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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
June 2, 2019
Shane Gordon is the newest community member on the Crosslake Community School Board. Erin Bormett
Faces: Gordon hopes to make lasting impact on Crosslake School board
June 2, 2019 - 4:00am
May 19, 2019
Isaac Gerber was named a Region 5 Student of Character for 2019. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Gerber recognized for leadership, humility, kindness
May 19, 2019 - 6:00am
May 5, 2019
Meghan Jarvi was one of the Pine River-Backus students nominated as a Student of Character in the annual Sourcewell event. Jarvi's nomination letter recognized her resilience in the face of loss. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Faces: Jarvi recognized for resilience
May 5, 2019 - 6:00am
April 21, 2019
Madison Abraham was one of two students selected as this year's Students of Character by Sourcewell. Abraham's teacher Kim Sheley described her as "fiercely independent" and recognized her work ethic in her nomination. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Abraham's work ethic recognized with award
April 21, 2019 - 6:00am
April 14, 2019
Ashlynn Reynolds was selected as one of Pequot Lakes' two Students of Character by Sourcewell.
Reynolds honored for dedication to high school community
April 14, 2019 - 6:00am
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 23, 2019
Holly Holm, new Nisswa Chamber of Commerce president, stands outside the chamber building Thursday, March 14. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Holm brings quirky, unique personality to Nisswa, takes over as chamber president
March 23, 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 24, 2019
Tina Foster, center, enjoys the Winter Jubilee with her daughters Chloe Newton and Sophie Foster on Saturday, Feb. 16, in Nisswa. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: California native dreamed of becoming a true Minnesotan. Now, Foster volunteers her talents in Nisswa
February 24, 2019 - 6:00am
February 17, 2019
Kimberly Rollins, of Pine River, was recently named executive director of the United Way of Crow Wing and Cass Counties.
Faces: United Way director learned from dad, golf - hails from Pine River
February 17, 2019 - 6:00am
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