Looking Back: March 17, 2022

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

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50 years ago, March 16, 1972

Snowmobiling in Breezy Point was the theme of a recent golf-hour TV documentary.

Ad: Chuck steak and bacon are both 79 cents per pound at Don’s IGA Market in Pequot Lakes. Corned beef rounds – in time for St. Patrick’s Day – are 99 cents per pound.

40 years ago, March 18, 1982

The Jack Pine Center opens in Pequot Lakes.


As a part of a budget-cutting effort, the Pequot Lakes School Board approves dropping five teaching positions.

25 years ago, March 20, 1997

The Pine River-Backus boys basketball team ends the Patriots’ season in a 60-48 section semifinal victory.

Pequot Lakes science teachers Daren Blanck and Jim Minerich are nominated for Teacher of the Year.

10 years ago, March 15, 2012

The Patriot girls basketball team tops Crosby-Ironton 68-64 for the section title.

Jenna Crawford is the new director of the Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

- 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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