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Melissa Hesch, the new Eagle View Elementary principal

Pequot Lakes District hires new Eagle View Elementary principal 

The Pequot Lakes School District selected its new elementary school principal for the next school year.

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Wildfire Prevention Week raises awareness of outdoor fire hazards 04/22/14

Gov. Mark Dayton declared April 20-26 as Wildfire Prevention Week in Minnesota to increase awareness of outdoor wildfire hazards.

Each spring wildland firefighters and rural fire department...

Trial for grandson in Willmar woman’s killing set for July 04/24/14

WILLMAR, Minn. -- A jury trial for a Willmar teen charged with first-degree murder in his grandmother’s killing was scheduled Wednesday for July 21 to Aug. 8.

But where 18-year-old Robert...

PR-B honor roll students earn lunch with the principal 04/22/14

Pine River-Backus students in grades four through six who were on the honor roll through the first three quarters earned the honor of eating lunch with elementary Principal Rick Aulie.

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Kat Perkins advances on ‘The Voice’ 04/23/14

Kat Perkins has made the top 10 on "The Voice."

The Scranton, N.D., native was the second contestant saved by voters Tuesday after opening the NBC singing talent show with Adam Levine and...

Barbara Jean to perform May 2 in Nisswa 04/22/14

Barbara Jean, a songstress, will make her series debut on the Grassroots Concerts stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in Nisswa, in the Journey Church...

PR-B teacher contract negotiations come to a close 04/22/14

Contract negotiations between Pine River-Backus Education Minnesota (PRBEMN) and the Pine River-Backus School Board officially closed with unanimous approval of a contract by the school board...

Sports

Pete's Point: Trap shooting gaining popularity with high schools

The growth in the participation numbers for high school trap shooting in Minnesota has been admirable over the past four years.
It began when Jim Sable started a high school trap shooting team with 10 students in Hopkins in 2001.

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Arts & Entertainment

Barbara Jean to perform May 2 in Nisswa

Barbara Jean, a songstress, will make her series debut on the Grassroots Concerts stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in Nisswa, in the Journey Church building on County Road 18.

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Features

Molly Wiste combines passions through chain saw carving

Molly Wiste of Hackensack loves art and the outdoors. When she carves with a chainsaw, she draws from both passions.
Wiste grew up in Winona where she graduated from high school and then from college with a Bachelor of Science degree in art education.

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Opinion

Grim's Tales: Overcome the ick factor

Making jelly from high bush cranberries smells like old, sweaty socks from a bus load of summer Olympiads. Fiddlehead ferns look like tentacles from alien octopi.

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