Looking Back: March 10, 2022

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

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50 years ago, March 9, 1972

Snowmobiling in Breezy Point was the theme of a recent golf-hour TV documentary.

Ad: Chuck steak and bacon are both 79 cents per pound at Don’s IGA Market in Pequot Lakes. Corned beef rounds - in time for St. Patrick’s Day - are 99 cents per pound.

40 years ago, March 11, 1982

The Pequot Lakes American Legion Post 49 celebrates its 60th year of service.


Durkee Manufacturing of Pine River returned to full production - and expanded to manufacture pressed wood fuel briquettes - after a series of layoffs in January.

30 years ago, March 12, 1992

Pequot Lakes hosted the regional spelling bee, where Pine River-Backus student Kelly Parker finished third.

Road Crew wrestler Craig Taylor competed at the state meet, winning one match and losing two.

20 years ago, March 14, 2002

The Whitefish Area Property Owners Association has undertaken a phosphorus loading study to determine the sources of phosphorus entering the Whitefish Chain, which led to a reduction in water clarity.

Former Olympic hockey player Bill Baker - a member of the 1980 gold medal team - shares his Olympic experiences with the students of Nisswa Elementary School.

10 years ago, March 8, 2012


The Breezy Point Polar Plunge attracted 370 jumpers who collectively raised $71,000 for the Special Olympics.

Pequot Lakes High School student Karisa Miner was selected to represent Minnesota as a national youth delegate to the 2012 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment in Washington, D.C.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer

Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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