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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Police Blotter - June 21, 2018
Pine River-Backus School District: Board approves preliminary budget
Breezy Point: Council approves TIF district for North Star Center development
PL teachers learn diversity through SEED Program
Heat, power outage affecting those waiting for Trump in Duluth
Trap shooting: Ebnet leads team at state meet
PL anglers head to state muskie tournament
Boys golf: Raph takes fourth in state
PL 9th grade team first in Mid-State
Patriot anglers qualify for national event
Arron R. Stoen
Iris Straburg Roberts
Barb (Auersbach) Zempel
Walter A. Lund
Faith: What I learned from 30 days without food
Fathers know best - sometimes (maybe)
Card games: June 4-8, 2018
Pets of the week
Senior Menus: June 18-22, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Northland economics
Letter to the Editor: PUC should approve Line 3 project
Cheesehead Chatter: Don't let the rain get you down
Letter to the Editor: Find a better loon center location
The Last Windrow: Good luck to recent grads
letters to the editor
Births: June 16, 2018
Gary and Colleen Moser
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
Births: June 3, 2018
June 17, 2018
Grim's Grub: A pasta extruder to call my own
Months ago I toyed with the idea of an invention that I am still convinced could hit it big, but I was quashed by limited resources and limited...
June 17, 2018 - 3:00am
June 5, 2018
Grim's Grub: Try these recipes for wild or domestic veggies
It is that time of year again when I try to get my behind into the woods as often as I can to stock up on some tasty items. Those of you who...
June 5, 2018 - 10:00am
May 25, 2018
Grim's Tales: Give time to honor veterans on Memorial Day
A grand parade, a community picnic with people lined up down the block, taps ringing through the air and cemeteries full of locals honoring veterans...
May 25, 2018 - 8:30am
May 18, 2018
Grim's Grub: Read for the history, subscribe to make more
History is a big deal, considering everything we now know goes back to it (literally). But funny turns of phrase aside, writing has given us...
May 18, 2018 - 10:00am
May 6, 2018
Grim's Grub: This recipe has 'bean' a long time coming
I remember a graduate studies class where a friend brought a tray of brownies to share. I sampled a small one and then she asked all of us how...
May 6, 2018 - 7:00am
April 22, 2018
Grim's Grub: Words of warning: Don't eat these fun recipes
OK, OK, so my column is called Grim's Grub and that suggests that all the recipes I share should be food recipes, but hear me out. Sometimes...
April 22, 2018 - 10:00am
March 24, 2018
Grim's Grub: Try gnocchi when you need potato and pasta fix
It's no secret that I work two jobs. I had mentioned in the past that I worked at a restaurant. Last year I switched up my second job, and now...
March 24, 2018 - 9:30am
March 21, 2018
River bank beach day
South of Backus, swans float in frigid water and rest on the banks of the Pine River near where it flows under Highway 371. Travis Grimler /...
March 21, 2018 - 10:00am
March 10, 2018
Grim's Grub: Sugarbush is calling maple syrup lovers
The ice is starting to melt and I am starting to look at maple sap collecting equipment yet again. Last year I had seven taps out on March 15,...
March 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
February 4, 2018
Grim's Tales: The difference five years makes
Some of you might have seen my post on Facebook on Jan. 2, but for those who did not, can you believe it has been five years since I joined the...
February 4, 2018 - 7:30am
January 2, 2018
Grim's Grub: Time and temp make tender meat
While Mom was still alive, I was minding my own business and she asked, "Do you have time to go pick up some chickens?" Now, we did not then...
January 2, 2018 - 6:30am
December 18, 2017
Grim's Tales: I'm grateful for Chamber of Commerce membership
By the time you have read this, some people will have already seen my face in the new Pine River Chamber of Commerce e-newsletter. After some recent resignations the chamber had space for new members on the chamber board. My boss, Nancy Vogt, and one of our company's star advertising...
December 18, 2017 - 7:30am
December 17, 2017
Grim's Grub: If you can't beat 'em, blend 'em!
After I don't know how many years of considering buying one, I finally found myself the owner of an immersion blender. Some might not be familiar...
December 17, 2017 - 7:30am
November 22, 2017
Grim's Grub: Give maligned (but delicious) venison ribs a try
I'm a bit of a waste-not, want-not guy, especially when it comes to hunting and fishing. I don't like to hunt, but if I do kill something, I...
November 22, 2017 - 8:00am
October 23, 2017
Grim's Grub: Treat your four-legged family members right
I heard once that early human beings at one point depended so much on domesticated canines that without them, we might not exist as a species today. I don't know if it is true, but I can see how people might choose to believe it. My family has almost always had a dog or two. Often...
October 23, 2017 - 7:30am