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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
National Loon Center progress comes amid dire warnings. Advocate decries vulnerability of state bird
Students visit Pequot Lakes Historical Society museum
Pine River-Backus School: Strategic planning shows common themes. District strong in celebrations, needs to improve communication
Motorcycle crashes into power pole, seriously injuring 2
Crow Wing County: County improves property tax, value information on website
4th-grade hoopsters perform at year-end party
Rescuing a raptor: Neighbors, volunteers return eaglet to nest
Trolling for the Troops thanks veterans for their service
Golf results - June 13, 2019
Auto Racing: Superbikes take on BIR's historic track for Double Sprints this weekend
Lewis Adams Hudson
Gordon W. Stobb
Michael D. Bjerkness
Grim's Grub: Gender equality created today's cafes
Faith: A call to love your neighbor
Senior Menus: June 17-21, 2019
Card games: June 3-7, 2019
Maple Hill Church to hold annual brat sale
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
Letter to the editor: Pride is not self-respect
letters to the editor
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: May 16-22, 2019
Tom & Peggy Woog
Births: May 3-15, 2019
May 17, 2019
Fire agency reminds people to use caution if they burn
Minnesota Interagency Fire Center officials remind the public that spring is a prime time for wildfire activity, so it is critical for people...
May 17, 2019 - 8:00am
May 12, 2019
Faith: Spring is here; give thanks for God's creation
As of late, I have been out and about in our community, and I can't help but notice the increase of camper and boat traffic on the roads. Moving our campers and boats out of storage and prepping them for summer most definitely signals the arrival of spring in the Brainerd lakes area!...
May 12, 2019 - 6:30am
May 4, 2019
Find delicious morel mushrooms now
As of May 2, I haven't found a morel mushroom this spring. But any day the tasty mushrooms will appear, maybe even now as you read this column....
May 4, 2019 - 7:00am
April 24, 2019
Inside the Outdoors: A riot of robins, a whisper of woodcock
There is an assortment of labels sometimes used to describe groups of animals. There is the "pride" of lions, the "gaggle" of geese and the "murder"...
April 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
April 22, 2019
Brainerd, Pillager fire chiefs report several grass fires
The spring wildfire season in Minnesota just started, but already more than half a dozen grass fires were reported recently in Brainerd and Pillager....
April 22, 2019 - 3:00am
April 20, 2019
The Last Windrow: This isn't the first time spring arrives late on the farm
It was a late spring planting season. Snow lay on the ground at the middle of April and planting machinery sat idle around the farmstead. Due...
April 20, 2019 - 11:30am
April 19, 2019
Lakeshore Club announces spring events
The Lakeshore Conservation club has announced its full slate of upcoming events for the spring season. Sunday, April 21: Trap, Skeet and 5-Stand will be closed for the day. The rifle and handgun ranges are open for our members. Saturday, May 4: "Teach a kid trap shooting" will be...
April 19, 2019 - 6:30am
April 18, 2019
Just as it seemed the spring season was set to begin, another five inches of snow fell on the lakes area. Some of the Pequot Lakes teams managed...
April 18, 2019 - 3:00am
March 27, 2019
Crow Wing County announces seasonal trail closures
Crow Wing County Land Services will temporarily close selected forest trails on county-managed lands to motorized vehicles. These closures are due to vulnerable trail surfaces caused by the spring thaw. Land services staff will periodically monitor trail conditions, and when appropriate,...
March 27, 2019 - 4:30am
March 26, 2019
With spring melt underway, DNR urges caution on Minnesota lakes and rivers: Fort Snelling State Park closes due to flooding
Warm weather and significant rainfall in parts of the state have resulted in slush and standing water on many water bodies, leading to rapid ice deterioration and making travel over the ice difficult and extremely unsafe, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources....
March 26, 2019 - 9:30am
February 24, 2019
PL spring sign-up meeting announced
Pequot Lakes' annual spring sports sign-up meeting will be held on Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in the Patriot Athletic Center. The meeting is for spring athletes and their parents in grades 7-12 interested in baseball, golf, track, trap shooting and softball. Students in sixth grade...
February 24, 2019 - 6:30am
November 23, 2018
Veeder: The promise of spring
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- When I was a kid, on the first warm day of spring, my dad would take us to the top of the nearest hill to find a dry spot...
November 23, 2018 - 4:28pm
May 1, 2018
Grass fires, wildfires keeping firefighters busy
The grass fire and wildfire season is off to a great—or given the number of fires, bad—start, depending upon the perspective. The...
May 1, 2018 - 11:20am
April 26, 2018
Grim's Tales: Wait ... did spring really just happen?
I'm afraid to blink. I feel like when my eyes open again it will be snowing. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Of course, with the onset of this...
April 26, 2018 - 11:00am
April 19, 2018
Danecdotes: Skipping spring is what we need
Last year around this time, I wrote an editorial claiming that spring is an overrated season, and I stand by that sentiment. Sure, the snow melts...
April 19, 2018 - 9:00am