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Pages from the Past: Aug. 12, 2021

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


60 years ago, Aug. 11, 1961

In a transaction recently concluded, Mr. and Mrs. Rausel Miller sold their Hiway Garage business and their residence property to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stimac, former owner of Highview Resort east of Pequot Lakes.

50 years ago, Aug. 12, 1971

(Headline) Community alerted by tornado warning Monday

John Kater Jr. of Kater Auto Company has won a trip to Montreal, Canada, through the Pontiac Division of General Motors Corp. for superior sales performance in selling Pontiac cars through his agency here.


Hi-Way Trading Post near Backus last week was named Big Fish Headquarters in the World's Largest Fishing Contest sponsored by the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press newspaper.

25 years ago, Aug. 8, 1996

(Photo) Left, Lisa Duglas stands by one of her real estate signs for the Property Shop.

(Photo) Above, Rich and Jodi Dabill, owners of Water World, stand by one of the spas displayed in their store.

10 years ago, Aug. 11, 2011

(Photo) The 2010-2011 Cornfest royalty are senior royalty Andy and Lisa Ford, who have been married for 35 years and have lived 30 of those years in Backus, Junior Princess Merissa Ford and Little Miss Sarah Ford.

- Compiled by Travis Grimler, Staff Writer

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