Pine River News


01/19/2018 10:15 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pine River: Council makes final airport payment4 min ago 

The Pine River City Council approved a final payment on the summer airport project at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9. The council also made its annual appointments, renewing those for Bryan Drown as city engineer, Ted Lundrigan as city attorney, and PineandLakes Echo Journal as print publication.


01/18/2018 06:11 AM  ~~~Source~~~
PR-B students inspired on MLK Day 

Special speaker Jason Sole spoke to Pine River-Backus students on his journey to overcome his environment and his past to become an associate professor at Hamline University.


01/17/2018 02:20 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Cass County Board: Changes approved for land reclassification2 min ago 

Cass County Board adopted changes Tuesday to the countywide land use ordinance covering the process for obtaining land reclassification.


01/16/2018 06:28 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Crosslakers Progress Report - formalizing the group's structure 

After functioning as an all-volunteer group for nearly two years, the Crosslakers are posed to take steps in 2018 to formalize the group's structure. Among the discussions the group is currently having are these three topics: Incorporating as a non-for-profit 501C organization.


01/16/2018 02:12 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pine River man charged with 14 counts of mail theft and probation violation 

Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl reports the arrest of Owen Colby Swenson, 32 yrs. old, from Pine River.


01/12/2018 06:53 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pages from the Past - Jan. 12, 201820 min ago 

State high school ski meet is scheduled for February 14-15; announcement doesn't say where, but a shrewd guess is Duluth.


01/07/2018 01:29 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Ready for help that's hard to find: Access to addiction medication in rural MN limited 

This methadone clinic in Brainerd, now owned by Valhalla Place, serves about 400 patients facing opioid addiction.


01/07/2018 08:56 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Browser Column: Pine River Library rings in new year with winter reading program51 min ago 

It is the beginning of a new year, and all of us may start fresh. The adult human winter reading program commenced Jan. 2. "Snow time to read" runs from now until March 31. For the uninitiated, this means that you pick up a pre-printed empty reading list and fill it with 15 books that you have read during these cold winter months.


01/06/2018 10:52 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Police Blotter - Jan. 6, 201818 min ago 

Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department - THEFTS: Eleven reports on Dec. 27 from 10 a.m. to 10:48 a.m. of the theft of mail on Marigold in Pine River, and on West Eagle Lake Road and Kego Lake Road in Fifty Lakes.


01/05/2018 07:01 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Call this Pine River author, illustrator "Mr. E" - 12-year-old publishes coloring book 

Illustrator Mr. E wears a disguise since hitting it big and selling out on his coloring book at the local crafter's market.


01/04/2018 09:29 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Rash of burglaries connected to 2 suspects 

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office arrested 37-year-old Charles Weber of Milaca Friday, and he was charged with second-degree burglary Tuesday in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd.


01/04/2018 05:52 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Feeling frosty: Winter brings record lows to lakes area 

Pine River Family Market employee Anthony Mitchell helps Barb Gravett transport her groceries to her car during a frigid Tuesday morning, Jan. 2. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal Pine River Family Market employee Anthony Mitchell stays bundled up during the cold weather, just waiting for customers like Patricia Gordon to request carry-out service ... (more)


01/03/2018 01:59 PM  ~~~Source~~~
'Year of water' reports improvements 

A focus on water quality in Minnesota has resulted in data about lakes and streams in the northern part of the state. A focus on water quality in Minnesota has resulted in data about lakes and streams in the northern part of the state.


01/03/2018 09:10 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Shaffer's Lost 40 to play Jan. 6 in Pequot Lakes8 min ago 

Submitted Photo Submitted Photo The multi-generational family band Shaffer's Lost 40 will perform Saturday, Jan. 6, at Pequot Lakes High School.


12/31/2017 11:11 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pine River man named Crow Wing, Area 8 Conservationist of Year 

Darren Mayer of Crow Wing SWCD, Jackie Brandt, Beth Hippert of CW SWCD, Jim Brandt and Melissa Barrick of CW SWCD at a ceremony recognizing Jim Brandt as Crow Wing SWCD's Outstanding Conservationist. Jim Brandt, of Pine River, was recently honored as Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District Outstanding Conservationist at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts on Dec. 3-5 in Bloomington.