Looking Back: Aug. 14, 2020

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40 years ago, Aug. 14, 1980

Ad: Top sirloin steak dinner for two at Bonanza - $6.99.

Howard Ganz and Dick Cook win the Nisswa Legion’s second annual horseshoe tournament.

30 years ago, Aug. 16, 1990

New Orleans trumpeter Al Hirt gives a surprise performance at Quarterdeck, playing alongside local musicians Bob Guidi and Chuck Isles.


The Crosslake Fire Department is one of five departments contacted to assist with fires in the western U.S. states. The city council agreed to send one truck and four firefighters to assist.

20 years ago, Aug. 17, 2000

Crosslake Communications celebrates its 75th anniversary

The Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce reports that nearly 5,500 people visited Pequot Lakes’ new Trailside Information Center in July - a three-fold increase from July of the previous year.

10 years ago, Aug. 12, 2010

The Emily Charter School officially closes after 16 years of operation. Meanwhile, the Crosslake Community School is “busting at the seams” with record-high enrollment.

Pequot Lakes runner Clayton Foster claims the top spot in the 5K race at the 27th annual Crosslake Dam Run.

- 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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