20 years ago (1992)
The Super Bowl is having on effect on Cragun’s and the local airport. Cragun’s will host 160 Mexican football fans from Monterrey, who fly in Friday night. After enjoying winter activities on Saturday, they go to Minneapolis for shopping and the big game.
30 years ago (1982)
(Photo) Snowmobiles, snowshoes or skis seem to be the only way to travel this weekend as another storm strikes the area. Duane and Gary Minor of Pequot Lakes snowmobile on Highway 210 west of Brainerd during today’s storm.
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) Don Rude, hard-working junior welterweight from C-I, receives the Louis Hansen Award from Jack Gibbons of the Minn. Athletic Commission. He later went on to a TKO victory as Brainerd Golden Glovers won 10 of 12 bouts in their final card.
60 years ago (1952)
Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver had to forfeit his trademark coonskin cap on a losing wager to the governor of Maryland at the Sugar Bowl game. He’ll get a replacement from his friend, Tom O’Brien of Brainerd, made from a raccoon trapped at Clearwater Lake.
80 years ago (1932)
Sixty-five men are now engaged in construction of the new Trunk Highway No. 2 bridge across the Mississippi at Main Street. Actual pouring of concrete for Pier No. 1 will begin next week. There will be four piers in all, and coffer dams are being made for the others.
100 years ago (1912)
A curious accident happened to the southbound train of the M & I Railway when it stopped at Walker to take on water. Ice formed around the spout and it couldn’t be removed. Water poured down the engine and froze it to the tracks.