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Looking Back - January 16

40 years ago, Jan. 17, 1974

(Photo) At Don’s IGA in Pequot Lakes, a sign read “Sorry, due to the energy crisis we have been temporarily shorted by our warehouse of all toilet tissue – Limit 10 free pages per person.” Mail order catalogs were offered as a replacement.

First Lutheran Church of Pine River welcomed new pastor Paul G. Jensen.

30 years ago, Jan. 19, 1984

Fred Gridley of Manhattan Beach created the bronze medallion which will be hidden in Crosslake for the $500 Medallion Hunt for the Winter “Fun Fest.”

A microwave correspondence course covering topics such as basic microwaving and microwaving meats will be available from the Cass County Extension Services.

20 years ago, Jan. 20, 1994

Pequot Lakes High School will offer College in the Schools (CIS) classes.

Basketball player Mary Koch reached the 1,000 point scoring plateau at a recent game.

10 years ago, Jan. 15, 2004

(Photo) Spectators watch the fireworks over Pelican Lake Saturday as part of the 2014 Ice Fest celebration in Breezy Point.

Caitlyn Kennedy was crowned Miss Pequot-Crosslake.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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