20 years ago (1992)
The Brainerd Kixters easily outdistanced their competitors to win an unmatched sixth state title at the Minnesota State Danceline competition. Perennial rival Richfield was strong, said coach Cindy Clough, but not enough to overcome an “energized” Brainerd team.
30 years ago (1982)
Seventeen actual 600 counts were rolled, the high a 659 by Al Kundert, in the 22nd Annual Men’s City Bowling tournament. Kundert had 715 with handicap to take the singles crown. Claiming doubles were Barry Aasen and Barry Weseloh at 1,289.
40 years ago (1972)
(Adv.) Appreciation Days at Clair’s Champlin Service, March 3rd & 4th. Free spice rack with each oil change. One bottle of spice free with 8 gal. purchase. Free Coke and Free coffee and donuts. Come in and say hello to Clair Gildow, owner.
60 years ago (1952)
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Floyd of Brainerd say they have just received a letter from their son, Cpl. Herbert Floyd, who is a prisoner of war somewhere in North Korea. It said “I am well and in good health.” Cpl. Floyd was taken prisoner in fighting on May 18, 1951.
80 years ago (1932)
(Edit.) An article in the San Francisco Chronicle noted that the cost to nations of the Great War was $200 billion, most of it raised by borrowing for the future. After the war, more billions were borrowed. We mortgaged our future and the time to pay the piper has come.
100 years ago (1912)
P.S. Newell, of Springfield, Mass., was in the city today riding an “Indian” motorcycle. It was a beautiful 1912 model of 7 horsepower, retailing at $250. He found the roads near Brainerd in very good condition and left this afternoon for a spin to Little Falls.