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After 34 years in education, Nisswa Elementary School Principal Erin Herman will retire at the end of the school year-sort of.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:49pm

The city hired Brennan Olson as a part-time police officer to help provide extra patrol at Zorbaz on Gull, at the establishment's request, Friday and Saturday nights, the Lake Shore City Council learned Monday night. Zorbaz will reimburse the city for the officer's wages. Police reported 213 inciden...

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 12:50pm

The Nisswa City Council on Wednesday, July 18, had to decide how to pay for its share of the Highway 371/County Road 18 project after the awarded bid was higher than engineers' estimates. After the bid for the $7 million project was awarded to Anderson Brothers of Brainerd, the city's total cost, in...

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 12:44pm

Two 16-year-olds from Pine River traveled to Chicago this month to audition for the 12th season of American Idol. Unfortunately, neither made it to callbacks, but both gained insight into the popular singing talent competition.Kayla Adkins and Ryan Sweeney, high school juniors, auditioned July 12 at...

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 9:48am

BY KELLY VIRDEN Pine River Journal Editor Barclay Avenue in Pine River has a new shop downtown: Hens & Chicks Curiosities: a business collaboration among local women interested in indulging their creativity and providing a unique place for shoppers.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 3:37pm

Pequot Lakes High School Alumni will hold their All-Class Reunion the weekend of Aug. 4-5. On Aug. 4, classes will hold their individual reunions and meet informally later that evening at the Pequot Lakes Legion Club....

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:54pm

Do you plan to participate in any Peninsula Winter Games activities on Jan. 28?

19% (37 votes)
81% (158 votes)
Total votes: 195

Do you think the Alaska Legislature will have a productive session this year?

13% (38 votes)
87% (250 votes)
Total votes: 288

How are you doing with your New Year's resolutions?

So far, so good
21% (40 votes)
Already broke it
5% (9 votes)
Didn't make one
74% (138 votes)
Total votes: 187

During his freshman year at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Ben Woodland worked as a tutor. With the help of one of his friends, the Soldotna native was able to successfully tutor a Tibetan monk for his United States Citizenship test. “He didn’t really know how to read and write,” Woodland...

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 7:26pm

JUNEAU -- The Grinch of Juneau who allegedly stole Christmas isn't and didn't. Last week, a student group reported to police the theft of $358 in presents as they were providing gift-wrapping services in Nugget Mall for donations. The group told the Juneau Police Department they had been scammed. Tu...

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 12:39pm

EAGLE RIVER -- Suzie Gorski can finally put away her paint cans. The Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce executive director had made sprucing up the old plywood "Welcome to Eagle River" sign an annual rite of spring. "It was just tired," Gorski said of the old sign. Thanks to the work of several...

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 12:28pm

In the dead of winter, the air outside swings past zero on the Fahrenheit scale around the Anchorage area. Further north around Fairbanks, it gets even colder. But none of this dissuades tourists who see this as a time to take in some of the attractions that have built Alaska's tourism reputation....

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 12:25pm

The Cook Inlet saw an upswing in oil and gas exploration in 2011, with three independent oil and gas companies drilling new wells and another independent submitting more than 90 bids in the near-record Cook Inlet lease sale in June. The increased activity has had a direct impact on companies that su...

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 10:05pm

Instead of proceeds going into the Kaladi Brothers Coffee cash registers on Sunday, they will be put in an envelope and donated to the Soldotna Library expansion project. Kaladi Brothers locations throughout the state, and the lone location in Seattle donate to charities a couple times each year. T...

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 8:21pm


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