Looking Back: Sept. 10, 2021

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

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40 years ago, Sept. 10, 1981

Crosslake resident Dick Delmonico revived a near drowned man by administering CPR for more than 20 minutes.

Ruhl Boe was named Crosslake’s “Busy Beaver” in honor of his work in constructing and installing the outdoor map and sign at the city’s information booth.

30 years ago, Sept. 12, 1991

Beaver populations skyrocket as the value of their furs sell for $5, down from $45 just a few years earlier.


A purchase agreement for 100 miles of track - which would become the Paul Bunyan Trail - is made between the Minnesota DNR and Burlington Northern Railroad.

20 years ago, Sept. 13, 2001

Christians gather to pray at churches throughout the area in the wake of 9/11. An American flag was printed across the entire back page of the newspaper for readers to show their support.

Crosslake’s budget is set at $2.16 million. Officials expect the city to grow by 4,000 people by 2010.

10 years ago, Sept. 8, 2011

Dave Endicott begins as Eagle View Elementary School’s principal.

Patriot running back Logan Lange rushes for 246 yards in the season opener, a 27-14 win over Staples-Motley.

- 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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