Backus News


07/20/2018 11:15 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Part of the cover of the 2018 Cass County Tax Forfeited Lands Public Auction booklet. 

Cass County sold 211.33 acres of tax-forfeited land at a June 26 auction for $294,473, Land Commissioner Kirk Titus reported to the county board Tuesday, July 17. In addition, the county sold another eight parcels over the counter from the land office in Backus since the first of this year, netting another $166,750.


07/17/2018 09:53 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Woman dies in Brainerd area crash with semi; daughter behind wheel injured 

A passenger in a car that collided with a semitrailer truck on a central Minnesota highway has died, authorities said Monday. The crash occurred late in the morning last Wednesday on Hwy.


07/15/2018 01:39 PM  ~~~Source~~~
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Elected officers for 2018-19 of the Backus Sons of the American Legion Squadron with post commander, Eugene Gagnon.


07/15/2018 01:39 PM  ~~~Source~~~
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Backus American legion officers Mel Taylor, Judy Deibel and Barb Frederick present a $1,000 check for the Cass County Friends of Youth.


07/12/2018 06:37 AM  ~~~Source~~~
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Debris was scattered throughout the southbound lanes of Highway 371 south of Brainerd following a crash Wednesday, July 11, involving a semitrailer and a passenger car.


07/10/2018 11:52 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pine River-Backus Family Center: Donate to family center through Amazon29 min ago 

Support the Pine River-Backus Family Center by shopping on AmazonSmile. Those who shop through AmazonSmile can enter the family center as their charity of choice, and Amazon will donate a portion of the proceeds from purchases to the family center.


07/10/2018 06:57 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Backus: Sanitary district contract approved with increase 

After some consideration, the Backus City Council on Monday, July 2, approved an updated contract with the Pine River Area Sanitary District with an increase of about $2,000.


07/10/2018 06:57 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Area averts damage as storm calmer than expected 

The pole holding the American Flag in front of the Backus City Hall broke during Sunday nights storm.


07/07/2018 06:03 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Agents seize more than 3 pounds of meth, ammunition and cash 

Arrested were : Charles Ford, 60, Backus, for fifth-degree drugs; Doug Melby Jr., 59, Pequot Lakes, for first-degree drugs and possession of a pistol/weapon ammunition by an ineligible person; Richard Kinnunen, 52, Brainerd, for fifth-degree drugs and a probation violation; and a 26-year-old Pine River woman and a 52-year-old Crosby woman for ... (more)


07/06/2018 11:21 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Grant will double donations to Pine River Food Shelf in July1 min ago 

The Pine River Area Food Shelf and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the eighth annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant, where Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will proportionally match donations to Pine River Area Food Shelf during July, up to $4,000.


07/04/2018 10:26 AM  ~~~Source~~~
PR-B students inspired in Washington, D.C.6 min ago 

Pine River-Backus students in grades 7-9 visited Washington, D.C. Shown are: back row from left, Alivia Tima, Chloe Beavers, Tiara Crannell, Rausie Cummings, Gavin Wosmek, Connor Tulenchik and Jake Mills; front row from left, Shailyn Butricks, Brianna Schmid, Alexis Schwartz, teacher Lisa Toft and Ayden Egberts; and in front, Cate Travis.


06/30/2018 08:24 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pine River blood drive attracts 21 volunteers2 hours ago 

Pine River hosted a blood drive with United Blood Services on June 19 at Pine River-Backus Elementary School, where 18 units of blood were collected for patients in need.


06/29/2018 06:38 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pine River-Backus Schools: Teacher contracts detailed 

The Pine River-Backus School Board approved a preliminary budget for 2018-19 during its June 18 meeting, with few changes save a $364,197 increase resulting from the 2017-19 master agreement teacher contract.