20 years ago (1992)
Three one-hundredths of a second is comparable to the length of a hangnail, said Warrior swim coach Joe Vrudny. That’s the distance and time by which Lance Hoff finished 2nd in the state 50 free swim finals. The winner swam 21.12 seconds and Hoff did 21.15.
30 years ago (1982)
District Court Judge Clint Wyant has dismissed a charge of false imprisonment against a man accused of selling a 4-year-old child to a Deerwood couple for $7,000. But the judge did call the sale “a reprehensible little deal whose only real victim was the child.”
40 years ago (1972)
(Adv.) Spam – Regular or Smoked – 12 oz. can 65 cents; Golden Ripe Bananas – lb. 12 cents; Chicken or Turkey TV Dinners – ea. 39 cents; Grade A Large Eggs – doz. 39 cents; Celery – stalk 39 cents. Bredenberg Grocery – 1302 Oak Street.
60 years ago (1952)
The largest steam locomotive in the world when it was built in 1928 now awaits the hammer, blowtorch and chisel at Brainerd’s NP Railway reclamation plant. The 412-ton giant measured 16.5 feet high and 85.5 feet long. It burned a half-ton of coal per mile.
80 years ago (1932)
(Adv.) Auction – Horses and Colts. Five six-year-olds, broke; six head of four-year-olds, unbroke; two grey mares, seven-years-old with colts by side; two yearlings including one buckskin. Many more. This is a wonderful bunch. Sat. at 1 p.m. – Brainerd Stockyards.
100 years ago (1912)
(Adv.) At Bane’s. A cottage in east Brainerd, corner of Farrar and 4th Ave., on a 100 X 150 foot lot - $550; Large house and four lots on S. 6th Street – the John Wise property - $1,600; Several small farms and lakeshore for sale. E.C. Bane Real Estate.