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Former Sen. Coleman dives into lake north of Brainerd to avoid boat crash
'First Inhabitants' talk set Tuesday, June 25
Farm deluge starts to seep into America's fragile rural economy
Work crews to pave sections of Cypress Drive corridor project this week
Iran warns US it could down more drones as Pompeo arrives in Persian Gulf
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Farm deluge starts to seep into America's fragile rural economy
Trump to sign executive order to compel disclosure of health care prices
As resorts, campgrounds continue to disappear, Minnesota tourism industry could take a hit
Farm Service Agency county committee nominations open
Solar convert: Green energy equals money in the bank
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Stock Car Racing: Winning and racing more than a hobby for Gonskas
Legion Baseball: Brainerd enjoys 2-1 weekend
Pineda mistake costly as Twins lose finale in Kansas City
Reavie wins Travelers for first title since 2008
Green captures Women's PGA for first career win
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Guest Opinion: Stepping up to create a clean energy future
McFeely: No signs of bigots, but plenty of friendship at Pelican Rapids festival
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Outdoor notes for June 23
Western Minnesota pelicans slowly rebounding
Rescuing a raptor: Neighbors, volunteers return eaglet to nest
Researchers tackle brainworm epidemic in northern Minnesota moose population
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Twitter challenge reveals ugly truth behind Minnesota Nice
The importance of being an advocate for mental health
Minnesota Zoo monorail train gets new life in rural Wisconsin
New app helps connect hungry children with food in Minnesota
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Dave Bartholomew, musician and producer who guided Fats Domino's career, dies at 100
Judith Krantz, best-selling author of racy romance novels, dies at 91
Jammin' at Moondance Country Fest
PR-B youth stage 'Snow White'
Comic legend Bob Newhart to perform at first-ever Minneapolis Comedy Fest
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Lakes Area Music Festival to host Solstice event
Turtle Town Art Fair slated in Longville
Cass County Fair to run June 27-30 in Pine River
This Was Brainerd - June 24
Nearly 60 catch 265 fish at Hackensack Children's Fishing Contest
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May 3, 2019
Pequot Lakes & Pine River-Backus: Graduation rates rise
Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus high schools continued to record higher graduation rates than the state average over the past two or more...
May 3, 2019 - 4:00am
April 29, 2019
Major school solar project slated for completion with 6 solar arrays
New Energy Equity, Region Five Development Commission and Rural Renewable Energy Alliance partnered to develop six solar arrays, totaling 1.5...
April 29, 2019 - 2:00am
April 19, 2019
Tigers Care: Quirky one-woman show kicks off event
Staff, family and students came back to school Tuesday, April 2, for the first Tigers Care Community Conference and its keynote speaker, Terey...
April 19, 2019 - 8:00am
April 18, 2019
Local districts decide not to add school days
A spring snowstorm Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, prompted area school closings and late starts. That had school calendars at Pequot Lakes...
April 18, 2019 - 6:00am
April 11, 2019
SOLAR SAVINGS: Superintendents say savings may be higher than estimated
Now that the Pine River-Backus and Pequot Lakes school districts have wrapped up a long-awaited solar installation project, they are finding...
April 11, 2019 - 4:00am
March 29, 2019
Tiger Talk: Event to target challenges all parents face
Pine River-Backus Schools invites you to join us for a Tigers Care community conference that will share information and resources to help with...
March 29, 2019 - 6:00am
March 1, 2019
Pine River-Backus School District: Bond referendum questions answered. Architect plans develop with student/staff input
Kodet Architects Mike Schellin and Kelly Martinez recapped plans for the Pine River-Backus School District's upcoming $15.295 million bond referendum...
March 1, 2019 - 4:00am
February 14, 2019
Area schools have potential makeup days on radar
Area schools are addressing potential makeup days after canceling school for ice and snow in January. Pequot Lakes With the district taking four...
February 14, 2019 - 4:00am
February 1, 2019
Riewer gives team credit in ISD 2174 Teacher of the Year win
Ever the team player, when Pine River-Backus coach and teacher John Riewer was selected as the school district's Teacher of the Year, he gave...
February 1, 2019 - 4:00am
November 29, 2018
Stage North presents 'A Christmas Carol'
Stage North Theatre Co. presents its holiday classic "A Christmas Carol" Dec. 12-16 at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. Shows will be 7:30...
November 29, 2018 - 3:00pm
August 30, 2018
Back to class: Area schools will be in session after Labor Day
Diligent students will hit the books in area school districts when school resumes next week. Following is information for the Pequot Lakes and...
August 30, 2018 - 4:00am
August 27, 2018
Pine River-Backus School: Board to seek feedback through survey
In June, the Pine River-Backus School Board approved a survey through Morris Leatherman Company that will look at public perceptions of the school...
August 27, 2018 - 4:00am
July 25, 2018
Pine River-Backus Schools partner with Positive Coaching Alliance
Pine River-Backus Schools has established a partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit developing "Better Athletes,...
July 25, 2018 - 4:00am
May 31, 2018
60 PR-B seniors to collect diplomas Friday
Though the Pine River-Backus High School graduating class is only 60 students strong, its motto suggests a big attitude. "Some people have stories,...
May 31, 2018 - 5:00am
February 22, 2018
PR-B School acts in abundance of caution - No credible threat to school found
The evening of Thursday, Feb. 15, parents of students at Pine River-Backus Schools were likely a bit on guard following an alert from Superintendent...
February 22, 2018 - 5:00am