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Pages from the Past - December 12

75 years ago, Dec. 9, 1938

From the Pine River Journal

The annual fishing contest sponsored each year by the Hill Hardware Store ended in November, with many fine entries.

In the northern pike division, Vernon Erickson won first prize with a 16-pound, 4-ounce catch in Stewart Lake, receiving a Union solid steel fishing rod.

50 years ago, Dec. 13, 1963

From the Pine River Journal

(headline) First Chamber of Commerce officers to be elected Monday.

Postmaster Grant Bergstrom had his annual Christmas “present” ready for today for the patrons, and to nobody’s surprise it was his perennial suggestion: “Mail early.”

25 years ago, Dec. 8, 1988

From the Pine River Journal

(headline) Petro pollutants create trauma for Phillip’s 66 station owner

(headline) Arvig brings high-tech fiber optics to north country

10 years ago, Dec. 11, 2003

From the Pine River Journal

Pine River — along with a number of other cities throughout Minnesota — will again be feeling the pressure from state offices to drop its plan to issue its own traffic tickets.

(headline) Cass County Sheriff’s Department to deck the roads with rows of squad cars

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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