20 years ago (1992)
Aitkin County Attorney John Leitner was picked by Gov. Arne Carlson to replace Judge Clinton Wyant who retired in May as a 9th District Court Judge. Leitner, who will begin service August 1, has been Aitkin County Attorney for 13 years.
30 years ago (1982)
The Baxter City Council will investigate obtaining an injunction against MnDOT for dumping snow removed from state roads at the MnDOT storage site. The matter arose while discussing MnDOT’s dumping of herbicides near the city water well.
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) Speeding down the hill on Evergreen Drive are the two finalists in the Soap Box Derby as they start the long run for the finish. From 12 entrants, Bob Endres in “Silver Streak” defeated Jeff Shanks and got his trophy from Dave Maras, head of summer recreation.
60 years ago (1952)
Gull Lake gave up a 8-11 walleye to the spinner and minnow bait of a Minneapolis man to lead the entries at Madison’s Sports Shop’s angling contest. Other worthy entries include a 1-2 sunfish and a two-pound crappie.
80 years ago (1932)
Twelve arrests for liquor law violations were announced by prohibition enforcement headquarters. One of those arrested was a Pine River woman on probation for a previous conviction. Two others from Pine River and one from Remer were among those arrested.
100 years ago (1912)
Some drivers in the city are doing some careless piloting. A couple from Tacoma, Wash. and one from Brainerd were nearly run over by a heavy machine turning the corner at Broadway and Front. It was running fast and came within 6 inches of hitting the women.