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Looking Back - March 13

40 years ago, March 14, 1974

From the Country Echo

The Country Echo celebrated its second birthday.

(Advertisement) Bueckers Red Owl in Pine River advertised new low milk prices, with a gallon of whole milk for $1.29.

30 years ago, March 15, 1984

From the Country Echo

Katherine Ann Greer and James Leigh Lindenburg were married Feb. 25 at St. Alice Catholic Church in Pequot Lakes.

The Pequot Lakes High School class of ’84 supposedly hoisted a pink outhouse on top of the school auditorium roof as their senior prank.

20 years ago, March 17, 1994

From the Lake Country Echo

Mary Koch and Amy Berquist of Pequot Lakes High School and Darla Kangas and Riana Skogstad of Pine River-Backus High School were named to the All-Park Region Conference team.

Steve Anderson, band leader at Brainerd Community College, is the only known person who can sing Irish tunes in Norwegian.

10 years ago, March 11, 2004

From the Lake Country Echo

Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew wrestler Cory Swenson ended his high school wrestling career by placing fifth at state.

The Lakes Area Food Shelf, which relies almost entirely on donations, served 693 people a month.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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