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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Cancer survivor kicks off inaugural PR-B Relay for Life - Event raises more than $4,000
White Christmas in Brainerd area? Not likely: Mississippi River ice jam continues
NDSU representative to visit PR-B School
House 'complete loss' after fire in Backus
House is ‘complete loss’ after fire in Backus
Boys Hockey: Lightning boys lose two
Girls Hockey: Lightning girls tops Minnehaha
Junior Hockey: Granite City holds off North Stars 4-2
Boys Basketball: Patriot boys win two more - Pequot tops Proctor in OT
Boys Basketball: Tigers top N-K in 2OT - Team starts season 2-0
Shirley Mae (Johnson) Blaisdell
Vivian H. Knutson
Chef's Hat: For a festive holiday, give recipes in a jar
Lost Italian: Stop and smell the Norwegian Rosettes this holiday baking season
Crow Wing Energized: Support your local food shelf
Saying goodbye to the pain: 25-year-old raises awareness about endometriosis
Faith: Christmas, a love story
Letter to the editor: 'I know nothing'
Opinion: Will anybody care when you die?
The Cracker Barrel: Easy English isn't
From the Lefthand Corner: The joy of Christmas
Veeder: The light of childhood reminds us to embrace life
letters to the editor
Open House For Cecil Kottschade
Births: Nov. 25, 2018
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
World War II
November 15, 2018
Veterans Day: Area students recognize those who served
Area schools held educational events Monday, Nov. 12, to recognize Veterans Day. Guest speaker Bob Uppgaard shared his experiences serving with...
November 15, 2018 - 1:00pm
November 12, 2018
War story: This U.S. soldier from Germany made false teeth for his comrades during WWII
Don't let the cane and slight shuffle fool you. North Long Lake resident Herman Boehme is 96, but still has some swag left in his step. He took his very first steps nearly a century ago in Friedenau, Germany. Growing up in the furor of the fatherland after World War I was unforgettable....
November 12, 2018 - 10:30am
September 3, 2018
Letter to the editor: Distorting history
Last week one of the more prolific letter writers in his superficial analysis of Adolf Hitler stated that Germany started both World War I and World War II. Historians have a far more complete perspective. Serbian nationalism was the catalyst for WWI in an era where national alliances...
September 3, 2018 - 6:30am
April 10, 2018
Bataan memorial service honors Brainerd armed forces
Bruce Paine came to the Brainerd National Guard Armory to remember his uncle Donald even though the two have never met as Donald, a soldier,...
April 10, 2018 - 4:00am
November 11, 2017
Veterans Day: World War II veteran remembers service
Cpl. Dale Kriens, of rural Backus, is one of an ever-shrinking number of World War II veterans alive today. At 95, Kriens doesn't always remember...
November 11, 2017 - 4:00am
October 29, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Just plain lucky
While talking with an old friend last week, we came to the shared conclusion that those of us who came of age in the aftermath of World War II...
October 29, 2017 - 9:30am
September 25, 2017
Little Minnesota in World War II: Book honors brave men from smallest, rural towns
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — Small-town Minnesota farm boys were highly sought after by the U.S. military during World War II. Drawing from photos,...
September 25, 2017 - 2:37pm
April 14, 2017
After surviving Holocaust horrors, Minn. woman shares story about coming to America
JASPER, Minn. — As she sits in her rocker, occasionally gazing out her window overlooking the front lawn of Sunrise Village in Jasper...
April 14, 2017 - 10:39am
June 18, 2015
Nolan to honor CAP members June 22
Congressional Gold Medals will be presented to area World War II-era Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members at 7 p.m. Monday, June 22, at the Brainerd Regional Airport. U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will honor Shirley (Steffenson) Berquist, Elaine (Affeldt) Pijahn, Chester Roberts and Arno Tremann...
June 18, 2015 - 3:39pm
May 27, 2015
World War II Brainerd CAP members sought to receive gold medal
One year ago on May 30, 2014, President Obama signed the CAP Congressional Gold Medal bill into law. This bill honors the members of Civil Air Patrol (CAP) for their service during the World War II years. From 1941-45, CAP members helped protect U.S. shipping, thwarting Nazi U boat...
May 27, 2015 - 2:32pm
March 13, 2015
Final Holocaust Project Fair for Wangberg
Pine River-Backus eighth grade teacher Lynn Wangberg lead her final Holocaust Project Fair on March 5. Wangberg is scheduled to retire at the...
March 13, 2015 - 11:22am