Looking Back: Nov. 28, 2019

40 years ago, Nov. 29, 1979

The new Pequot Lakes High School suffered a setback in construction as a water pipe connection separated in a locker room.

The Crosslake City Council appointed David Holker as the new planning and zoning coordinator. Appointed to the commission alongside him was Lee Boozier, Charles Miller, Barbara Lindquist and Don Wilske.

30 years ago, Nov. 30, 1989

Pine River voters prepare for a vote to decide on a $2.4 million school expansion project and a new $800,000 gymnasium.


Advertisement: Brand new 1990 Ford Escort Hatchback for $9,160.

20 years ago, Dec. 2, 1999

Area law enforcement officials say local police departments are prepared for Y2K should any situation arise, but there may be some issues regarding how departments communicate with each other.

Four Pequot Lakes High School seniors - Aaron Plein, Johnny Leitner, Ben Frank and April Nelson - dress as ‘ambassadors’ of various points in lakes area history to give lessons to elementary school students.

10 years ago, Dec. 3, 2009

Pequot Lakes’ Valarie Wallin takes a case to the state Supreme Court, hoping to change the way the state decides who is eligible to practice law in Minnesota. Wallin had passed the bar in California and Wisconsin, but was not allowed to sit for the bar in Minnesota as she graduated from an online law school.

Larry Knutson received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Ideal Community Service Organization.

- 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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