20 years ago (1991)
MacMillan Bloedel reports that its Deerwood plant is approximately 80 percent complete and is looking to start operations during the fourth quarter this year. Hiring of staff is progressing well, with 18 permanent employees hired and 24 more expected by May.
30 years ago (1981)
The Brainerd School Board's hopes for a small teacher salary increase this year received a blow yesterday, as the Brainerd Federation of Teachers asked for a 40 percent increase over two years. District negotiator Bob Gross made no formal counter-offer.
40 years ago (1971)
Approximately one-third of the tickets have already been sold for “Music Man,” the Meredith Wilson musical to be presented by the Brainerd College Community Theater in late February. Director Bob Dryden said last year's “Bye, Bye Birdie” was a sellout.
60 years ago (1951)
A long, lanky Presbyterian team had the reach over Temple Baptist in the YMCA Church basketball league, winning 51-32. The margin would have been greater except for Rodney Skoog, showing the fire of older brother Whitey, as he scored 18 points.
80 years ago (1931)
Edward G., arrested for drunkenness, told Judge J.H. Warner in municipal court this morning that this was the first time he had been arrested in 40 years of residence in Brainerd. Nonetheless, he was fined $10, which he paid.
100 years ago (1911)
Deputy Game Warden J.P. Saunders of Deerwood may hereafter travel in the Sherlock Holmes class. Two Minneapolis hunters bought deer illegally shot and took them home, claiming them as their own. Saunders tracked them down, and $50 fines resulted.