Looking Back: July 20, 2022

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

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50 years ago, July 20, 1972

The Ranger LP Gas Fire School – a traveling school for firefighters – makes a stop in Nisswa, with all area departments participating.

The National Guard Army Band performs at the Pine River High School Auditorium.

40 years ago, July 22, 1982

The Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce serves roughly 375 people at Bean Hole Days.


Pequot Lakes taxidermist Scott Miller’s walleye mount earns him first place at the National Taxidermy Association competition.

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25 years ago, July 24, 1997

Golf legend Arnold Palmer visits Breezy Point and inspects the city’s yet-to-be-named golf course.

Lightning is deemed the cause of a July 13 fire at Quarterdeck Resort, which destroyed its restaurant.

10 years ago, July 19, 2012

Pequot Lakes’ Vanessa Lane earns a bronze medal in the 4x100-meter relay at the Down Under International Games in Australia.

Longtime Patriot golf coach Judy Heslop is inducted into the Pequot Lakes High School Athletic 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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