40 years ago, July 10, 1980

David Elling of Pequot Lakes took first at the Minnesota State Bass Federation Tournament of Champions, with a two-day livewell weight of 16 pounds, 7 ounces.

Representative Paul Thiede announces that he will seek reelection for District 13A.

30 years ago, July 12, 1990

A string of thefts from boats and vehicles mar the Fourth of July celebrations in Breezy Point.

A study from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety shows that alcohol plays a role in nearly half of all motor vehicle crashes.

20 years ago, July 13, 2000

The Crosslake City Council approved the purchase of two parcels of property on Daggett Pine Road which will be converted into 80,000 square feet of park land.

Lake Shore weightlifter Phil Markert set six state records in the age 65-69 category at a mega meet event in Roseville.

10 years ago, July 8, 2010

More than 700 businesses and residences in Pequot Lakes and Nisswa spent a few hours without power over the Fourth of July weekend after a crow came into contact with a substation.

Plans are in the works to build a Wendy’s restaurant at the undeveloped corner of Highway 371 and County Road 77.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer