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Looking Back-Jan. 24, 2013

40 years ago, Jan. 25, 1973

From the Country Echo

(Full-page cover photo) Jim Dullum of Nisswa keeps his eyes on the trail ahead. Cross-country skiing is one of the fastest-growing winter sports.

(photo) Whopper — Ray Dowling of Nisswa speared this 17 1/2-pound northern from Cullen last week. Even though the fishing has been slow in some areas, Cullen has been producing some good-sized fish.

30 years ago, Jan. 27, 1983

From the Country Echo

Barb Uppgaard, Crosslake, was honored recently with an Outstanding School Board Member Award for 1983. Uppgaard has been a member of the Pequot Lakes School Board since 1974.

It's believed a fire at the Manhattan Beach Club started in the basement of the club and motel. The Crosslake Fire Department extinguished the blaze but it rekindled.

20 years ago, Jan. 21, 1993

From the Lake Country Echo

It’s been 10 years since Paul Bunyan Trail promoter Terry McGaughey first suggested a 100-mile recreational trail extending from Brainerd to Bemidji. A decade later, the trail is a reality. Snowmobilers are using it.

10 years ago, Jan. 23, 2003

From the Lake Country Echo

(advertisement) TDS Telecom would like to congratulate Mitch Kittock as employee of the month of January.

Brian Wallin and Valarie Rockwell announce their engagement.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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