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Looking Back - week of April 25

40 years ago

From the Country Echo, April 26, 1973

(Adv.) Special: Banana split — 39 cents Thursday and Friday, April 26-27, at the Nisswa Dairy Queen.

New elementary school for Pine River? Voters in Independent School District No. 117 (Pine River) will vote Tuesday, May 15, on a proposed $1.1 million bond issue for the construction of a new elementary school in Pine River.

30 years ago

From the Country Echo, April 28, 1983

Horserace track eyed for Pequot area. The name of Pequot Lakes has now been entered in the statewide sweepstakes as a possible site for a horserace track.

Pequot Lakes High School will present “The Teahouse of the August Moon” May 2 and 3. 20 years ago

From the Lake Country Echo, April 29, 1993

Brick creamery falls after eight decades in Pine River. The stately Pine River creamery fell in a matter of minutes April 16 as the historic building crumbled to make way for progress.

Candidates for Pequot Lakes School District School Board include: Larry Schultz, Marjory Luce, David Oien and Al Halaas.

10 years ago

From the Lake Country Echo, April 24, 2003

The public works facility in Crosslake is a cooperative building project of Crow Wing County and the city. With two attorneys protecting their territory, there still are those little loose ends called “what ifs” to nail down.

Pine River native Charlie Weaver, a soldier guarding the Republican Palace, Saddam Hussein’s pinnacle of pride near Baghdad, gave MSNBC a TV tour of the palace.

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