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Looking Back - Aug. 31, 2018

40 years ago - Aug. 31, 1978

As of Sept. 1, law enforcement officers will be authorized to take away driver's licenses from motorists apprehended for drunk driving.

(Photo) Mr. Milton Johnson will celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday, Aug. 31. ... He received letters from President Carter and Arlan Stangeland congratulating him on his birthday.

30 years ago - Sept. 1, 1988

(Photo) Crowds of hundreds watch as Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Brainerd firefighters battle a fire that gutted Stony Brook Trading Company in downtown Nisswa.

(Headline) Picnic to honor Ideal Township's Elmer Schultz

20 years ago - Sept. 3, 1998

(Headline) Pelican's Natalie Ayers: At 82, she's still spending summers at the lake, and she's still helping others reach sobriety

(Photo) Leanne Carlson displays some of the pieces that have given her "Times Remembered" store a 22-year reputation for quality antiques. The Nisswa area store will close after Labor Day weekend.

10 years ago - Aug. 28, 2008

(Headline) Principal partners: John and Kristil McDonald may be state's only married high school principals

(Photo) Tami Martin is the new principal at Crosslake Community School. She succeeds Amy LaBarre, who became curriculum coordinator for the Pequot Lakes School District. Tami's brother is Randy Hansen, principal at Pequot Lakes Middle School.

- Compiled by Theresa Bourke, former Staff Writer