm
Candidate Downey out after Pawlenty raises $1 million
ST. PAUL — A former Minnesota Republican chairman and lawmaker has ended his campaign for governor, saying Tim Pawlenty's entrance in the race...
April 18, 2018 - 11:48am
February 9, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Are Otto win, Nolan retirement linked?
ST. PAUL—Rebecca Otto won the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's straw poll for governor in the 8th Congressional District. Three days later,...
February 9, 2018 - 12:39pm
February 7, 2018
DFL precinct caucus results in straw poll winner in gubernatorial race
Minnesotans follow a cardinal rule: "Never, ever, take the last one" of anything—ever. That rule was shattered Tuesday at the Brainerd...
February 7, 2018 - 4:00am
February 6, 2018
Johnson, Walz win governor caucus polls, but is Pawlenty running?
ST. PAUL -- Second-time Minnesota governor candidate Jeff Johnson easily won a Tuesday, Feb. 6 straw poll, but could face a bigger obstacle...
February 6, 2018 - 10:40pm
January 2, 2018
Minnesota DFL green caucus endorses Otto for governor
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota DFL Environmental Caucus said Tuesday that they have endorsed State Auditor Rebecca Otto in the crowded race for...
January 2, 2018 - 7:02pm
November 12, 2017
Municipal liquor stores sales up, profits down
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's city-owned liquor stores produced record 2016 sales for the 21st straight year, but higher costs kept profits down....
November 12, 2017 - 9:00am
September 20, 2017
Otto proposes Minnesota fee on carbon, push to renewables
ST. PAUL — State Auditor Rebecca Otto on Wednesday, Sept. 20, became the first and maybe only candidate for Minnesota governor to propose...
September 20, 2017 - 6:24pm
May 30, 2017
Appeals Court says Minnesota counties can pick private auditors
PAUL — Minnesota counties have a right to pick who audits their books, the state Appeals Court says, and the state's highest court also will...
May 30, 2017 - 2:54pm
April 4, 2017
Minnesota state auditor goes after 2 private county audits
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota state auditor says Roseau and Hubbard county financial audits conducted by private accountants need to be done...
April 4, 2017 - 5:44pm
March 9, 2017
Minnesota counties clash with state auditor over authority
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Appeals Court will decide whether a 2014 law unconstitutionally took away some of the state auditor's authority....
March 9, 2017 - 4:31pm
February 15, 2017
3 Minnesota counties foot bill to fight state auditor lawsuit
ST. PAUL — It is not fair that three counties are funding a fight to allow all 87 Minnesota counties to save money, a Becker County commissioner...
February 15, 2017 - 7:10pm