60 years ago, June 26, 1959

(Photo) The large towering maple trees that for years have sheltered the Journal office are gone - uprooted and hauled away to make room for a parking lot being prepared by Carl Nies, of Carl's Super Market, as a customer convenience.

(Headline) Breezy Point Lodge destroyed by fire Friday

Tuesday's search by 35 veteran woodsmen and Crow Wing County sheriff's officers for a missing Illinois tourist yielded "absolutely nothing," according to Sheriff Al Krueger.

50 years ago, June 26, 1969

Gov. and Mrs. Harold Levander, who were vacationing in the Pine River area last week at the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Mears on Whitefish Lake, toured the Durkee Manufacturing Plant on Saturday morning before leaving for an engagement in Montevideo.

25 years ago, June 30, 1994

(Photo) A tow truck, above, loads up the Ford Grenada that crashed into the Amy home June 24 while onlookers keep their distance from across Highway 84.

Minnesota motorists will pay more for gasoline this July 4th than they did during Memorial Day weekend, AAA Minnesota reports. The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline is $1.142 per gallon.

10 years ago, June 25, 2009

(Photo) Pictured is Robin Anderson, of Pine River, winner of the $10,000 Payday sponsored by radio stations. (Photo) Michael Ward and Pequot Lakes police officer Josh Gartner met in the Pequot Lakes High School gym Tuesday, where Garner had used the defibrillator he is holding to save Ward, who went into cardiac arrest at basketball practice June 2.

- Compiled by Travis Grimler, Staff Writer