20 years ago (1993)
Healthy competition between members of the Warrior gymnastics team is leaving opponents feeling unhealthy. Brainerd scored a season high 136.85 to top Hibbing’s 118.00. “Every day we’re getting stronger in practice,” said gymnast Caryn Niemi.
30 years ago (1983)
(Edit.) The Greenspan Commission has issued its report on proposed changes to the Social Security system. Both President Reagan and House Speaker Tip O’Neill have endorsed the package. We also feel the compromise is the best that can be achieved.
40 years ago (1973)
(Adv.) Now playing at the Paramount Theatre, Charles Bronson has the role of his career in “The Valachi Papers.” At the Paramount Theatre, Diana Ross “is” Billie Holiday in “Lady Sings the Blues.”
60 years ago (1953)
Some expert long-range firing by Whitey Skoog, former Brainerd ace and Minnesota All-American, led the Minneapolis Lakers to an 87-75 win over a College All-Star team in an exhibition at Crosby. He scored 19 points, as did Bud Grant, playing for the All-Stars.
80 years ago (1933)
St. Cloud’s hockey stars, one of the best amateur teams in the state, and strengthened by addition of 3 players from the teachers’ college, built an early lead and beat Brainerd’s Red Devils by a score of 5 to 1. Brainerd lost to Detroit Lakes 4-0 in its second game.
100 years ago (1913)
County Auditor Smart received a wolf hide by parcel post this morning, the postage being eight cents. Ed Richter of Little Pine had killed the animal and will draw an $11 bounty.