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Shirley Wallin holds a plaque she received upon retiring as Pelican Township clerk. Shown with her are granddaughter Samantha Loberg (left), town treasurer; her nephew's wife, Jody Wallin, town clerk; and town board members Bob Olson and Bruce Westerberg. Board member Bruce Galles participated via Skype. Submitted Photo
Lake Country Faces: Wallin retires after 34 years as township clerk
16 hours 20 min ago
January 13, 2019
Deb Runksmeier sits at her desk at city hall Thursday, Jan. 3, in Breezy Point. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Runksmeier keeps Breezy Point running smoothly
January 13, 2019 - 6:00am
December 30, 2018
Emily Skelton is the newest member of the Brainerd Lakes and Pequot Chambers of Commerce. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Faces: Skelton leads communities into the digital age
December 30, 2018 - 4:00am
December 23, 2018
Janel Andrus is the new face of Shear Grace, formerly known as Leigh's Hair Affair, owned by Leigh Metcalf (right). Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Faces: Hometown woman takes over hometown salon
December 23, 2018 - 6:00am
December 16, 2018
Kathy Faust serves quesadillas to kids during lunchtime Friday, Dec. 7, at Crosslake Community School. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Edible education: Faust leads food service at Crosslake School
December 16, 2018 - 4:00am
December 9, 2018
Muriel Erickson passes the "key to the library" to new Branch Manager Tami Beto on Nov. 30. Submitted Photo
Pine River: Beto arrives as new library branch manager - Erickson, Browser the library cat retire
December 9, 2018 - 4:00am
December 2, 2018
Garny Gaffey has served as a school board member since 1989.
Lake Country Faces: Longtime PR-B School Board member Gaffey proud to have served
December 2, 2018 - 6:00am
November 21, 2018
Cindy Rieck, of Pequot Lakes, is shown with the Echo Journal in Chinatown, San Francisco, with a classmate and friend from physical therapy school and her husband, Claire and Kirby Stortz. Kirby’s brother, Mike, who lived in San Francisco for several years, was their exceptional tour guide and took this photo. “Lucky me. My longtime wish to see the San Francisco Bay Bridge and Lombard Street got to come true,” Rieck said. Submitted Photo
Echoing/Journaling Around the Globe
November 21, 2018 - 2:30am
November 17, 2018
Katie Wassermann stands outside the Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Nov. 8. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Faces: Wassermann aims to move Pequot Lakes forward; leads city's chamber of commerce
November 17, 2018 - 4:00am
November 11, 2018
Lavone Sullivan (seated), an original Pequot Lakes library volunteer, retired on Wednesday, Oct. 31. She is surrounded by some of our other volunteers, from left: Donna Olson, Pat Volk, Jeanne Devries, Lavone Sullivan, Judy Anderson and Melissa Birch.
Volunteer retires from Pequot Lakes Library
November 11, 2018 - 8:00am
November 4, 2018
Parks and Recreation and Library director TJ Graumann checks the alignment on poles for a snow fence by the new public sledding hill Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Crosslake Community Center. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Faces: Graumann is perfect fit for Crosslake parks and recreation job
November 4, 2018 - 4:00am
October 29, 2018
Jessica Larson sits with her horse, Bubba. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Larson's unbridled enthusiasm for horses shines on drill team
October 29, 2018 - 6:00am
October 25, 2018
Jonny comes home: Northwest Minnesota town welcomes back a hero
October 25, 2018 - 6:15pm
October 7, 2018
Courtney Rock displays her medals from high school speech competitions Tuesday, Oct. 2. This will be Rock's sixth year with the Pequot Lakes speech team. (Click on the image to see the entire photo.) Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Rock feels right at home on speech team
October 7, 2018 - 6:00am
September 29, 2018
Chainsaw Carver Ben Semler of Merifield frees a pair of bears from a log during a quick-carve at the annual Hackensack Chainsaw Carving Festival. Travis Grimler / Echo Journalplay button
Faces: Chainsaw carving was last career Semler expected
September 29, 2018 - 8:00am