Looking Back: July 14, 2021

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

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40 years ago, July 16, 1981

Patrick Tintes and Fay Peterson will be summer help at the Crosslake Information Center.

Miss Nisswa Holly Sergent will spend part of the summer break touring the Twin Cities with 25 other Upper Midwest Queens, participating in events like the Minneapolis Aquatennial.

30 years ago, July 18, 1991

Ray Nelson is appointed the new Crosslake Army Corps of Engineers manager, following the retirement of Walt Hermerding.


Local athletes Stephanie Wannebo, Anna Smith and Dan Stiller head to Minneapolis to compete in the International Special Olympics.

20 years ago, July 20, 2001

More than 2,500 people were served at the annual Bean Hole Days celebration in Pequot Lakes.

A merger between Kinzie Candles of Pequot Lakes and Acadian Candle Company of Bloomington is announced.

10 years ago, July 14, 2011

Breezy Point artist Jeff Kreitz, with the help of Bob Pelzl, created a special lid for a pot that will be on permanent display at the Pequot Lakes Chamber to celebrate Bean Hole Days.

Former Pequot Lakes coach Judy Heslop is inducted into the Minnesota State Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

- 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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