Pages from the Past: May 5, 2021

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

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60 years ago, May 5, 1961

A rash of break-ins occurred Wednesday night in Pequot Lakes, when three places were entered sometime during the late hours.

50 years ago, May 6, 1971

Earth Day troops of the fifth grade of the elementary school gleaned 15 pickup loads of junk and refuse from the roadside ditches bordering the tributary roads leading into Pine River on Tuesday.

25 years ago, May 2, 1996


(Photo) Ron and Linda Olson, owners of the new Iron Hills North pawn shop in Pine River, inspect a set of golf clubs before they are put on sale.

(Headline) Wildfire-free April 1996: A contrast to 1976 'Year of Fire'

10 years ago, May 5, 2011

Pine River-Backus could be the home of a new early childhood center, athletic addition and district bus garage if a proposed bonding referendum passes this fall.

(Photo) Pine River-Backus Boy Scouts of America Troop 73 camped overnight near Wadena and participated in the Central Minnesota Boy Scout Council's "I Helped Replant Wadena" event on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30.

- 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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