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Looking Back - May 22

40 years ago, May 23, 1974

From the Country Echo

(Headline) Minnesota Public Service Commission holds public hearing Tuesday on matter of railroad service to Pine River

Frank Jensen, one of the fire tower sitters in the Pequot Lakes tower, has to spend many hours alone in the tower looking for smoke.

30 years ago, May 24, 1984

From the Country Echo

Pequot teacher Kathy Vold will be a Crow Wing County DFL delegate and will represent Minnesota at the state and national conventions.

(Ad) New office space for rent, $140-$150 per month, lots of parking.

20 years ago, May 25, 1994

From the Lake Country Echo

Barb Uppgaard announced her intentions to run again for her current seat of Crow Wing County commissioner for District 2.

Vern and Mayme Bartella of Pequot Lakes celebrated their golden anniversary.

10 years ago, May 20, 2004

From the Lake Country Echo

The Nisswa Area Historical Society unveiled its new visitor center, which will house hundreds of archived photos and artifacts from Nisswa’s past.