The Pine River-Backus School District completed its strategic planning workshop sessions Feb. 26.
The sessions included four public sessions that included school district residents, one session with students and a session with faculty and staff.
The Backus City Council on Monday, March 3, agreed to hire two firefighters.
Wayne Norman and Roland Orth will join the department pending their completion of physicals and approval from their doctors.
The Pine River-Backus School Board approved a revised 2013-14 school calendar to make up for school days lost to cold or snowy weather at the regular meeting Monday, Feb. 24.
The revised calendar extends the school year to June 4.
The Pine River-Backus School District Spelling Bee was neck and neck for three rounds before the first contestant was eliminated with the word "pastel," after which the contestants began falling like dominoes.
I wrote a column several weeks ago explaining why a reporter writes about the things we write about, but I think that subject pales significantly to this. I hope you agree.
I woke up grudgingly and grumpy at 2 a.m.
After a resident in Pequot Lakes was forced to hire an excavating crew to jackhammer through more than seven feet of frost to reach his frozen water line, the cities of Backus, Pine River and Pequot Lakes have called a freeze run.