Looking Back: June 9, 2021

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

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40 years ago, June 11, 1981

Albert Kelly is chosen commander of the Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion.

The lobster race season is scheduled to kick off on June 11 in Pequot Lakes near the tourist information booth.

30 years ago, June 13, 1991

The inaugural Pine River Duck Race took place at the Pine River Dam Site.


A new Boy Scout Troop forms in Nisswa, sponsored by Lutheran Church of the Cross.

20 years ago, June 14, 2001

In just its second year, the Nisswa Stamman Festival has become one of the largest Scandinavian music festivals in the region.bMore than 100 musicians attended the 2001 event.

Jim Madden, founder of Madden’s Resort, was the focus of a memorial service at St. Thomas of the Pines.

10 years ago, June 9, 2011

Eagle View Elementary second-grade teacher Deanne Trottier is named Pequot Lakes Teacher of the Year.

The Patriot girls’ golf team, led by Maggie Heggerston and Savannah Stone, wins the Section 6-2A Championship and now advance to the state meet.

- 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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