Looking Back: May 12, 2022

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

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50 years ago, May 11, 1972

Crosslake Sports Center and General Store celebrates its grand opening.

Donald Jay’s off-sale Liquors in Crosslake celebrates its grand opening.

40 years ago, May 13, 1982

Jerry Daniels, 9, of Pine River, wins the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. Jaimie Steffen, of Crosslake, was second and Chris Cunningham, of Pine River, finished third.


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25 years ago, May 15, 1997

Cragun’s Resort's golf course plan gets the go-ahead from the East Gull Lake Planning and Zoning Commission.

Pequot Lakes’ Fourth of July festivities will have the theme “Home of the Patriots” in honor of the school’s new mascot.

10 years ago, May 10, 2012

Breezy Point Police Chief Kevin Merschman, Sgt. Brian Sandell and officer Jason Rieber all earn life-saving awards at the city council’s May meeting.

Kimberly Jessen, Josephine Nistler, Jess Moehling, Samantha Zabukover and Jeannette Watt will vie for the Miss Pequot Lakes crown.

- 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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