Looking Back: April 24, 2020

40 years ago, April 24, 1980

Doug Woog, a former University of Minnesota men’s hockey coach, was guest speaker at the second annual Crosslake Youth Hockey Association banquet April 12. Marty Reed was honored as the association’s most valuable player and Blue Line Award winner. Shane Mudek was chosen most improved player and earned the shutout award.

30 years ago, April 26, 1990

Roger Stone, Pequot Lakes road and sewer superintendent, has decided to resurrect the old town fire bell, which had been stashed away in the fire hall for years. A decorative stand will be built so the 500-pound bell can be displayed outside city hall.

20 years ago, April 27, 2000


The bell choir at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes had an Easter Sunday tribute to the 15 victims of the Columbine High School (Colorado) massacre. Bell choirs around the country performed tributes to mark the one-year anniversary of the school shooting.

Pequot Lakes senior John Leitner was chosen one of the top students in the nation as a semifinalist for the prestigious Presidential Scholars program.

10 years ago, April 22, 2010

More than 90 businesses sent a petition to the Pequot Lakes City Council urging support for Highway 371 expansion through the city while the Minnesota Department of Transportation recommended that a Highway 371 bypass would operate better for traffic.

- Compiled by Pete Mohs, Publisher

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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