Looking Back: Jan. 31, 2020

40 years ago, Jan. 31, 1980

Two Backus teachers are cited by Superintendent Robert Taraldson on charges of insubordination.

The Pequot Lakes boys basketball team picks up its 10th win of the season with a 61-17 victory over Pillager.

30 years ago, Feb. 1, 1990

Pequot Lakes’ Chad Misener records his 1,000th career point, becoming the first Pequot boys’ basketball player to do so in at least 30 years.


Dave Loch steps down as the mayor of Lake Shore, with Howard Hartje sworn in as the new mayor.

20 years ago, Feb. 3, 2000

After several months of work, the final section of the new 200,000-gallon water tower in Pequot Lakes is lifted into position.

The Tiger boys’ basketball team lights up the scoreboard, beating the Patriots 111-46

10 years ago, Feb. 4, 2010

Merrill “Dutch” Cragun - owner of Cragun’s Resort - was awarded the Outstanding iNdividual in Tourism Award at the Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference.

Area churches raise more than $17,000 in aid for Haiti after its devastating earthquakes.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer


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