20 years ago (1991)
Gov. Arne Carlson's proposed 1992-93 cuts to alleviate a budget shortfall met with strong opposition from people who appeared at a legislative committee meeting in Brainerd. The crowd tried to cram into the conference room and spilled into the hall.
30 years ago (1981)
Minnesota COACT's proposal on oil company taxation was dealt a blow by the Crow Wing County Board. Pete Ranum, of Crosslake, state vice chairman, made the proposal but it was defeated 3-2, with board chair Al Hauge breaking the tie.
40 years ago (1971)
The majority of persons answering a Brainerd Chamber survey are in favor of a highway bypass around Brainerd, according to John Nelson, committee chair. Of those returning the survey, 126 were in favor of the bypass, 24 against.
60 years ago (1951)
Fighting back from a 27-20 halftime deficit, the Warriors won their third ticket to the state tournament with a 43-42 victory over Melrose in front of 3,500 fans at Fargo. The hero had to be Jim Smith, playing on a badly sprained ankle, but scoring 15 points.
80 years ago (1931)
Tarring of Highway No. 18 from Garrison to the start of the concrete surface at the four mile corner east of Brainerd is on the schedule of the Minnesota highway department. This will be done as soon as practicable, perhaps later this year.
100 years ago (1911)
To provide means whereby a barge canal may be constructed from Lake Superior to the Mississippi River near Brainerd, as proposed by a legislative commission, Sen. Johnson introduced a bill to raise $5 million through taxation to bring the plan into effect.