Looking Back: Dec. 18, 2020

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

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40 years ago, Dec. 18, 1980

Pequot Lakes Area Chamber President Bob Booth attends a governor’s conference on tourism.

Musicians Pro Shop in Pequot Lakes, owned by Bev and Darol Mitchell, is featured as the Echo’s Business of the Week.

30 years ago, Dec. 20, 1990

Two skeletons are discovered under the floor of an abandoned farm house in Maple Township. The remains were that of a father and daughter who disappeared six years earlier.


The Pine River boys’ basketball team overwhelms Pequot Lakes by a score of 76-35.

20 years ago, Dec. 21, 2000

A proposed $27.8 million Pequot Lakes School bond referendum is defeated by 381 votes.

The Pine River-Backus boys’ basketball team pummels the 3-1 Patriot boys’ team by 43 points. The Tigers - who played for a section title in each of the past three seasons - jumped out to a 39-point lead at halftime.

10 years ago, Dec. 16, 2010

Done Deal: The Pequot Lakes City Council grants municipal consent to the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the proposed layout of the State Highway 371 bypass.

The Pequot Lakes School District is forced to repurpose a number of classrooms in an effort to work with increasing enrollment.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer


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