Looking Back: May 13, 2021

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

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40 years ago, May 14, 1981

Students from Rad Royer’s outdoor conservation class at Pequot Lakes High School begin a roadside beautification project on the east side of State Highway 371. Harris Tweed of Pequot Lakes donated trees to be planted by the class.

30 years ago, May 16, 1991

Lori Hedman is named valedictorian and Deanna Knutson is salutatorian for the Pequot Lakes High School class of 1991.

Lee Gray was honored as Pequot Lakes “Outstanding Layperson in Education.”


20 years ago, May 17, 2001

Gov. Jesse Ventura caught a walleye with guide Marv Koep during the state fishing opener on Pelican Lake.

10 years ago, May 12, 2011

Two area musicians - Russ Carlyle and Don Merritt Sr. - pass away.

Former Crow Wing County Sheriff Eric Klang is offered the position of Pequot Lakes Police Chief.

- 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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