Looking Back: Feb. 17, 2022

A look back in history from past issues of the Lake Country Echo weekly newspaper

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40 years ago, Feb. 17, 1982

Kelly Pettit and Dan Kreitz are crowned Pequot Lakes High School’s Sno Daze queen and king.

The Brush Pilots sponsor the inaugural St. Valentine’s Fun Run.

30 years ago, Feb. 20, 1992

A pair of 26-pound northern pikes are caught in the Crosslake. One was caught by Ron Holterman and the other by Mark Koehnen.


Brenda Boeder is crowned Miss Nisswa.

20 years ago, Feb. 21, 2002

George Holtan is elected president of the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce.

The first building is erected in Crosslake’s new Town Square

10 years ago, Feb. 16, 2012

Eagle View Elementary School teacher Deanne Trottier is one of 111 candidates for the 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

Pequot Lakes sisters Savannah and Alex Stone both qualify for the state alpine ski meet.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer


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