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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Crow Wing County road maintenance continues this week
The Regional Report: Aitkin group raising funds to update almost 70-year-old choir robes
March for Life in Brainerd set Jan. 22
Tech Savvy: Flying taxis and robots
Area Wrestling: Road Crew runs away with team title
PL 6th-graders 3rd in St. Cloud
Inside the Outdoors: Ice fishing shelters have evolved in new directions
Successful snowmobile rides start with safety mindset
Area Girls Basketball: Pirates prevail over W-DC. PL's Lane reaches 2,000 career points
James Norman Nelson
Stuart D. DeMenge
Hannah C. Call
Pine River United Methodist Church makes donation
Senior Menus: Jan. 21-25, 2019
Faith: Encouragement for a discouraged world
New coalition aims to snuff out tobacco use by working together
Card games: Jan. 7-11, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: 'Norwegian Wood'
The Last Windrow: An acre of dirt
Danecdotes: Weekend getaway a nice change of pace
Opinion: Foreign aid, adjust and repair
Sheriff's Corner: A snapshot of 2018
letters to the editor
Births: Jan. 15, 2019
Dayne Fox- Jennah Fox
Open House For Cecil Kottschade
Births: Nov. 25, 2018
Births: Nov. 17, 2018
January 10, 2019
Crow Wing County Board: Lakefront property owner says unregulated rentals cause for concern
Dave Williams is no stranger to the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners. Williams previously voiced his concerns about vacation rentals by...
January 10, 2019 - 9:00am
January 9, 2019
Crow Wing County Board: County agrees to provide services at city buildings
The first meeting of the new year of the Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners began with a couple new faces and a new arrangement between...
January 9, 2019 - 5:00am
December 27, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Board approves bigger salary, dropping per diem payments
Crow Wing County commissioners Paul Thiede and Rachel Reabe Nystrom's last board meeting didn't end with a whimper but with a bang of mixed emotions...
December 27, 2018 - 5:00am
November 28, 2018
Crow Wing County commissioners face vocal Pequot Lakes critic
Instead of the sound of crickets chirping, the Crow Wing Board of Commissioners got an earful during the usually mundane portion of its meeting...
November 28, 2018 - 5:00am
November 15, 2018
Election 2018: A tiebreaker in Manhattan Beach; a write-in in Emily
Following are tidbits of information gleaned from area election races after all the votes were tallied and analyzed. Manhattan Beach tiebreaker...
November 15, 2018 - 2:00am
November 11, 2018
New year, new blood on Crow Wing County Board
If Steve Barrows had lost his race for Crow Wing County commissioner, he said he would not run again for public office. But the Baxter City Council...
November 11, 2018 - 5:00am
November 5, 2018
Letter to the editor: Vote Brekken for county commissioner
Bill Brekken's "listen, learn and lead" approach to serving the residents of District 2, Crow Wing County's lake country, is "on target." As a leader of the Whitefish lake association, I know Bill's leadership approach that he has demonstrated as a Gull Lake association leader in...
November 5, 2018 - 2:30pm
Letter to the editor: District 2 needs Brekken
In over 55 years of voting in various elections, we have never put a sign in our yard endorsing a particular candidate until this year. Working with Crow Wing County on lakes/aquatic invasive species issues on behalf of numerous lake associations has been disappointing. Meetings with...
November 5, 2018 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Support Brekken for county commissioner
Bill Brekken has a long and rich career, including impactful chapters in retail, finance, higher education, community development (as leader of the Brainerd Community Foundation) and real estate.
November 5, 2018 - 5:30am
October 25, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Our community needs Brekken
Working with Bill Brekken on his campaign for Crow Wing County commissioner has been an honor and a pleasure. We met Bill several years ago and have always known him to be a hardworking, positive thinker with an uncanny ability to bring people together to work through issues and challenges....
October 25, 2018 - 11:30am
October 19, 2018
Letter to the editor: CWC needs Barrows, Brekken
Those of us in Crow Wing County have a great opportunity to add two remarkable people to the Crow Wing County Board. These two awesome folks are Steve Barrows and Bill Brekken. I have known these two gentlemen for many years and observed each of them in a number of different capacities....
October 19, 2018 - 5:30am
October 14, 2018
Letter to the editor: Ready to make a difference
I'm running for Crow Wing County commissioner because I believe that my neighbors deserve more from their county board. The dramatic 6.99 percent levy increase is blamed on rising methamphetamine use and the cost of health care. Meth use has been rising steadily in our community since...
October 14, 2018 - 8:30am
Letter to the editor: Vote Brekken for commissioner
If I could I would vote for Bill Brekken for Crow Wing County commissioner! Bill is a person of integrity. Bill is a man who consistently exhibits composure and level-headedness, which are so critical in this current political climate. He cares about the community. Those strengths...
October 14, 2018 - 2:30am
October 13, 2018
Letter to the editor: Vote for Bill Brekken
I am writing to tell you about Bill Brekken. He has been volunteering at Lakes Area Food Shelf to help us unload our monthly truck delivery from Second Harvest North Central Food Bank. He is a great asset to our volunteer family here at LAFS. I have also known Bill for numerous years...
October 13, 2018 - 5:30am
October 12, 2018
Candidate Forum: CWC District 2 candidates address public concerns
A packed room of Crow Wing County residents turned out to hear from county commissioner hopefuls for Districts 2 and 3 at a candidate forum Tuesday,...
October 12, 2018 - 8:00am