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Looking Back: Jan. 10, 2020

40 years ago, Jan. 10, 1980

Approximately 16,000 more hunters took part in the 1979 firearms deer season than in 1978. Also, approximately 54,000 deer were claimed in the season.

Lynne Corbett of Backus is hired as the director of community education, serving both Pine River and Backus.

30 years ago, Jan. 11, 1990

The Pequot Lakes City Council has agreed to turn over fire protection of several remote Breezy Point areas to the Ideal Volunteer Fire Department.

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The Backus Wolverines boys’ basketball team topped Pequot Lakes 56-50 in a home matchup.

20 years ago, Jan. 13, 2000

Ralph Plaisted - regarded by many as the first to reach the North Pole - is a guest speaker at the Antique Snowmobile Club of America (ASCOA) International Convention and Rally in Pequot Lakes.

Pequot Lakes K-9 officer Jed tracks a suspect 2.5 miles after an unsuccessful armed robbery attempt at Loon Lake Tavern, leading to the suspect’s arrest.

10 years ago, Jan. 14, 2010

Most of the DFL gubernatorial candidates prepare to appear in half-hour segments at the Breezy Point Resort Convention Center.

Pequot Lakes Physical Therapy celebrates its 25th anniversary.

- 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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