Looking Back: July 7, 2022

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

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50 years ago, July 6, 1972

Hackensack’s Paul Bunyan Sweetheart Day parade is set to consist of 60 to 80 parade units.

The Echo conducts a “Name the Loon” contest, in which the winning selection chooses the official name for the loon in the newspaper’s logo. The winner also receives a free five-year subscription.

40 years ago, July 8, 1982

Pequot Lakes’ Bean Hole Days celebrates its “at least 30 years” anniversary, as the city struggles to pinpoint when festivities actually began.


(Photo) Ed Burger catches a 7-pound walleye on the southern end of Cross Lake.

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25 years ago, July 10, 1997

Brian Sandell is hired as Pequot Lakes’ newest police officer.

The inaugural Grandpa’s Run for the Walleye takes place in Crosslake.

10 years ago, July 5, 2012

Pequot Lakes City Council member Cathy Malecha resigns, citing personal reasons.

The Nisswa Lightning clinch the Victory League North Division title with an 11-1 win over Cuyuna Range.

- 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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