20 years ago (1991)
High school brains, not brawn, will be tested in the 4th Annual Citizen Bee, sponsored by the Brainerd Dispatch. Entered this year are 39 students from 15 area high schools.
30 years ago (1981)
A Fergus Falls' goal in overtime put an end to the most successful hockey season in Brainerd High School history. The Otters shocked the top-seeded Warriors 5-4 in the quarterfinals of the Section 8 tourney, Brainerd finishing with a 17-3-1 record.
40 years ago (1971)
Brainerd teachers last night told the school board they are asking for an arbitration panel to settle the salary question. Teachers named Ron Tvedt, a junior high science teacher, as their representative and the board named Babe Anderson.
60 years ago (1951)
Running true to form, the two favorites, Brainerd and Little Falls, turned back Staples and Pine River respectively to advance to the semifinals of the District 24 basketball tourney. Brainerd 62 - Staples 36; Little Falls 58 - Pine River 46.
80 years ago (1931)
The Mills Motor Co. will hold its formal grand opening on Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7. They received word that the Ford Motor Co. of St. Paul will bring up a large exhibit of cars, trucks and tractors. Moving pictures of the Ford factory will be shown.
100 years ago (1911)
Charles Randall, a hunter of this county, brought in five wolves he shot near the Gull River to the county auditor and received bounty of $55. The hides should bring another $15. Randall uses a pack of dogs he has specially trained to round up the animals.