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Pages from the Past - November 20

60 years ago, Nov. 19, 1954

The Greyhound Lines' Scenicruiser, a revolutionary motor coach that is expected to set new standards of luxury in highway travel, was on display Thursday afternoon at Kleins' Bus Depot in Pine River.

50 years ago, Nov. 20, 1964

(Headline) Cass County spruce was chosen for state Capitol Christmas tree

A 65-foot high white spruce from the Cass County farm of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Malmo, 9 miles west of Backus, will stand on the Capitol approach in St. Paul as the state Christmas tree this year.

25 years ago, Nov. 16, 1989

The expansion of Pine River Furniture Mart topped the list of building permits issued in Pine River last month.

An anonymous donor has agreed to contribute $2,000 to improve Pine River's dam site park, Mayor Bunny Anderson reported at the Nov. 14 city council meeting.

10 years ago, Nov. 18, 2004

Following state water safety recommendations, the city of Pine River will be adding chlorine to its drinking water beginning Monday, Nov. 22.

The city of Jenkins experienced a first last week: two groundbreakings for new businesses within a few days of each other.

Lake Country Parishes (the Catholic churches in Pine River, Pequot Lakes and Nisswa) bid farewell to a dear man last week. Father Tom Kisting died Nov. 6, the result of a heart attack.