40 years ago, Feb. 8, 1979

(Editorial) Dueling columns on the pros and cons of smoking

(Photo) Over 2,000 snowmobilers roared through Pequot Lakes for the March of Dimes Marathon.

(Story) Supreme Court upholds DNR authority to require permit before draining public waters.

30 years ago, Feb. 9, 1989

Arctic blast hits with a vengeance: Some 11,000 residents from the Pequot area to Emily found themselves without power during the minus 30-degree weather

(Story) Emotion-charged session stalled critical sewer vote.

(Photos) Winter Jubilee Miss Nisswa candidates named.

20 years ago, Feb. 4, 1999

(Headline) Crosslake group to form charter school proposal by March

(Story) Bluewater Deer Hunters "beef up" area food shelves.

(Photos) Female pool sharks go for "girls' nights out."

10 years ago, Feb. 5, 2009

(Photos) Beach bums for a day: Nisswa elementary students celebrate annual Beach Day at school.

(Story) Breezy Point City Council member Otto Schmid believes in being active in the community.

(Story) Helping area businesses on people's minds.

- Compiled by Erin Bormett, Staff Writer