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Looking Back-March 28, 2013

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40 years ago, March 29, 1973

From the Country Echo

Summer residents on East Clark Lake Road in Lake Edward Township will be in for a surprise when they come back this spring. They’ll find the trees that formed a canopy along the winding, sandy road have been chopped down for a road widening and blacktopping project.

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The Nisswa Inn will re-open on Thursday, April 5, under the management of Christine Cronk, formerly owner-operator of the Colony Inn, Lakeshore Village.

30 years ago, March 31, 1983

From the Country Echo

Renovation and construction now in progress at Breezy Point Resort on Pelican Lake are phases in a $10 million, long-term project designed to develop the resort as a year-around vacation spot. The most apparent construction is expansion of the Marina Inn on Breezy Bay, flanked by 12 of 46 planned units in The Point Condominiums.

(photo) Shown above at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Crosslake Evangelical Free Church on March 20 are from left: Art Wendell, Richard Perkins, Pastor Scott Fine, Stan Anonsen, Bernie Coffin, Harold Johnson and Al Stewart.

20 years ago, March 25, 1993

From the Lake Country Echo

The lake country is preparing itself for one of the state’s largest annual media events: The 1993 Governor’s Fishing Opener, which will be hosted by Cragun’s on Gull Lake.

10 years ago, March 27, 2003

From the Lake Country Echo

Crow Wing County Sheriff Eric Klang, in office since January, has already followed up on a campaign promise he made to Emily residents by increasing deputy presence in the area.

(photo) State wrestlers: Shane Walton, second at 112; Phil Shequen, third, heavyweight; and Cory Swenson, 125 pounds.

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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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