Looking Back: April 28, 2021

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

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40 years ago, April 30, 1981

Sports Afield Magazine announced that Russ Kunkel of Pequot Lakes was awarded the “Best in Species” angling citation for Minnesota by catching an 8-pound, 11-ounce brown trout in Stoney Brook.

30 years ago, May 2, 1991

Todd Holland is elected to succeed Cheri Seils as president of the Nisswa Jaycees. Mindy Anderson and Kathy Dullum are elected vice presidents.

Pequot Lakes High School senior Tom Woog is elected Pequot Lakes Student of the Month for March.


20 years ago, May 3, 2001

Pequot Lakes Chamber volunteers collect loads from 197 vehicles in a community clean-up event.

Pequot Lakes Student Council members Heidi Johnson, Sarah Halbleib, Lindsey Armstrong and Heather Arnold posed with WCCO’s Don Shelby and Amelia Santaniello after being honored by the Minnesota Food Share Program.

10 years ago, April 28, 2011

Crow Wing County reports that 28,349 tons of recycling waste was collected in 2010, with 75% of it coming from the commercial sector.

The Patriot softball team 10-runs the Pine River-Backus 12-2 after the Tigers walk 16 batters.

- 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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