20 years ago (1993)
Brainerd’s Caryn Niemi and Brianna Beck advanced the farthest of any Warriors in the South Sub-Section 8AA tennis tournament, finishing fourth in doubles. The pair took a St. Cloud Tech doubles team to three sets before losing the third place match.
30 years ago (1983)
(Adv.) Used Car Specials! 1972 Cadillac Sedan Deville - $395; 1974 Pontiac Catalina - $255; 1976 Plymouth Volare - $595; 1976 AMC Hornet Wagon - $935; 1976 Oldsmobile Regency 98 - $2,295; 1980 Dodge Omni - $3,495. Brainerd Motors – W. Washington.
40 years ago (1973)
George Kriha, former assistant city engineer who resigned to take a position with 3M in St. Paul, will return to Brainerd in November as successor to City Engineer Dave Reed. Reed’s surprise resignation prompted the council to vote unanimously to hire Kriha.
60 years ago (1953)
Gov. C. Elmer Anderson will return to his home community to speak at the dedication of Nisswa’s new $238,000 elementary school. Henry Mattson, school board chair, will present the school to the community to make it official, through the school is now in use.
80 years ago (1933)
(Adv.) Buy Now and Save! Pink Salmon – 2-16 oz. cans 25 cents; Gold Medal Bisquick – 44 oz. pkg. 34 cents; Iona Peas – can 10 cents; Iona Corn – 3 cans 20 cents; Fancy Lean Bacon – whole or half slab – lb. 15 cents; Hamburger – 3lb. 19 cents. A&P Food Stores.
100 years ago (1913)
R.M. Potter, who has leased the poor farm and is running it with success, came to town with one of the biggest loads of potatoes ever hauled by a two-horse team. The wagon held 135 bushels, weighing 8,100 pounds. His potatoes run 200 bushels to the acre.