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Looking Back - April 6, 2018

40 years ago - April 6, 1978

(Photo) The Backus Food Locker has changed hands. From left, new owners Kyle and Jeanette Wolmutt and Dennis and Linda McNamara receive the keys from former owners Mary, Jan and Jim Schmid.

(Photo) The Minnesota Jaycees State Wrestling Tournament was held in Willmar on Saturday, March 18. ... Nisswa Elementary School students winning ribbons are: Chad Taatjes, 3rd; Jim Juillerat, 2nd; David Ross, 1st; Roger Juillerat, 2nd; Dennis Zimmerman, 1st; Mike Ross, 2nd.

30 years ago - April 7, 1988

Pending official approval, Lake Shore man Bob Wilmes holds the world record for the largest eelpout - an 18-pound, 4 ¾-ounce creature he pulled from beneath the ice at Lake of the Woods on March 30.

(Headline) Shirley Alderman: Pelican Lakes graphic artist displays at New York exhibit

20 years ago - April 9, 1998

(Headline) Whitefish area mailman retires after 36 years: Carrier Bill Gardner's postal patrons were like family ... and so were their dogs

(Headline) Pine River-Backus hires new superintendent: Randall Eckart, junior high principal at Crosby-Ironton, to begin in July

10 years ago - April 3, 2008

(Photo) Pequot Lakes High School students Natasha Gallett and Kathryn Moehling participated in the Rock for Darfur on Friday.

Alexis Orth, daughter of Rich and Chris Orth, age 10, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Minnesota Pageant.

-Compiled by Theresa Bourke, Staff Writer