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Looking Back - March 27

40 years ago, March 28, 1974

From the Country Echo

Local Michelle Halter won the third-place trophy in Showcard Lettering by machine in state competition.

(Advertisement) North Country Sanitation offered rates as low as 50 cents per week for hauling household trash.

30 years ago, March 29, 1984

From the Country Echo

Young pianist Christopher Palmer, 9, of Pequot Lakes, will perform at the Minnesota Honors Concert, which will be held at Northrup Auditorium at the University of Minnesota.

Nisswa Jaycees wrestling program sent 24 elementary boys to the state tournament and five came home as state champions.

20 years ago, March 31, 1994

From the Lake Country Echo

Doug Spies, a junior at Pequot Lakes High School, served from March 7-11 as a high school page for the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Briana Varland was crowned Miss Pine River 1994.

10 years ago, March 2004

From the Lake Country Echo

Pequot Lake boys’ basketball team is the section champions.

The 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Crosslake had more than 70 parade entries and thousands of spectators.

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