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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
Pine River-Backus School District
June 17, 2019
Pine River-Backus School: Strategic planning shows common themes. District strong in celebrations, needs to improve communication
After six meetings and an online survey, the Pine River-Backus School District's strategic planning process revealed some shared themes during...
June 17, 2019 - 6:00am
June 9, 2019
Lake Country Faces: PR-B's TeHennepe retires with gratitude
Susan TeHennepe looks back on her last 33 years teaching with the Pine River-Backus and Backus school districts with the "it takes a village"...
June 9, 2019 - 6:30am
May 27, 2019
PR-B School District seeks public input for strategic plan. Residents asked to complete survey
The Pine River-Backus School District is in the initial stage of developing a strategic plan. The school board is working with the Minnesota...
May 27, 2019 - 6:00am
May 10, 2019
Correction: PR-B School bond referendum polling hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday
Polling hours for the Pine River-Backus School District building bond referendum were inaccurate in the Thursday, May 9, print edition of the Echo Journal. School district residents can vote from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Pine River City Hall. The polls will be open for...
May 10, 2019 - 12:32pm
April 29, 2019
Major school solar project slated for completion with 6 solar arrays
New Energy Equity, Region Five Development Commission and Rural Renewable Energy Alliance partnered to develop six solar arrays, totaling 1.5...
April 29, 2019 - 2:00am
March 26, 2019
Tiger Talk: Become part of the PR-B ECFE village
Have you heard the expression, "It takes a village to raise a child?" Did you know that Pine River-Backus has an excellent "village" right here...
March 26, 2019 - 2:30am
February 25, 2019
Tiger Talk: Explore the opportunities that community education offers
Minnesota winter - what's not to love? Despite the extreme temperatures, we have had a fun and exciting session of community education classes....
February 25, 2019 - 3:30am
February 11, 2019
Tiger Talk: Updated facilities needed for students, community
The Pine River-Backus School District aims to inspire lifelong learners and is committed to excellence for the students and community. To provide...
February 11, 2019 - 8:00am
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
January 28, 2019
Tiger Talk: PR-B supports Positive Coaching Alliance
This past August, the Pine River-Backus School District began a process to better one's understanding of what extracurricular activities should...
January 28, 2019 - 12:00pm
January 20, 2019
The Regional Report: Aitkin group raising funds to update almost 70-year-old choir robes
AITKIN A more secure entrance to Aitkin High School will be constructed, thanks to a $495,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Education,...
January 20, 2019 - 7:00am
Looking Back - July 20, 2018
40 years ago - July 20, 1978 (Photo) Steve Collette and Mark Lee caught their limits of bass and northern on Gladstone Lake using Mrs. Twisters from Nisswa Bait Shop. (Ad) New owners of Lake Region Grocery and Charlie's Bait Shop, Pequot Lakes ... Al and Cathy Malecha and their seven...
July 20, 2018 - 2:30am
May 18, 2018
Looking Back - May 18, 2018
40 years ago - May 18, 1978 (Photo) G and S Plants and Crafts of Pine River had their grand opening on Friday, May 12. (Headline) Crosslake Chainletter purchased by Country Echo Newspaper 30 years ago - May 19, 1988 (Headline) Pequot-Breezy site for '89 Governor's opener Pequot Lakes...
May 18, 2018 - 3:30am
After Parkland: Area educators delve into school security measures
When the superintendent of Pillager School District first arrived roughly two years ago, he was surprised by the lack of security measures in...
February 18, 2018 - 6:00am
January 17, 2018
Local school districts honor Martin Luther King Jr.
School districts celebrated Martin Luther King Day in different ways in the Brainerd lakes area. Most—beyond setting aside class time and...
January 17, 2018 - 9:00am