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Jury selection begins in trial of man who shot teens  updated 10:02am

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of a rural Little Falls man who shot two teens to death in his home.

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And the winner is... 04/14/14

The Miss Pine River Scholarship Pageant and the Miss Pequot Lakes Pageant were held on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12.






Backus Fire Department issues amended fire contracts 04/08/14

The Backus City Council on Monday, April 7, approved an amended fire contract for townships.

The fire department discovered an error in a spreadsheet that resulted in billing amounts that...

DeZurik represents American Legion in Washington, D.C. 04/08/14

Ray DeZurik, an American Legion member from Breezy Point, and Shirley Frederick, an American Legion Auxiliary member from Hackensack, were in Washington, D.C., recently lobbying for issues that...

Brutal cold, aging fleet lead to a tough year for Pequot's bus garage 04/08/14

An aging bus fleet coupled with brutally cold temperatures led to frequent breakdowns and increased maintenance costs for the Pequot Lakes School District’s transportation department this winter...

Nisswa students shatter food shelf donation goal 04/08/14

When students at Nisswa Elementary School set out to collect food donations for Minnesota Food Share Month, they set an unrealistic goal of 500 items — unrealistic because they never could have...

Unusually high number of snow days this year for area schools 04/08/14

This year’s extreme winter weather forced Pequot Lakes School District officials to call off school a total of five days, along with one late start. The Pine River-Backus (PR-B) School District...


Patriots honored at banquet

The Pequot Lakes girls' basketball senior captains Vanessa Lane, Katie White and Kayla Miller were chosen most valuable players this season for the Patriots at a team banquet on Sunday, April 6.

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Arts & Entertainment

Soukup to present at Spotlight on Books Conference

Pine River author Kathy Soukup will be featured at Festival of Authors, a book-signing event held in conjunction with the 26th annual Spotlight on Books Conference on April 11-12 at Ruttger's Sugar Lake Lodge just south of Grand Rapids.

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Doucette got a little help from his friends

Andrew Doucette has had his fair share of difficulties in life, but thanks to those who supported him, he never let them hold him back.
Doucette, a 2013 graduate of Brainerd High School, was raised in a big family with big family problems.

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A new tool in breast cancer fight

Thanks to breakthroughs in science and modern medicine, doctors and medical professionals are able to treat illnesses and diseases more effectively than ever before.
Sadly, all the technology in the world is sometimes not enough to save our loved ones.

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