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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
House of Representatives
October 5, 2018
District 9A hopefuls spar in televised debate
With Election Day looming on the calendar in five weeks, it's time for bright lights and big debates to help Minnesotans determine who will represent...
October 5, 2018 - 7:00am
May 26, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Good job, Rep. Poston
I am writing today to commend your local state representative John Poston for his leadership in the House on matters related to our veterans. In his short time in the Legislature, Rep. Poston has quickly emerged as one of our leading voices on veterans' issues. He was the chief author...
May 26, 2018 - 7:30am
May 25, 2018
Looking Back - May 25, 2018
40 years ago - May 25, 1978 (Headline) Rabies outlook in Minnesota Sergeant Lester W. Smeby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Smeby of Rt. 2, Pequot Lakes, Mn. is a member of an organizations that has earned the U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. 30 years ago - May 26, 1988 (Headline)...
May 25, 2018 - 5:30am
May 15, 2018
3M settlement bill passes House, adds well testing web page
PAUL — A bill to monitor the way 3M settlement funds are spent was passed in the House May 14. The bill, penned by Rep. Kelly Fenton, R-Woodbury,...
May 15, 2018 - 9:39am
May 1, 2018
Past Itasca sheriff Medure seeks House 5B seat
Former Itasca County Sheriff Pat Medure announced his candidacy for the District 5B seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. House District...
May 1, 2018 - 7:00am
February 9, 2018
State Legislature: Heintzeman, Lueck announce re-election bids
State Reps. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, and Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, both announced they will seek third terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives...
February 9, 2018 - 8:00am
March 2, 2017
Sunday liquor sales: Area legislators split votes on issue
The prospect of Sunday liquor store sales in Minnesota is all but certain after both the Senate and House voted to end the ban on such sales. Though area legislators split on their votes, Gov. Mark Dayton has indicated he will sign the bill. The Senate passed a bill Monday, Feb. 27,...
March 2, 2017 - 11:22am
February 24, 2017
Lueck named chair of commission on school trust land
State Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, was recently elected to chair the Legislature's Permanent School Trust Land Commission. School trust lands were...
February 24, 2017 - 10:03pm
Minnesota Senate poised to pass Sunday sales
ST. PAUL — A bill legalizing Sunday sales of alcohol coming next week to the Minnesota Senate is very likely to pass, Senate Majority Leader...
February 24, 2017 - 7:39pm
February 6, 2017
Lueck reappointed to Iron Range Resources Rehabilitation Board
State Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, was re-appointed to the Iron Range Resources Rehabilitation Board, which consists of Iron Range legislators from the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate who are responsible for overseeing the agency. The IRRRB's mission is to promote and...
February 6, 2017 - 9:31am
February 1, 2017
Area legislators discuss healthcare, taxes with business owners
Area legislators gathered with Brainerd Lakes Chamber members to discuss issues such as business property taxes, employee wages and benefits,...
February 1, 2017 - 11:36pm
January 29, 2017
Letter to the editor: Minnesota solar under attack
Gazprom's hand-picked, silver spoon poster boy of conspicuous consumption had yet to be crowned in D.C., but Minnesota House Republicans were already hard at work last week appeasing their patrons in the energy sector.
January 29, 2017 - 8:58pm
January 2, 2017
State legislators receive committee appointments
Area state representatives have received their committee appointments for Minnesota's 90th legislative session, which will convene Jan. 3, 2017. Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, District 10A: Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee, vice chairman; Health and...
January 2, 2017 - 10:17am
November 16, 2016
Election Update: Area Senate, House voting totals listed
Following are complete vote totals for state Senate Districts 9 and 10. Complete results weren't available until early morning Wednesday, Nov. 9, after the Echo Journal's deadline for the Nov. 10 edition. Senate District 9: Includes parts of Cass, Wadena, Todd and Morrison counties...
November 16, 2016 - 11:52am
October 19, 2016
House 9A: Candidates clash on MNsure, agree on stimulating business growth
DFL candidate Meg Litts and Republican candidate John Poston voiced their opinions Tuesday, Oct. 11, during a candidate forum at Central Lakes...
October 19, 2016 - 1:52pm