20 years ago (1991)
(Photo) Carla Thiede, daughter of Paul and Dee Thiede of Pequot Lakes, is crowned Miss 1991 Brainerd Lakes by Juliette McCoy, the 1990 winner. First runner-up was Marty Kaiser and second runner-up was Jennifer Nissen.
30 years ago (1981)
(Photo) Blood donors are being honored as part of National Blood Donors Month in January. Carole Wgeishofski, a regular donor, shows how it takes just 30 minutes to donate a pint of blood. St. Joseph's phlebotomist Pauline Jelacie is in charge.
40 years ago (1971)
Some snowmobilers near Pequot Lakes performed an amputation on the leg of a deer that likely saved its life, said Pine River game warden Art Gensmer. The leg was injured in the hunting season and the deer could hardly move. After removal, it took off running.
60 years ago (1951)
Before a capacity crowd of 3,000 — including 500 from Brainerd — the Warriors beat Bemidji 59-51 on the latter's home floor to take sole possession of the lead in Central Seven play. Jim Smith scored 23 points. before fouling out in the fourth quarter.
80 years ago (1931)
All Brainerd and vicinity congratulate St. Paul's Episcopal Church on completion of their new church, to be dedicated Thursday. Its corner stone was taken from Gull Lake in 1856 by a missionary, and first used in the mission church at Crow Wing.
100 years ago (1911)
Complaint has been made of the number of dogs being poisoned in the city. Ever Baker lost his dog in Northeast Brainerd while driving there. The dog grabbed a bone and was soon in convulsions.