20 years ago (1993)
Honesty is still the best policy, but sometimes it doesn’t feel that way. The Baxter council was forced to deny a request from a local organization to sell Christmas trees from a resident’s yard. Had they just gone ahead with the sale it’s likely no one would have objected.
30 years ago (1983)
After combing Brainerd for more than an hour, lawmen recaptured a prisoner who broke loose from a squad car enroute to a Sauk Center correctional facility. Police spotted him hitchhiking on Hwy 317 south and chased him into the woods behind the Pocket Bar.
40 years ago (1973)
(Photo) North Long Lake largemouth bass are still providing plenty of action for interested anglers, and Marv Koep, Roger Miller and All Barnum, all of Nisswa, are among them. They hooked this string on Black Dingo jigs in 8-12 feet of water.
60 years ago (1953)
The on and off sale beer licenses of the Alamo Café on Laurel Street were suspended for 10 days by the city council after a police report showed the proprietor had served beer to a minor. She sold the beer to a 20-year-old who shared it with two 14-year-olds.
80 years ago (1933)
It cost a Merrifield man and a Brainerd man $10 each, plus $2 court costs, for their unwillingness to wait two days until Saturday to hunt pheasants. Deputy Game Warden C.E. Cooke stopped them and Justice of the Peace Dick Parks at Nisswa fined them.
100 years ago (1913)
With whistles and auto horns screaming a shrill welcome, and the depot platform and streets blocked by 2,000 fans, the city band played “Hail, the Conquering Hero” as Leslie Bush came to town. Snow fell as fans carried Bush on their shoulders to his parade car.