40 years ago, Oct. 15, 1981

Lael Olson of Crosslake is crowned Miss Heartland at a pageant held in Remer.

The Pine River football team tops Pequot Lakes 34-16 in rainy conditions.

30 years ago, Oct. 17, 1991

Nisswa Elementary School Principal Bob Hurst is named Nisswa’s Citizen of the Year.

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Pat Clark becomes the new president of the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce.

20 years ago, Oct. 18, 2001

A meth lab is raided in Lake Edward Township.

For the first time, Crosslake Communications offers digital television in the area.

10 years ago, Oct. 13, 2011

Pequot Lakes runner Vanessa Lane is set to compete at the 2012 Down Under International Games Tri-Nation track and field meet in Sydney, Australia.

Nolan Michaelson and Sydney Johnson are named Pequot Lakes homecoming king and queen.

- Compiled by Dan Determan, Staff Writer