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Looking Back: April 14, 2022

A look back in history from past issues of the Lake Country Echo weekly newspaper

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50 years ago, April 13, 1972

Rep. Bill Walker of Pine River announced his candidacy for the office of Public Service Commissioner.

Ad: On sale at the Outpost in Jenkins: Red potatoes - 10 pounds for 25 cents.

40 years ago, April 15, 1982

The Pequot Lakes City Council heard a proposal to convert the old school building east of town into a 22-unit condominium complex.

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A worldwide glut of crude oil drove gas prices down 15 cents per gallon in Minnesota, averaging $1.21 per gallon.

25 years ago, April 17, 1997

Pequot Lakes High School plans to offer more Spanish and math classes in the coming school year.

Pequot Lakes girls’ basketball coach Jon Dale is named the Section 7AA Coach of the Year after a 21-4 season.

10 years ago, April 12, 2012

The Crosslake Economic Development Authority announced that Crosslake Community School is looking to expand, possibly near the community center.

Vanessa Lane and Abby Palmer each won three events as the Patriot girls track team finished first at the Pierz Invitational. Boys pole vaulter Tyler Tappe tied the school record with a vault of 14 feet.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer

Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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