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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
April 8, 2019
Amy Gordon
Gordon joins PR-B Family Center
April 8, 2019 - 10:00am
April 7, 2019
John and Caroljean Weise will be the first inductees into the new "hall of fame" for Pequot Lakes pageant volunteers. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
'It's a family affair': Pequot Lakes couple earns ovation for life of pageant work
April 7, 2019 - 4:00am
April 6, 2019
Chad Nelson, along with his wife Lisa, has operated Insurance Brokers of Minnesota in Pequot Lakes for the past 12 years. Dan Determan / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Nelson lends a hand where he can
April 6, 2019 - 4:00am
Jerry Meadows (left) stops to have his photograph taken with Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen. The 61-year-old Air Force veteran from Wahpeton, N.D., arrived Friday, April 5, in St. Cloud after leaving on foot March 14 from Bemidji to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. Submitted photo
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Veteran reaffirms faith in Americans with Wounded Warrior Project fundraiser. 61-year-old finishes walking from Bemidji to St. Cloud earlier than planned
April 6, 2019 - 3:00am
April 2, 2019
Jerry Meadows walks Monday, April 1, along the shoulder of southbound Highway 371 between Gull and Round lakes, north of the Brainerd city limits. The 61-year-old Air Force veteran from Wahpeton, N.D., left March 14 on foot from Bemidji to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project while his wife Virginia Miller follows in a Jeep on their way to St. Cloud. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch   Video
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Veteran walks from Bemidji to St. Cloud for Wounded Warrior Project: Wife wanted to see Minnesota. She got more than she bargained for.
April 2, 2019 - 3:00am
April 1, 2019
Sandy Johnson watches as Kyle (left) and Mike Kruchten wheel a new Bryant high-efficiency furnace Friday, March 29, into her Baxter home. Johnson was recognized as a "community hero" by Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems, and the new furnace was installed by Kruchten’s Heating and Air Conditioning of Baxter. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video
Giving to the giver: Baxter woman gets unexpected gift in recognition of community service
April 1, 2019 - 10:00am
March 31, 2019
Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Coming Monday: Feeling the burn
March 31, 2019 - 10:00am
March 23, 2019
Holly Holm, new Nisswa Chamber of Commerce president, stands outside the chamber building Thursday, March 14. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Holm brings quirky, unique personality to Nisswa, takes over as chamber president
March 23, 2019 - 4:00am
March 16, 2019
Teddy Nelson, owner of Curious Belongings, will be the grand marshal of the 45th annual St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, March 16, in Crosslake. Submitted Photo
Grand marshal: Nelson earns honor for her love of Crosslake
March 16, 2019 - 6:00am
March 10, 2019
PR-B seniors Emma Templeton, Gabby Rainwater, Bailey Wynn and Alyssa Semmler receive quilts made by Linda McNamara (center) on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the PR-B girls basketball team's senior night. Ashley Smith / Echo Journal Correspondent
Lake Country Faces: McNamara stitches together memories for PR-B basketball seniors
March 10, 2019 - 4:00am