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Oscar Leon Rono

Level 3 offender to be released between Backus and Hackensack  updated 9:42am

Convicted Level 3 predatory sex offender Oscar Leon Rono will move to the 1400 block of State Highway 371 Northwest near Backus on Monday, April 28.

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Pequot Lakes Woman's Club to meet May 1 04/22/14

The Pequot Lakes Woman’s Club will hold its spring meeting at noon Thursday, May 1, at Lakes Latte.

After lunch and conversation, there will be a report on the Miss Pequot Lakes...

Pequot Lakes Just For Kix dancers to perform spring show Saturday 04/22/14

Pequot Lakes Just For Kix (JFK) dancers will perform their annual spring show at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the gym at the Pequot Lakes High School Athletic Complex. Dancers range from 3-year-...

Spring revival meetings set in Backus 04/22/14

Evangelist Glen Jaspers will conduct special meetings at Lakeside Baptist Church in Backus on Sunday-Wednesday, April 27-30.

The meetings will begin Sunday with services at 9 and 10:15 a.m...

Nisswa teen wins title 04/22/14

Lizzy Thurlow of Nisswa, Miss Northern Lakes’ Outstanding Teen 2013, recently won the first runner-up title at the Miss Minnesota’s Outstanding Teen 2014 pageant, winning a $250 scholarship....

Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa to host rummage sale April 25-26 04/22/14

Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa will hold its huge spring rummage sale from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26.

There will be no...

Musical program to be presented at PL Library 04/22/14

Musician Lauren Pelon will appear in concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at the Pequot Lakes Community Library, 31069 County Road 112.

Under the title, “Music from the Backyard &...


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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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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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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