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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 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 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 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
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
August 14, 2018
Bahati Juma (in yellow shirt) shared her story of coming to the United States during a a book club meeting in Breezy Point. Jumi came to the United States with the long-term goal of being adopted by Jill and Ben Gibbs.
Faces: How America saved Tanzanian girl's life
August 14, 2018 - 4:00am
July 15, 2018
Nisswa actor Rich Dreissig has been in the theater scene for about 50 years, in both professional and community settings. His figurine of Froggy the Gremlin - a character from the 1950s TV show “Andy’s Gang” - serves as Dreissig’s life coach and acting mentor. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Faces: 50 years on stage - Professional, community actor now entertains in Pequot Lakes
July 15, 2018 - 4:00am
July 8, 2018
Brianna Engels, of Pequot Lakes, plays the role of the nightclub singer, Cherie, in the upcoming Pequot Lakes Community Theatre production of “Bus Stop.” Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Faces: From children's theater to center stage, Pequot Lakes actress leads upcoming 'Bus Stop' play
July 8, 2018 - 5:00am