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May 19, 2019
Hudson the Magician, aka Steve Cotariu, performs some card tricks at his home. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Merrifield magician has more than tricks up his sleeve
May 19, 2019 - 12:00pm
Isaac Gerber was named a Region 5 Student of Character for 2019. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Gerber recognized for leadership, humility, kindness
May 19, 2019 - 6:00am
May 17, 2019
Kathy Saxvold, Pequot Lakes Early Childhood Special Education teacher, reads “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to her age 3-4 class, including Declan Johnson (left) and Graham Klunk. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Pequot Lakes: Saxvold's passion is to help children
May 17, 2019 - 6:00am
May 12, 2019
Emily Lothert tends to baby Max Lothert Tuesday, May 7, in the living room of her northeast Brainerd home. Lothert and husband Reed have renovated every room in their home and are in the process of fixing up the basement. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Paint, wood and motherhood: Brainerd woman shares farmhouse home renovation with growing Instagram audience
May 12, 2019 - 4:02pm
May 5, 2019
Meghan Jarvi was one of the Pine River-Backus students nominated as a Student of Character in the annual Sourcewell event. Jarvi's nomination letter recognized her resilience in the face of loss. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Faces: Jarvi recognized for resilience
May 5, 2019 - 6:00am
May 4, 2019
Melissa Goble (left) and Kim Hartung of Brainerd gain recognition as Good Samaritan Heroes. Submitted photo
Minnesota Red Cross recognizes Brainerd women for saving runner's life
May 4, 2019 - 3:00am
May 2, 2019
Jerry Meadows is a 61-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran from Wahpeton, N.D., who attempted -- twice -- to walk from Bemidji to St. Cloud to raise awareness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Disabled veteran successfully ends 2nd fundraising walk
May 2, 2019 - 8:01pm
May 1, 2019
Jerry Meadows, a 61-year-old disabled veteran from Wahpeton, N.D., walks March 31 along Highway 371 through Pine River to raise awareness for the Wounded Warriors Project. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal file photo
So close yet so far - fundraiser hits the road again to raise more money
May 1, 2019 - 5:00am
April 30, 2019
Jerry Meadows is a 61-year-old Air Force veteran from Wahpeton, N.D., walking to raise awareness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Coming Wednesday: He's back
April 30, 2019 - 1:00pm
April 26, 2019
Nicole Phillips
Yard signs spread kindness in the entire community
April 26, 2019 - 7:00am
April 21, 2019
Madison Abraham was one of two students selected as this year's Students of Character by Sourcewell. Abraham's teacher Kim Sheley described her as "fiercely independent" and recognized her work ethic in her nomination. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal
Abraham's work ethic recognized with award
April 21, 2019 - 6:00am
Kelly Olzenak (left), her boyfriend Alex Niederloh, and his father and mother Kurt and Lisa Niederloh smile for a group photo April 28, 2018, prior to the start of the Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes in Nisswa. Submitted photo
The runner came to a dead stop. Others racing brought him back to life.
April 21, 2019 - 5:00am
April 19, 2019
Kurt Niederloh
Coming Sunday: Life savers
April 19, 2019 - 9:30am
April 17, 2019
Coming Thursday: Eggs-cellent idea
April 17, 2019 - 4:00pm
April 14, 2019
Ashlynn Reynolds was selected as one of Pequot Lakes' two Students of Character by Sourcewell.
Reynolds honored for dedication to high school community
April 14, 2019 - 6:00am
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