20 years ago (1992)
Contending his 1992 budget was set capriciously and arbitrarily by the county board, county attorney Jack Graham argued his case in District Court today. He told Judge Dennis Murphy that his budget should be increased by $20,000.
30 years ago (1982)
Will escaped firebomber John Rieck come back to his hometown in search of revenge? The answer to that question is no, no and maybe – according to three experienced lawmen. Rieck, who escaped from Stillwater five days ago, is subject of a nationwide manhunt.
40 years ago (1972)
Whittier claimed the over all championship in the Brainerd elementary school swim tournament held at the high school pool. The Whittier boys won and the girls finished fourth, giving Whittier a combined score of 67 to runnerup Lowell’s 54.
60 years ago (1952)
Brainerd’s volunteer campaign to control an invasion of forest tent caterpillars was put into play last night by representatives of 13 local organizations. Chairman Paul Cibuzar will lead the block-by-block canvass for funds, seeking to raise the needed $5,000.
80 years ago (1932)
(Adv.) Red Owl Market – Specials for Tuesday and Wednesday! Fresh Spare Ribs – 3 lbs. 17 cents; Fresh Ground Round Steak – 2 lbs. 25 cents; Cudahy’s Puritan Pork Patties – lb. 12.5 cents.
100 years ago (1912)
Nels Johnson, Swan Johnson, Samuel Aliston and Prof. Wm. Bartach have platted a summer resort addition of about 31 lots on the shore of Clark Lake, lying northwest of Hubert, a station on the Minnesota & International Railway.