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What they need is a shovel not a shove: Residents asked to clear the snow from around the blue tubes so newspapers can be delivered
Ruud, Lueck author charitable gambling tax reform
Additional violence possible in dog shooting case, sheriff says
Chronic wasting disease found in wild Crow Wing County deer
Carey is Brainerd Community Action director
PR-B's Rainwater commits to Jamestown
New Ulm top North Stars in shootout
Girls Basketball: Tiger girls win two
Boys Basketball: Tigers win 3, improve to 18-4. Raph, Hirschey both get 1,000th point
Athletics: Pequot spring sports meeting scheduled
Janet (Wierwill) Hudak
Douglas T. Imgrund
Layton "Tony" Albrecht
Kenneth (Butch) Novak
Janet G. (Wierwill) Hudak
Card games: Feb. 11-15, 2019
Chef's Hat: For a fast, easy, healthy dish, try salmon
Women can reduce risk of heart disease with diet, exercise
3 things for better health - Feb. 18
Jake Haapajoki took his own life as a teen. But his 'Smiles' live on.
ISD 181 Viewpoint: Changes to school entrances enhance security
Danecdotes: The cold's never bothered us anyway ...
Letter to the editor: Let's judge people for their character
As I See It: Illegal immigration - do the political math
Letter to the editor: A question of ethical accountability
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HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY
Births: Jan. 15, 2019
Dayne Fox- Jennah Fox
Open House For Cecil Kottschade
August 15, 2018
Backus Cornfest parade rocks 'Under the Sea' theme
Backus Cornfest events attracted a crowd Saturday, Aug. 11. Attendees were glad for the relief offered by shady spots and a Water Wars game as...
August 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
August 9, 2018
Backus Cornfest events slated Saturday
Backus Cornfest events will take place Saturday, Aug. 11, with a money scramble, parade, corn feed, corn eating contest, street dance and fireworks...
August 9, 2018 - 6:00am
August 8, 2018
Backus Cornfest events to take place Aug. 11
The Backus Cornfest is cooking up good times Saturday, Aug. 11, with a money scramble, parade and fireworks along with other annual activities....
August 8, 2018 - 4:00am
February 1, 2018
Bingo nights on tap as Backus Cornfest fundraiser
Bingo will be played at 6 p.m. Thursdays in February, March and April at the Backus Senior Center as a fundraiser for the Backus Cornfest event in August. Cost will be three cards per sheet for $1 with cash payouts at 50/50 per game. The senior center will have a light meal available...
February 1, 2018 - 11:30am
October 27, 2017
Halloween activities abound at Backus festival
The Cornfest Harvest Festival at Foothills Christian Academy in Backus had no shortage of fall-themed activities for its first year. Classic...
October 27, 2017 - 8:00am
August 17, 2017
Backus Senior Center wins best float at 2017 Cornfest
The Totally Awesome '80s theme of the Backus Cornfest on Saturday, Aug. 12, brought out everyone's inner dude, especially the Backus Senior Center,...
August 17, 2017 - 7:00am
August 9, 2017
Totally Awesome '80s is Backus Cornfest theme
Backus Cornfest will sport the theme Totally Awesome '80s on Saturday, Aug. 12. Attendees will see the return of local favorites like the corn feed, corn eating contest and a street dance. New this year is the Travelling Art Pub event, which will be held on Front Street along with...
August 9, 2017 - 6:00am
August 12, 2015
It's Back-us to the 50's at the Backus Cornfest
The Backus Cornfest theme Back-us to the 50's brought out nostalgia and creativity at the 2015 Cornfest parade. The Red Hat Ladies won best...
August 12, 2015 - 4:09pm
June 4, 2015
Backus: Council approves Cornfest activities
During the June 1 meeting of the Backus City Council, the Backus Cornfest Committee was granted permission to close down city streets for Cornfest festivities and a parade, which will take place later than usual. The parade has traditionally been held at 11 a.m., but this year the...
June 4, 2015 - 9:51am
May 8, 2015
Backus: Council reviews quotes
During their Monday, May 4, city council meeting, the Backus City Council reviewed quotes for two city projects. The first project considered was for repair to one of the city's well pumps. The council questioned the differences in the quote amounts. A quote from Thein Well in Spicer...
May 8, 2015 - 10:49am
January 21, 2015
Donkey basketball attracts crowd for a cause
In spite of stubborn competition, most of it from their own mounts, Pine River firefighters emerged victorious in the four-way Dairyland Donkey...
January 21, 2015 - 2:54pm
December 3, 2014
Brunch with Elves coming to Backus on Saturday
The Backus Cornfest Committee will host a Christmas brunch with elves from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Backus Senior Center. Brunch will be plain or chocolate chip pancakes with ham or sausage and a beverage. Baked goods will also be for sale. The price is $3.50 for children...
December 3, 2014 - 12:27pm