Pages from the Past: April 8, 2021

A look at the past from the pages of the Pine River Journal weekly newspaper

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60 years ago, April 7, 1961

(Headline) Elias Haaland wins jalopy guessing contest

Mr. Haaland guessed the old jalopy would break through the ice at 2:45 p.m. on March 27, which turned out to be the exact time.

The Mule Lake Store on Highway 84 northeast of Pine River, owned and operated for the past several years by Mr. and Mrs. Tom Smisek, has been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hermanson, of Halstad, Minnesota.

50 years ago, April 1, 1971


(Headline) Coast to Coast grand opening set for April 1-3 & 5

Colonel Van N. Backman of Pine River, Minn., has been selected for promotion to the grade of brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force.

(Headline) Cedarwood Motel now open for business

25 years ago, April 4, 1996

(Headline) P.B. Trail damaged by sledders

(Headline) Rani Tulenchik crowned Miss P.R.

10 years ago, April 7, 2011

(Photo) Kelly Stranne is crowned 2011 Miss Pine River by 2010 Miss Pine River Hannah Zaske.


Pine River resident Mark Edwards filed a civil complaint against the city of Pine River on March 16 in Cass County District Court containing allegations of discrimination and retaliation.

(Photo) Longtime bowling enthusiast Bill Corner, of Breezy Point, recently bowled a perfect game at Pine River Community Bowl at a moonlight bowling event held Friday, March 25

- Compiled by Travis Grimler, Staff Writer

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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