Looking Back: Dec. 2, 2020

40 years ago, Dec. 4, 1980

Well-known Crow Wing County pastor William J. Lowrie passed away at age 104.

Richard T. Greer, whose parents owned Greer’s Cafe in Pequot Lakes, was honored for his loyalty to the U.S. Senate.

30 years ago, Dec. 6, 1990

Walt Mermerding retired as the manager of the Crosslake Corps of Engineers. He was the first manager of the facility, and spent 41 years working in the federal reserve.


Steve Rudek was promoted to chief of the Breezy Point Police Department. He succeeded Dan Gottsch, who took the chief deputy position in the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department.

20 years ago, Dec. 7, 2000

U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer Jason Mathers, a former Pequot Lakes student, was one of four officers to receive the U.S. Military’s Air Medal after saving three fishermen in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Pequot Lakes boys’ hockey team beat Bagley 4-3 for its first-ever victory.

10 years ago, Dec. 2, 2010

A vote on a $33.175 million bond referendum for Pequot Lakes Schools is scheduled for Feb. 8.

After winning just three games the season before, the Lightning girl’s hockey team picks up three victories to win a home tournament at Breezy Point Arena.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer


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