Looking Back: Jan. 6, 2022

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

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40 years ago, Jan. 7, 1982

Pequot Lakes City Clerk Dick Zart announces in a board meeting the city is “financially sound.”

The temperature was roughly 10 degrees below zero when a fire broke out and gutted a home on Daggett Lake.

30 years ago, Jan. 9, 1992

The Minnesota DNR warns anglers not to dump antifreeze into their fishing hole to keep it from freezing closed, calling the practice “illegal and environmentally irresponsible.”


Angie Evenson scores 21 points and Mary Koch has 20 as the Pequot Lakes girls basketball team tops Pillager 76-32.

20 years ago, Jan. 10, 2002

Members of the Wee Kut Ice crew and a number of volunteers cut blocks of ice from Pelican Lake to make an ice wall for Breezy Point’s Ice Fest.

Kristin McSherry, Tiffany Varilek, Erica Gererux, Julie Bolton, Jenna Carlson and Michelle Demcho vie for the title of Miss Pequot Lakes.

10 years ago, Jan. 5, 2011

Dick Wilske of Ideal Township is named the 2011 Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Citizen of the Year.

Pequot Lakes junior Savannah Stone takes first at the St. Cloud Invitational alpine ski meet.

- 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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