20 years ago (1992)
The Brainerd Warriors girls’ basketball team, losers to Mounds View 39-31 in the opening round of the state tournament, roared back to win the consolation title. They first edged Fridley 45-44, and then thumped Owatonna 69-47, led by Shelly Breen’s 20 points.
30 years ago (1982)
The Central Minnesota Council’s Annual Boy Scout Winter Event at Camp Ripley drew 1,000 scouts. Among the scout leaders supervising were: Jim Hunt, Pine Tree chair; Jay Beebe, Cub Scout chair; Pete Humphrey, District committee; and Bruce Buxton.
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) Brainerd High School students turned out en masse yesterday to send the Warrior boys’ basketball team off to the state tournament at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Brainerd opens against North St. Paul tomorrow afternoon. The high school will close.
60 years ago (1952)
(Photo) Capt. Sherman Lofgren, commander of H&H Co., 3rd BN, 409th Infantry, presents the Unit Marksmanship trophy to Sgt. Chalmer Trusty. The trophy goes to the reservist having the highest score during the winter months of indoor firing.
80 years ago (1932)
(Edit.) There is a time worn axiom that age enhances the value of a thing. But in the case of the Brainerd city charter, modern development and efficiency have given cause for the junking of this obsolete and antiquated charter now in use. Brainerd needs a new city charter.
100 years ago (1912)
The Unity Band is adding more instruments to its organization. A boilermaker from Hibbing is now employed at the railroad shops and will play the alto horn. Archie Hagadorn will play the saxophone. There are now 23 musicians in the band.