Looking Back: June 30, 2021

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

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40 years ago, July 2, 1981

Reverend Alan Prais begins his ministry at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church.

Keri Heidt, 17, of Breezy Point has been selected as a state finalist in the 1981 Miss United Teenager Pageant.

30 years ago, July 4, 1991

Audrey Stattelman is named chair of the Pequot Lakes School Board, while John Palmer and Brad Wallace join as board members.


Negotiations for a new two-year teacher contract are underway.

20 years ago, July 6, 2001

Heavy rains have created what has been described as an “environmental hazard” on a Gull Lake bluff.

The Minnesota Pro-Am Bass Tour prepares to have one of its six events on the Whitefish Chain.

10 years ago, June 30, 2011

Crosslake 10-year-old Maverick Engstrom qualified for the 30th annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships.

Pequot Lakes’ Travis Noska was among 12 football players selected from an NFL High School Player Development Camp in Brainerd, and then participated in the Minnesota Vikings’ 7-on-7 regional football tournament.

- 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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