Looking Back: March 24, 2021

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

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40 years ago, March 26, 1981

Arlan and Ione Miller came from the New Ulm area to become the new proprietors of the Oasis Pro Shop and Laundromat in Pequot Lakes.

The Lakeland PeeWees hockey team athletes compete against their fathers in the team’s final game of the season. The fathers eked out a close victory.

30 years ago, March 28, 1991

Roughly 10,000 local residents lost power over a 48-hour period due to heavy snowfall and ice.


Pete Villella won two rifles at the banquet for the Bluewater Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association.

20 years ago, March 29, 2001

Artists participated in the 19th annual Pequot Lakes School Festival of the Arts.

The PR-B boys’ basketball team falls to Glencoe-Silver Lake in the State Class 2A Tournament.

10 years ago, March 24, 2011

The Patriots girls basketball team falls to Braham in the quarterfinals of the State Class 2A Tournament.

The Patriot boys’ season ends in the subsection final with a loss to Perham.

- 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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