Looking Back: Sept. 3, 2021

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

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40 years ago, Sept. 3, 1981

The Turn In Poachers (TIP) program is started by the DNR, allowing citizens to report suspected poachers.

Kevin Koep, 17, wins the first Baxter Bass Classic on Gull Lake.

30 years ago, Sept. 5, 1991

Early Childhood Family Education classes in Pequot Lakes are planned for the first time, with classes offered to three different age groups.


Negotiations between Burlington Northern Railroad and the Department of Natural Resources regarding the Paul Bunyan Trail near completion.

20 years ago, Sept. 8, 2001

The City of Breezy Point’s budget top $1 million for the first time.

Breezy Point is found to be out of compliance with local wastewater treatment codes as it is discovered that geese have added “massive quantities of fecal bacteria to treated water.”

10 years ago, Sept. 1, 2011

Erik Bendl of Louisville, Kentucky, rolls a large canvas globe through Pequot Lakes and Pine River on Aug. 26. Bendl had the goal of rolling this globe across Minnesota to promote diabetes awareness.

The Nisswa Lightning amateur baseball team advance to the Final Four of the Class C state playoffs with a 2-1 win over Fairmont.

- 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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