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Travis G. Grimler

Travis Grimler grew up in and graduated from Pine River-Backus School District. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing and a Master of Arts in English Literature. He planned on teaching English courses in a college but found himself drawn more to journalism and returned to the PineandLakes Echo Journal family where he had interned for two summers.

Travis writes primarily soft and hard news features and profiles. He also writes Grim's Tales, a column often reflecting on life, philosophy and his many hobbies (metal detecting, magnet fishing, cooking, collecting history and more). He also writes Grim's Grub, a bi-weekly recipe column with a history theme.

Travis Grimler may be reached at 218-855-5853 or Follow him on Facebook and on Twitter at

Winners of several competitions that were part of the annual Hackensack event announced.
Council makes annual appointments.
Following some discussions and disagreements over the maintenance of a shared road, the city of Jenkins and Wilson Township reached an agreement to leave maintenance to the township.
Community steps in to help large family in their midst of a devastating health issue.
The decision to not meet the deadline set by MNOSHA is not without its risks.
How hunger on the battlefield changed history
Jay Cline will stay involved with the community, but he isn't sure what his plans are going forward.
Other small changes include mileage reimbursement and meal reimbursement.
Failure to discuss new contract ahead of time leaves Pine River Area Sanitary District (PRASD) with few options.
Special meeting scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, to decide on new OSHA safety policy.