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Lake Country Faces

June 22, 2019
Bill Brekken is learning a lot in his first term as a Crow Wing County commissioner representing the northern part of the county. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Brekken finds delight in life's journeys. Serving as county commissioner is latest undertaking
June 22, 2019 - 8:00am
June 16, 2019
Bill Agens uses his own upbringing as an example while guiding the Timber Bay youth group. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Faces: Agens draws from past to inspire youth
June 16, 2019 - 8:00am
June 9, 2019
Dan Determan / Echo Journal
After 32 years as a teacher and coach in Pequot Lakes, Jon Dale retired at the end of the school year.
Lake Country Faces: Pequot Lakes' Dale retires after 32 years
June 9, 2019 - 8:30am
Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Susan TeHennepe concludes 33 years of teaching with the Pine River-Backus School District at the end of this school year. Her final class is pictured with her here.
Lake Country Faces: PR-B's TeHennepe retires with gratitude
June 9, 2019 - 6:30am
April 6, 2019
Chad Nelson, along with his wife Lisa, has operated Insurance Brokers of Minnesota in Pequot Lakes for the past 12 years. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Nelson lends a hand where he can
April 6, 2019 - 4:00am
March 16, 2019
Teddy Nelson, owner of Curious Belongings, will be the grand marshal of the 45th annual St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, March 16, in Crosslake. Submitted Photo
Grand marshal: Nelson earns honor for her love of Crosslake
March 16, 2019 - 6:00am
March 10, 2019
PR-B seniors Emma Templeton, Gabby Rainwater, Bailey Wynn and Alyssa Semmler receive quilts made by Linda McNamara (center) on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the PR-B girls basketball team's senior night. Ashley Smith / Echo Journal Correspondent
Lake Country Faces: McNamara stitches together memories for PR-B basketball seniors
March 10, 2019 - 4:00am
February 3, 2019
Linda Steffens sits in the city council chambers Monday, Jan. 14, at Fifty Lakes City Hall. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Faces: Steffens brings new leadership to Fifty Lakes
February 3, 2019 - 6:00am
January 20, 2019
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
January 20, 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
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
September 23, 2018
Pequot Lakes Police Officer Ryan Franz, who takes over as Pequot Lakes Schools liaison officer this year, stands near his squad car outside the high school. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Faces: Pequot Lakes police officer goes back to school as liaison
September 23, 2018 - 4:00am
April 1, 2018
Calvin Wallin poses with grandchildren and firearm safety students Teddy, Ashley and Tyler on Thursday, March 22. Wallin is currently in his 50th year as a firearm safety instructor. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Faces: Wallin marks 50th year teaching firearm safety
April 1, 2018 - 7:00am
November 26, 2017
Realtor Doug Zaske holds the wooden decoy that started his collection of vintage sporting goods. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Zaske earns rare emeritus status - Life is more than realty
November 26, 2017 - 10:00am
January 15, 2017
Nancy Adams relaxes at her home on East Twin Lake in Pequot Lakes. After a two-year hiatus, Adams begins a fourth term as Pequot Lakes mayor. Nancy Vogt/Echo Journal
Faces: Adams embraces tasks to improve Pequot Lakes - Retired educator begins fourth term as mayor
January 15, 2017 - 10:00am
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