20 years ago (1992)
Lightning isn’t supposed to strike the same place twice, but those who braved the elements to watch Bemidji beat the Warriors 13-6 at Bemidji may wonder. The game was called in the 3rd quarter due to lightning. It resumed 45 minutes later in a downpour.
30 years ago (1982)
(Adv.) All You Can Eat! Tuesday: Lasagna - $3.25; Wednesday: Chicken - $3.95; Thursday: Ribs - $3.95; Friday: Fish Fry - $3.95. All include salad, bread and butter. Sourdough Sam’s Saloon and Restaurant – 6 miles north on 371, across from BIR.
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) North Long Lake is one five-pound largemouth bass lighter as the result of Royal Karels’ use of a Lindy Plastic Worm on a fishing trip. The Brainerd man is one of the Nisswa Guides.
60 years ago (1952)
Clifford Stiles, a young man who served as a waiter at Grand View Lodge this summer, is responsible for GOP presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower coming to speak at Carleton College in Northfield in September. Stiles is a senior at Carleton.
80 years ago (1932)
(Adv.) Last Times Tonight! The Four Marx Brothers starring in Paramount’s 1932 Laugh Special, “Horse Feathers.” Tomorrow the whole town will rock with laughter as they go collegiate and change rah-rah into “ha-ha-ha.” Paramount Theatre – Brainerd.
100 years ago (1912)
At five o’clock one morning last week, Sam Adair swung his trusty gun over his shoulder and crept through the flower beds of Gregory Park to the fountain at the center. There he shot the kingfisher who has been despoiling the park of its goldfish, and it toppled into the water.