Looking Back: May 6, 2022

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

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50 years ago, May 4, 1972

The councils of Crosslake and North Crosslake met to discuss consolidating the two villages.

Ad: The Exchange of Crosslake and Speed Queen Laundromat opening May 12.

40 years ago, May 6, 1982

Dick Andolshek and Curt Johnson are set to open a new grocery store in Pequot Lakes.


The Pine River Community Golf Course opens for its first season.

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25 years ago, May 8, 1997

Officials at Cragunโ€™s Resort propose a new 27-hole golf course.

The Patriot baseball team tops Pine River-Backus 11-7.

10 years ago, May 3, 2012

Four goats โ€“ Bruno, Buddy, Firecracker and My Guy โ€“ are transported by pontoon to Gooseberry Island on Pelican Lake, with the goal of having the goats eat the poison ivy on the island to make it more enjoyable for campers.

The Patriot softball team won the Deer River tournament, out-scoring its three opponents 46-1.

- 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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