20 years ago (1992)
Four of the five Baxter City Council positions could be turned over in the November elections. Only John Erickson is assured he’ll still be there come January. Three council seats and the mayor’s spot are up for grabs in filing that opens Aug. 24 and ends Sept. 8.
30 years ago (1982)
Gary Borg, a 1981 Brainerd High School graduate who played baseball this past spring for the Univ. of Illinois, was named MVP for the Cambridge, Ontario, Terriers in a Canadian baseball league. Borg hit .440 with nine home runs and 34 RBIs.
40 years ago (1972)
Quick action by John Borgers, vacationing on Fox Lake, saved the lives of three other vacationers who capsized their boat nearby. He moved quickly to dive under the boat and pull out an 86-year-old man and two others, none of whom could swim. All were saved.
60 years ago (1952)
Authorities of Crow Wing and Cass counties, accompanied by State Crime Bureau personnel, staged raids on two alleged gambling houses in the Gull Lake area. The Deauville Club on Gull had blackjack, dice and poker games in operation.
80 years ago (1932)
Two hours after the head greens-keeper at Breezy Point Lodge pulled into the dock with a 15-4 northern pike, the headwaiter and chef came in with a 17-8 northern. Both are on display now, but will be prepared and served to guests of the lodge on Pelican Lake.
100 years ago (1912)
E. C. Bane and John Krekelberg made a trip to Minneapolis in Krekelberg’s car, which is a Buick of 25 horsepower. They left at 11 in the morning, had lunch in Little Falls and had supper in Minneapolis.