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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pine River-Backus recognizes School Board Recognition Week
Baxter City Council: Streets project on docket for new Baxter Elementary
Rollover injures 2 passengers
Legislators address Crosslake loon center funding, other issues
Cass County Board: MnDOT identifies money to reroute roads around Gull Lake campground
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
PL 7th-graders take Mid-State crown
Wick takes 1st, 3rd in Duluth
Joel Brian Carlson
Charles "Chuck" William Halstead
Robert "Robbie" Winter
Shirley Mae Daniels
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.
Faith: God shows how much He loves us
As I See It: Illegal immigration - do the political math
Letter to the editor: A question of ethical accountability
From the Lefthand Corner: We truly are surrounded by good in Echoland
The Cracker Barrel: A sense of wonder
Mayor's Notebook: Participate in changing Breezy Point for the better
letters to the editor
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY
Births: Jan. 15, 2019
Dayne Fox- Jennah Fox
Open House For Cecil Kottschade
September 8, 2018
Wild ricing weathers poor season after torrential rainfall
The Mississippi is a behemoth, one of the largest rivers in the world with a muscular current to boot, but—at least in the Rice Lake portion...
September 8, 2018 - 9:00am
Applications open for wild rice task force
ST. PAUL—Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, who has led the effort to replace the state's sulfate standard to protect Minnesota's state grain wild...
June 8, 2018 - 12:30pm
May 10, 2018
Contest to feature wild rice recipes
The Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council is looking for creative, motivated and talented contestants with the culinary chops to compete in the ninth annual "Get Wild with Wild Rice" recipe contest. Contestants could bring home cash prizes and earn bragging rights for the most innovative...
May 10, 2018 - 12:30pm
May 9, 2018
Minnesota Senate chairman: 'Not one nickel more' for bonding
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton needs to accept a smaller public works bill, the Minnesota Senate chairman in charge of the issue says. "I don't...
May 9, 2018 - 5:51pm
Dayton vetoes wild rice sulfate bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday, May 9, vetoed legislation that would have overturned current law regulating sulfate...
May 9, 2018 - 5:24pm
May 8, 2018
Lueck bill on sulfates receives final House approval
ST. PAUL—A bill Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, authored to update the state's system of establishing water quality standards related to sulfates has received final approval from the House. Lueck's bill, H.F. 3280, cleared the House 79-48 Monday after a conference committee met last...
May 8, 2018 - 10:00am
April 30, 2018
Minn. House passes its tax plan, Senate next
ST. PAUL—Taxes have taken over as the 2018 Minnesota Legislative session's No. 1 issue, thanks federal tax law changes that will affect...
April 30, 2018 - 6:02pm
April 23, 2018
Legislative roundup: MN House votes to dump wild rice water rules
ST. PAUL — Scientific and cultural discussions overlapped as the Minnesota House approved a bill to start over on water regulations protecting...
April 23, 2018 - 4:29pm
March 29, 2018
MPCA challenges judge's ruling on sulfate limit
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Wednesday, March 28, said it has filed a response defending its proposed wild rice...
March 29, 2018 - 11:04am
March 22, 2018
Leech Lake band objects to sulfate standard elimination
LEECH LAKE, Minn.—The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe weighed in Monday, March 19, on two bills at the Minnesota Legislature that would eliminate a state standard regulating the amount of sulfate allowed in wild rice waters. In a letter to Sen. Justin Eichorn, R-Grand Rapids, and...
March 22, 2018 - 4:33pm
March 20, 2018
MNLARS one of many bills lawmakers tackle near deadline
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton seldom says he would veto a bill, but if it reaches his desk he promises to veto House-passed legislation to...
March 20, 2018 - 4:41pm
August 21, 2017
UPDATE: Minnesota changes wild rice rules from sulfate to sulfide
August 21, 2017 - 6:33pm
October 6, 2016
Grim's Grub: Gain a new appreciation for wild rice
Giant clothes dryers. That's the best description I can give for the awesome machines I recently saw when invited to take photos at Carroll Stimson's wild rice processing facility near Pine River.
October 6, 2016 - 10:49am
Wild rice plant in Pine River may be one of a kind
On the shore of a lake outside Pine River is a wild rice processing plant its owner says is the best around. Of course, Carroll Stimson has many...
October 6, 2016 - 10:21am
September 23, 2016
Pine River gets own wild rice label
After 33 years of processing wild rice for Carroll Stimson, Steve Cox and Margo Semmler of Pine River have their own label of wild rice - Pine...
September 23, 2016 - 9:03am