Looking Back: July 8, 2021

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

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40 years ago, July 9, 1981

The Brainerd Braves scored in the ninth inning to edge the Pequot Lakes/Nisswa Lions 4-3 in Great Central League amateur baseball action.

Crosslake’s Miss St. Patrick’s Day Anne Woog, is set to participate with 25 other upper Midwest queens in the Minneapolis Aquatennial’s gala celebration.

30 years ago, July 11, 1991

Tornadoes swept through the lakes area over the July 4 weekend, resulting in wide-spread damage. A main path for the storm was across Gull Lake and North Long Lake.


A survey by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources indicates that the Whitefish Chain of lakes is used more for boating, skiing and sailing than it is for fishing.

20 years ago, July 12, 2001

Chris Nick of Pequot Lakes was nominated for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year award. Nick is one of 125 people nominated from a pool of 68,000 teachers across the state.

More than 70 junior golfers took part in a tournament at Crosswoods Golf Course.

10 years ago, July 7, 2011

The historic Pequot Lakes Fire Tower is closed to the public following the installation of a chain-link fence and locked gate.

Internationally renowned figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and her husband - NHL defenseman Bret Hedican - make an appearance at Turtle Town Books & Gifts in Nisswa.

- 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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