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November 26, 2018
Construction on the YARD (Young Athletes Reaching Dreams) has begun south of Pequot Lakes. When completed, the facility will cater to athletes of baseball, softball and pickleball. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
YARD facility to serve young athletes
November 26, 2018 - 6:00am
November 17, 2018
Katie Wassermann stands outside the Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Nov. 8. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Faces: Wassermann aims to move Pequot Lakes forward; leads city's chamber of commerce
November 17, 2018 - 4:00am
November 1, 2018
Brainerd seeks community input on comprehensive plan
November 1, 2018 - 12:30pm
October 27, 2018
Brainerd Family YMCA kicks off annual fundraising campaign
October 27, 2018 - 4:30am
October 18, 2018
Calvin Traxler 4, wears a fireman costume at the Pequot Fire open house Wednesday, Oct. 10. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
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Area firefighters promote fire prevention
October 18, 2018 - 6:00am
August 19, 2018
Hannah Barberg started Hannah's Sweets last year as a way to raise funds for her favorite charity, the Children's Shelter of Cebu. She set up her bakery stand outside her family's home on Thursday. She's been baking since she was just 3 years old. Marie Johnson / Forum News Service
10-year-old baker and fundraiser, Hannah Barberg, has found the right recipe for making a difference
August 19, 2018 - 6:00am
July 31, 2018
Ruthann Kostek of Brainerd shows off her first-place ribbon for her origami flowers  in a vase she entered at the Crow Wing County Fair. Jennifer Kraus / Brainerd Dispatch
Getting creative at the county fair: Brainerd woman submits 35 exhibits in 35th year
July 31, 2018 - 8:11pm
July 27, 2018
Claire Gunsbury performs in a past Lakes Area Music Festival concert. Gunsbury will perform 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Submitted Photo
Lakes Area Music Festival concert to feature local musicians
July 27, 2018 - 8:00am
July 15, 2018
Duke the Dog has become quite the celebrity since becoming mayor of Cormorant village two years ago. He will try for a third consecutive election victory at the 6th annual Cormorant Daze celebration on Saturday, Aug. 20. Special to Forum News Service
Duke the dog, famed mayor of Minn. township, retires amid failing health
July 15, 2018 - 7:55am
July 7, 2018
Isaac Boike, a pre-school literacy tutor, reads to students at Atwater Elementary School in Atwater June 19. Boike is one of the only male employees at the elementary school and acts as a male role model at the school. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
A champion among tutors: Clara City native a male role model for preschoolers
July 7, 2018 - 2:54pm
July 5, 2018
Nisswa Youth Scholarship Organization to host garage sale
July 5, 2018 - 10:30am
June 27, 2018
Reader Opinion: Community
June 27, 2018 - 7:30am
June 17, 2018
Reader Opinion: Million Meters Row
June 17, 2018 - 7:30am
May 14, 2018
The original design artist Michele Steffen created for the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association features fallen soldiers she painted with watercolors. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
May 14, 2018 - 3:46pm
April 3, 2018
Tom Johnson poses with his wife, Leola, and their three daughters, Karsan (left), Caelan and McKennan at Caelan's 2015 Brainerd High School graduation. Submitted
'We didn't see this coming': Baxter family man didn't show any signs of suicidal thoughts
April 3, 2018 - 6:00am