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  1. Pages from the Past - July 281 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 28 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    ... behind, prompting school officials to take firm action with the building's architects and contractors. The Pine River-Backus School District's Backus building and real estate sold at auction on Saturday to local buyers. All in all, the district will ...

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  2. Pine River-Backus Family Center to participate in Summerfest1 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 27 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    ... especially, our boys and girls. Respecting our small town values is a badge of honor for Pine River. The Pine River-Backus Family Center (PRBFC) is celebrating 20 years of providing services in our own hometown. Our mission is to work on ...

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  3. PR-B Boosters Annual Golf Tournament 5 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 27 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    On Sunday, July 24, the Pine River-Backus Booster Club held its annual golf tournament fundraiser at Black Bear Golf Complex.

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  4. Reminders-July 28, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 27 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    ... a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 30; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, to coincide with Pine River Summerfest. The Backus fly-in pancake breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, July 31, at the Backus Airport, just west of Highway ...

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  5. Faces: Kathleen Stephan strives to stick out1 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 27 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    Kathleen Stephanof Pine River in her normal habitat, the Pine River-Backus Family Center, where her upbringing makes her a natural.

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  6. Minnesota author writes about Pine River in latest novel: She'll be at Summerfest this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 27 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    ... returning home from Federal Dam on Leech Lake. There it was - that beautiful river connecting lakes from north of Backus, gurgling through Ding Pot Swamp, hooking up with Norway Lake, becoming a long river again, rushing over the dam, traveling to ...

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  7. July 21 winds deal extensive damage in Backus: Businesses, homes and historic properties hit hardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    Backus Mayor Kurt Sawyer volunteered to use his own logging equipment to clean up storm damage in city and private property throughout his city.

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  8. It's simple joys up at 'The Trabin' near BackusRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Star Tribune

    While many of the stories in this section go back a couple generations, this one only goes back to 1993 and only involves one owner. We bought our lot near Backus, Minn., sight-unseen for pennies on the dollar.

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  9. Widespread power outages as severe storm cuts through northern Minnesota4 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    This power pole in the city of Backus was snapped off halfway up when a large spruce tree was uprooted by the wet soil and high winds.

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  10. Marlen "Sam" HarrisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    Marlen Eugene "Sam" Harris, 60, of Backus, MN, passed away peacefully at the Centracare Hospital in St. Cloud, MN, on July 4, 2016, after a courageous two year battle with cancer.

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  11. Charter to bring HD channels, improved all-digital network, faster...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    Charter Communications customers in Backus and Hackensack will enjoy access to more than 200 high definition channels, better picture quality and significantly faster Internet speeds as Charter moves to a 100 percent all-digital network.

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  12. Pine River-Backus School District: Board conveys property to city4 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    After being informed that a section of Third Street, which has been closed, required maintenance, the Pine River-Backus School Board agreed to convey the property to the city at the Monday, July 18, school board meeting.

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  13. Summer Meals for kids at Pine River-Backus School3 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    Summer meals will be available Aug. 8-25 at Pine River Backus School for all kids 18 and younger at no cost.

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  14. Backus: Council to seek bonding for street reconstruction project6 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    The Backus City Council announced a decision to seek bonding for a street reconstruction project after a public hearing held at the Monday, July 11, council meeting.

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  15. Cora Borman takes six big steps closer to dream: Brother Clayton follows in rodeo footsteps1 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    Cora Borman is a 16-year-old Backus resident with crystal clear dreams. She intends to be a world champion cowgirl, and qualifying for this year's high school national competition got her closer to that goal than any year before.

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  16. DNR to Begin Herbicide Application in Backus area to help Reforestation Efforts4 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    ... will begin around July 15, and continue through approximately Aug. 15, to 55.3 acres on four sites in the Backus Forestry Administrative Area. "Herbicides will be sprayed on the ground to reduce competing woody vegetation," said Darren Bundy, ...

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  17. Making the Grade1 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    ... River, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science/Information Systems. Lucas Zetah, of Backus, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Normandale Community College named Paige Flaten, of Brainerd, and Emma ...

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  18. 16 hours 37 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    National Geographic has awarded a $100,000 grant to Backus-based Rural Renewable Energy Alliance .

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  19. On the Go: Mary Jane finds solution for incontinence3 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    Mary Jane Johnson-Olson of Backus has the confidence to travel after meeting with the Essentia Health Urology team.

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  20. David HamiltonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 9 | Pequot Lakes Echo

    David Hamilton, age 89, of Backus, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Dignity and Grace Assisted Living in Backus.

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