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Looking Back - March 18, 2017

40 years ago, March 17, 1977

(Photo) Lee Pellicci sets up a lathe in his private workshop overlooking Nisswa Lake. The retired tool and die maker spends his days on a variety of projects, but he has never lost his love for toy making.

(Headline) Deep Portage Reserve personnel look at a Twin Cities counterpart

30 years ago, March 19, 1987

(Headline) Arloa Ellertson named Pequot's Teacher of Year

(Headline) Drinking, driving poster earns state award: Jessica Rudek, Nisswa, places first

(Photo) Heidi Hauger, rural Pequot Lakes, was crowned beef princess of the Minnesota Cattlemen's Association and Chuckwagon Cowbelles March 3 in Pequot Lakes.

20 years ago, March 20, 1997

The Pequot Lakes Education Association has announced Daren Blanck and Jim Minerich as their Teacher of the Year candidates for 1997.

(Headline) Spellers tackle tough words at spelling bee: Pequot student Caballero runner-up at regional event

10 years ago, March 15, 2007

(Headline) First person laid to rest in Lake Shore Memorial Gardens

(Photo) David Leek is the first to plunge in Pelican Lake on Saturday at the second annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics.

- Compiled by Theresa Bourke, Staff Writer