20 years ago (1993)
(Adv.) What gives you real travel value? Experience. The professionals at Riedl know the best rates. 7-Night Holiday Packages: Cancun – air and hotel $488 ($299 air only); Acapulco – air and hotel $628 ($299 air only). Riedl Travel Service – Brainerd.
30 years ago (1983)
The “Repentant Thief” has struck – or unstruck – again. The thief, whose trademark is returning stolen loot, took another step in the right direction, returning items taken in a home break-in. He earlier returned pizzas and other items he stole from the Gull Drive-in.
40 years ago (1973)
An industry-wide slump that had the Northwest Paper Mill running at less than full capacity for a year has turned into a boom, with the mill operating at full, 7-day a week capacity. Spencer Cone, mill manager, says this is typical of the cyclical industry.
60 years ago (1953)
Brainerd’s team of speakers from Washington high returned from the St. Cloud Invitational Speech Festival with superior ratings for the whole team, including Barbara Bossus, Nancy Jo Templeton, Nona Fallon and Jim Nolan.
80 years ago (1933)
An automobile, found hidden in dense woods near Gun Club Road, is not likely to be the getaway car from the 1st National Bank robbery. But it contained burglar’s tools and was outfitted with stolen plates, making it possible that it was involved in other crimes.
100 years ago (1913)
A well-known riverman and woodsman has offered his solution to the government’s denial of a canal between Round and Long Lakes. He suggests building a lock to allow boats to pass between them. It would be open an hour in the morning and the evening.