40 years ago, April 23, 1981

Minnesota is named the eighth-most heavily taxed state in the nation. By comparison, the state ranks 19th in personal wealth.

Pequot Lakes junior Pam Robideaux is chosen to attend the annual Girls State session in St. Paul.

30 years ago, April 25, 1991

Roger Landers is appointed to the vacant Nisswa City Council seat.

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Rainfall in the area was “well below” the annual average in 1990, according to state reports, with Crow Wing County accumulating just 17.6 inches.

20 years ago, April 26, 2001

The Nisswa American Legion dedicates an M-60 tank memorial to the 194th Tank Battalion. Among the attendees in the ceremony were three remaining survivors from the 34th Company of that battalion: Walt Straka, Henry Peck and Russell Swearinger.

10 years ago, April 21, 2011

Senior Kendra Johnson is crowned miss Pequot Lakes in the city’s first pageant since 2005.

Dave Endicott is hired as the new principal of Eagle View Elementary School.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer