Looking Back: Sept. 17, 2021

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

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40 years ago, Sept. 17, 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. 19, 1991

Five-time world champion and 14-time state champion Phyllis Negaard of St. Joseph finishes first at Pequot Lakes’ third annual autumn horseshoe tournament.


Dr. Jeff Kargel studies geology in the lakes area after publishing his findings of potential glaciers on Mars.

20 years ago, Sept. 20, 2001

Panic after the Sept. 11 attacks leads to hysteria at local gas stations, causing some stations to shut down temporarily.

Ingrid Anderson, the “city’s favorite Swede,” is named Nisswa’s Citizen of the Year.

10 years ago, Sept. 15, 2011

Communities reflect on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with parades and remembrance ceremonies.

The Patriot football team eked past the Detroit Lakes Lakers, winning 8-7 with a two-point conversion in the final minute.

- 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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