Area residents and businesses are learning they face an increased threat of frozen water pipes.
Lee Bundy, water/wastewater operator, told the Backus City Council that at least five Backus residents have frozen water lines.
Breezy Point Police
ARREST: Report on Feb. 27 of a traffic arrest on Ranchette Drive and Cherokee Trail. One vehicle rolled over and the driver attempted to flee on foot. The driver was arrested for DWI.
The PineandLakes Echo Journal incorrectly reported Feb. 27 that Jean Grev is retiring at the end of the 2013-2014 school year at Pine River-Backus.
Grev's retirement is not effective until Nov. 28, 2014.
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 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...
Pequot Lakes School Board members pored over 140 responses to a survey asking what residents think of the school district as the board works to develop a vision of what the district will look like in the year 2020.
Baxter Insurance Group will present a teen driver seminar from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the Brenny Funeral Chapel Community Room in Baxter for teens and their parents.
Brick House Pizza will serve pizza at 5 p.m.
PR-B area Relay
for Life planning meeting is Tuesday
The first planning/team captain meeting for the Pine River-Backus area Relay for Life will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at The Warehouse in Pine River.
World Day of Prayer is Friday in Pequot Lakes
Area churches will celebrate World Day of Prayer at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, at Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes.
Refreshments will be served from 9:30-10:30 a.
The 40th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration kicks off Friday, March 7, in Crosslake, with the parade and other day-long events on Saturday, March 15.
Following is a schedule of events:
Friday, March 7
8 p.m.: Ms. Blarney...
The Kitchigami Regional Library now offers the Pronunciator online language-learning system for free, with 80 of the world's most popular languages and ESL courses for speakers of 50 non-English languages.
Pequot Lakes PTA spring carnival is Friday
The Pequot Lakes PTA spring carnival will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Eagle View Elementary School with a jungle theme.
The carnival is most appropriate for pre-kindergarten to eighth-...
The 32nd annual Pequot Lakes Festival of the Arts will run from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Pequot Lakes High School.
Student and community artists will have visual arts displays in the new high school gym.
Happy Dancing Turtle and Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowhip will present the first of a series of five free meetings on food issues Thursday, March 6, at the Hunt Utilities Group (HUG) campus in Pine River, starting at 5:30 p.m.
The Pine River-Backus Family Center, in partnership with Bi-CAP and PPMNS, will host MNSure enrollment events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 7, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Pine River-Backus Family Center, 245...
Cass County Public Health will hold a free vaccination clinic for students in grades 6-12 from 3-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Pine River-Backus School. Use the back parking lot entrance to Commons area.
An American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Refresher course will be offered from 5-9 p.m. Monday, March 17, in Room E203 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby, staff will be the instructor.
Kerri Marie Zelinske, 24, Brainerd, was sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Cass County District Court to serve 50 months in prison for criminal vehicular homicide, according to Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie.
The Breezy Point City Council voted Monday, March 3, to raise the speed limit on some of the city's roads from 30 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour and to request a speed study of Weavers Point Road from the state.
The Crow Wing County Land Services Department, in cooperation with Sunrise Sertoma of Brainerd and Kenwood Recycling, collected 4,600 pounds of unneeded Christmas lights and extension cords at select locations throughout Crow Wing...
Cindy Hidde of Stonemark Land Surveying, Inc., in Pequot Lakes was recognized by the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors on Feb. 21 at the annual conference in Bloomington.
Hidde received the William S. Kelley Jr.
American Surplus and Manufacturing, a Montevideo company that specializes in making wheeled ice-fishing houses under the Ice Castle brand, is opening a manufacturing facility that will bring 20 jobs to Pine River.
The Pine River-Backus junior varsity speech team competed at the Pequot Lakes Speech Wars! tournament Tuesday night, Feb. 25.
Claudina Williams took home a white ribbon for her informational speech on illusions.
The Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus High School speech teams competed Saturday, March 1, at the Chuck Beckman Memorial Tournament in Walker with the following results:
Pequot Lakes: Allie Miller, seventh;...
Just For Kix in Pequot Lakes offers the following special sessions Mondays at Eagle View Elementary School:
Teeny Kix (ages 3-5), 5:30-6 p.m.; Hip Hop (K-first grade), 4-4:45 p.m.; Hip Hop (second and third grades) 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Pine River-Backus Community Education offers the following upcoming classes. To register, call 218-587-2080 or go online to prbschools.revtrak.net.
• Here's To Your Health: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Stone Woman Herbals, Pine River....
The Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota will be Saturday, March 1, at Breezy Point Resort.
The plunge will begin at 1 p.m. Check-in will be on the first floor of the Convention Center near the front desk at the...
The 23rd annual Men & Boys Wild Game Potluck Banquet will be Friday, Feb. 28, at the Trailside Center at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church.
Doors will open at 5 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Bobber Bill from Camp Lebanon.
Jazz, tango music to be performed Saturday at Grand View
The Lakes Area Music Festival will present "Música Caliente," an evening of jazz and tango music, Saturday, March 1, at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa.
Artists, crafters and vendors are invited to be part of the second annual Cabin Fever Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Trailside Center next to Pequot Lakes Baptist Church, 30028 County Road 112, Pequot Lakes.
Ten people attended a joint city of Lake Shore-Loon Lake Township public hearing on Monday, Feb. 24, at Lake Shore City Hall to hear about proposed improvements to the east portion of 72nd Street off of Jacobs Road.
Most spoke in favor of...