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Looking Back - week of April 4, 2013

40 years ago

From the Country Echo, April 5, 1973

(Adv.) Ye Olde Tack Shack, a new business. Location: One mile north of Pequot Lakes on Old Hwy. 371. Complete line of tack, saddles, bridles and horse care products.

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. McLaird of Pequot Lakes will show colored slides of their travels in Tahiti, the Fiji Islands and other islands in the South Pacific along with New Zealand … at the Pequot Lakes High School cafeteria.

30 years ago

From the Country Echo, April 7, 1983

(Adv.) Scandia North Condominiums Open House. Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10. A new concept in economical leisure living.

(Photo) Shown above are the lucky winners of Easter baskets for finding the gold and silver eggs at Crosslake’s annual Easter egg hunt at the Corps of Engineers picnic area on Saturday. Left to right are: Don Johnson; Troy Mayer, of Crosslake, gold egg; Stacy Bain of Fifty Lakes, silver egg; and Rich Engstrom, hunt chairman.

20 years ago

From the Lake Country Echo, April 1, 1993

School’s career center computerized. Thanks to the Paul Bunyan Education District, Pequot Lakes High School has installed the MCIS, a computerized career information resource, in the media center.

Authorities raided a log home March 23 on the shores of Upper Cullen Lake in southeast Sibley Township, seizing $100,000 in cash, two submachine guns and numerous other items. The raid was part of an investigation into a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation in the Twin Cities.

10 years ago

From the Lake Country Echo, April 3, 2003

Hunt Utilities Group proposes self-sustaining home project for Pine River. Lynn Hunt showed Pine River City Council members a map of the property the group plans to purchase.

John Minczeski led a lesson on poetry to Nisswa kindergartners, who also wrote their own poems. “A wolf can smell a deer coming closer to it. A frog can smell a fly,” Marissa Olson’s poem read.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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