20 years ago (1993)
Brainerd stock car drivers Larry Schwendeman and Nate Thiesse drove to their second straight feature wins at North Central Speedway. Schwendeman won the Wissota Super Stock and Thiesse took his third win in four weeks in the Street Stock division.
30 years ago (1983)
Steve Stoxen and Arla Bollig captured Brainerd’s City Golf Championships for 1983 in title matches over Tim Bogenschutz and Dee Lepper. Stoxen and Bogenschutz were both first-time finalists, while Bollig won her second crown – the first coming in 1979.
40 years ago (1973)
(Photo) Fifty-two pounds of northerns are hoisted here by Jeff Bollig and Ron Niemann of Brainerd, who caught them at Gull Lake using muskie baits and poles. Largest was 15 pounds. The pair caught 11 northerns of 10 pounds or more last week.
60 years ago (1953)
Brainerd wrestling fans who’ve already seen him are quick to agree Kinji Shibuya may be the greatest wresting villain of all time. He goes against Bob McCune, Mr. America, at Memorial Park on Saturday. Hard-Boiled Haggerty takes on young Jack Pezek.
80 years ago (1933)
(Adv.) Dancing at the Birchdale Pavilion Tonight! Ken DeVilliers and his 8-piece University of Minnesota Dance Band. Music – sweet and hot! Get a date and come out to Birchdale. Dancing from 9 to ???
100 years ago (1913)
News from Minneapolis says Emil Nelson of Brainerd, overcome by a powerful drug, was thrown into the weeds under a railway bridge where he was found in the morning. Robbery was suspected but, as he had $1,700 in his pocket, thieves had been frightened away.