20 years ago (1991)
Brainerd might soon be a town without a pediatrician. Brainerd Medical Center and St. Joseph's Medical Center are looking for two pediatricians to replace Dr. Marilyn Peitso and Dr. James Marquardt. The two Brainerd doctors will leave within a month.
30 years ago (1981)
(Photo) "I tell the men, it's the perfume I wear," said Mrs. Emil Filipek of Merrifield, whose winter ice fishing expertise landed a 15-1 walleye on the northeast corner of Pelican Lake, the largest caught here in decades. She used a shiner minnow in 24 feet of water.
40 years ago (1971)
A Brainerd driver - Bob Baniecke - came home first in the Stock D 400 cc Grand Prix race in the Paul Bunyan Snowmobile Derby at Donnybrooke. Baniecke, the Rupp dealer in this area, reached speeds of 75 mph in the eight lap event on the three-mile speedway.
60 years ago (1951)
Curly's "Curly" is coming home. The valuable, blonde cocker spaniel, "Curly," owned by C. R. "Curly" Amundson of H Street, Brainerd, has been located in Minneapolis after allegedly being stolen. The dognapper has been arrested and held under $500 bond.
80 years ago (1931)
Erick Maika, found guilty here in district court in 1911 of the murder of 6-year-old Earl Reilly, has petitioned the State Pardon Board to have his sentence commuted. He was convicted of strangling the boy for allegedly stealing a jack knife, later found in Maika's room.
100 years ago (1911)
Postmaster Ingersoll has been instructed by the Postmaster General to extend rural service from the Brainerd office to the west and southwest commencing March 1. This will entail one carrier at a rate of $900 per year, to include the hire of a horse.