20 years ago (1993)
The only pro football team in Minnesota would give anything to be averaging 34.2 points and 336.5 yards per game, and to have won five of its six games. That’s what Brainerd is producing, including a dismantling of conference foe Alexandria by a score of 36-0.
30 years ago (1983)
(Photo) Largest walleye in this limit catch for Ron Sayler and son Jame Lee scaled 8-9. They were hooked on Rapala lures in four feet of water at Mille Lacs Lake.
40 years ago (1973)
Cliff Carlson, formerly Regional Staff Forester at the Brainerd office of Lands and Forestry, was named Area Forest Supervisor following the retirement of Art Ward. Carlson and his family came to Brainerd in 1964 after holding several state positions.
60 years ago (1953)
A pepped-up band of Warriors played it tough all the way Friday for a 19-12 homecoming victory over Little Falls. The win snapped an 11-year string of Flyer victories over Brainerd. A last quarter Flyer passing attack fell short of a comeback.
80 years ago (1933)
(Adv.) 80 acres, unimproved hardwood soil land, located on good road 12 miles from Brainerd. Some level land, some rough. Some meadow and plenty of timber. Will sell for $375 cash. George Palmer, Auctioneer.
100 years ago (1913)
Leslie Bush’s great pitching victory caused a whirl of excitement in Brainerd. Telegrams with 100s of signers were sent to him. Crowds paraded the streets led by “Fatty” Woods, his lifelong pal. A bonfire was set near the depot and mobs of fans danced around the flames.