Pages from the Past: May 12, 2021

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

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60 years ago, May 12, 1961

The speech directors of the schools in M.S.H.S.L. District 24 have recommended Pine River as the site of the East Half annual Speech Festival and Contest to be held the spring of 1962.

(Headline) Walleye pike stocking in Whitefish Chain discussed

50 years ago, May 13, 1971

(Headline) Work on 371 scheduled to resume May 18


(Headline) Assemblies of God will observe seventh anniversary Sunday

25 years ago, May 9, 1996

(Headline) Former Pine River man helps workers escape IDS fire; Lewis Brostrom was firefighter for 12 years

The Backus City Council gave its final approval May 6 of the new airport building project.

(Headline) Crime spree suspects surrounded in Pequot: Destructive 'joy ride' included high speed cruise on Bunyan Trail from Nisswa to Pine River

10 years ago, May 12, 2011

(Headline) Water line for skating rink installed

(Photo) Steve Norlin, PR-B Title director and district assessment coordinator, will retire June 2 after 33 years with the PR-B School District.


- 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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