Pages from the Past: March 23, 2023

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

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50 years ago, March 22, 1973

Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Block will be leaving Pine River on April 1 to take up residence in Little Falls.

Rep. Glen Sherwood and Sen. Gerald Willet will be holding a public meeting at Backus High School on Saturday evening.

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25 years ago, March 26, 1998

(Headline) PR-B chosen for Horatio Alger program


(Photo) Kirby Puckett, former Minnesota Twin, made an appearance at Pine River-Backus High School in 1994 to present Priscilla Benedict with a $5,000 Horatio Alger scholarship.

(Headline) Railroad depot returns to Pequot: Campaign for Paul Bunyan Trailside structure kicks off May 1

10 years ago, March 28, 2013

(Headline) Funeral home buys new tool, passes savings to clients

Kline Funeral Home of Pine River and Pequot Lakes recently purchased a computer controlled laser etching machine for etching monuments.

(Headline) Picture Pine River in plaid

- 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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