20 years ago (1993)
It appeared the Warrior boys’ basketball team was striking out as Rocori’s Steve Huls scored 20 points in the first quarter to spark a big lead. Brainerd mounted a late rally to win 64-58. Coupled with a Little Falls loss, Brainerd now leads the CLC with a 6-1 record.
30 years ago (1983)
If every household in Brainerd were to receive packaged unfluoridated water, it would cost the city $3 million a year, according to a Water & Light Dept. report. The city council has maintained it was only obligated to fluoridate if unfluoridated was available.
40 years ago (1973)
Mills Motor, with Curly Olson, Gail Phleger, Loren Herrlick, Bob Elg and Meth Porwoll, took the team title in the Men’s City Bowling Tournament over the Dispatch, 3,082 to 3,065. For the Dispatch: Virg Skarloken, Lawrence Holman, Joe Melby, Larry Specht and Jerry Rivers.
60 years ago (1953)
PFC Leroy Palmquist, of Brainerd was awarded the Bronze Star with V device in a ceremony at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. While under fire in Korea, he crawled to a wounded comrade and dragged him to safety. He went back for another and was wounded.
80 years ago (1933)
The recent rain and cold weather has made it difficult for area pheasants. The County Game Protective Assn. will provide Deputy Warden A. P. Cardle with a ton of corn to distribute throughout the pheasant country to aid the birds.
100 years ago (1913)
Peter Mastanen, a prosperous farmer of Crow Wing County, hauled 14,865 pounds of rock with one team, a dapple gray weighing 1,600 pounds and a white horse weighing 1,580. They traveled 11.5 miles and the rock was crushed and used on city streets.