20 years ago (1992)
Minnesota school administrators admit they lack discipline to control their costs and want the state to consider imposing a statewide salary freeze and scrap the teachers’ right to strike. Brainerd Supt. Bob Gross agrees the right to strike should be looked at.
30 years ago (1982)
(Photo) Fred Larson of Brainerd demonstrates the “pocket cooler,” his insulated, logo-stamped vinyl sleeve to keep aluminum beverage cans cold. An estimated 20-30 area women now sew 40,000 coolers a week, and ship them to stores and hotel chains.
40 years ago (1972)
(Adv.) Sunday Specials! Roast Sirloin of Beef, Au Jus - $2.95; Roast Turkey with Dressing - $1.95; Breaded Jumbo Shrimp - $2.95; Fresh Minnesota Walleye - $2.65. All include soup, salad, potato, roll and coffee. Log Cabin Restaurant & Lounge.
60 years ago (1952)
Two season fishing records were set during the past week. A 21-pound northern went to the top of that division, caught in Ruth Lake by Don Branscom of Minneapolis. A 2-1 crappie out of Lake Edward was caught by Everett Kerns of Tuscola, Illinois.
80 years ago (1932)
Sportsmen of Brainerd will receive 90 cans of brook trout fingerlings. Volunteers are asked to contact Al Weideman for distribution. Brainerd will receive 200 cans of fish and is assured of brook, speckled, rainbow and German brown trout for this district.
100 years ago (1912)
The cigar makers’ union locals of Brainerd, Fargo and Red Wing have elected Henry Krause of Brainerd as a delegate to the national convention of cigar makers. It will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 17.