20 years ago (1991)
Two of five Crow Wing County commissioner districts are significantly out of whack in population. Because of that, next year's election will find most — if not all — commissioners up for election. Mary Koep's and Barb Uppgaard's districts gained population.
30 years ago (1981)
Brainerd's Big Brothers-Big Sisters program, faced with continual money shortages, will operate without its full-time director as of September 18. Don Bromen, past president of the board, said the decision to release Gary Kroeger came after fund raising fell short.
40 years ago (1971)
The Crow Wing County Planning Commission unanimously approved plans for a campground on the west side of Highway 371 just north of the Pine Beach Road. The three developers have leased 118 acres to provide tenting and camping during race weekends.
60 years ago (1951)
The Braves stranded 18 base runners in their final game of the season, but still managed an 11-2 win over the Duluth Travelers. The Braves drew 16 walks from Goodrich Buckner, the wildest right-hander they faced all season. The Braves finish 28 and 9.
80 years ago (1931)
Marvin Nutting, South Side center fielder and ace hitter, leads the city league in number of hits, runs scored, batting average of .510, and is the only league player who has not struck out this season. Jarboe, of the Northeast team. Leads in extra base hits with eight.
100 years ago (1911)
(Adv.) The Empress Theatre - the Home of Photo-Play. “Where Everybody Goes.” See “The New Editor,” a satire on newspapers, and “The Stranger in Camp,” a delightful tale of the west. Shows at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. - Admission is 5 cents and 10 cents.