Looking Back: March 5, 2021

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

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40 years ago, March 5, 1981

David Kennedy of Pequot Lakes is selected as a 4-H junior leader, and given the opportunity to attend a citizenship event in Washington D.C.

30 years ago, March 7, 1991

The lakes area joined in the celebration of peace in the Middle East as “Support Our Troops” buttons were worn to welcome back soldiers from the Gulf War.

Progress is being made toward the purchase of the abandoned Burlington Northern right-of-way for a Paul Bunyan Trail between Brainerd and Bemidji.


20 years ago, March 8, 2001

Road Crew wrestler Josh Bresnahan wins the heavyweight title at the Class 2A State meet.

A $10,000 reward is offered for information that leads to the finding of Rachel Anthony, a Pequot Lakes woman who went missing 10 days earlier.

10 years ago, March 3, 2011

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy announced the Paul Bunyan State Trail as the newest member of the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.

Road Crew wrestlers Peter and Chris Harrison, along with Triston Rubner, qualify for 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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