20 years ago (1993)
You could call it a steak-out. Sheriff’s deputies at last found two rogue cows that had roamed the countryside for a month. Per the owner’s orders they shot and killed the animals, then called a butcher who was on stand-by. Attempts to rope them had failed.
30 years ago (1983)
Lightning seems not to strike twice in the same place. While top-seeded Rocori was being upset by 8th seeded St. Cloud Apollo on a nearby court, the 7th-seeded Warriors were unable to topple Sauk Rapids, losing 18-7, 18-11 in the Sub-Region 8AA tourney.
40 years ago (1973)
Art Holz of Brainerd shot a 173-pound buck near Bigfork. When he and his friends went out of their cabin to look at it again, a bear was dragging the deer, and the snowmobile it was tied to, away. They scared it off but it returned. They shot it. The bear weighed 363-pounds.
60 years ago (1953)
Brainerd’s Civic Assn. has changed its name to the Chamber of Commerce and the new board of directors elected Don Raymond as its first president. Wayne Curtis will be the vice-president; George McPheeters, treasurer; and Clarence Akre, secretary.
80 years ago (1933)
Thieves, evidently well acquainted with high power wires, cut down seven poles of Minn. Power & Light near the Martin mine at Crosby. They stole eight spans of No. 4 wire. The line carried 2,300 volts but the job was done without even blowing a fuse.
100 years ago (1913)
Clarence Ozart has received six salmon packed in ice from his father who lives in British Columbia. He had them baked at West’s Restaurant, and his Scotch and English friends surely had some feast.