20 years ago (1992)
(Class. Ad) Trumpet for sale, like new, hardly used, $300. Also, 1981 Mercury Lynx: 4-door, sunroof, new engine, new tires, $1,000. Call 534 – XXXX.
30 years ago (1982)
Two attempts to change the city charter were shot down when the council failed to reach unanimous agreement on an expanded water and light board or public safety director. The change to move city elections from Dec. of odd years to Nov. of even years was approved.
40 years ago (1972)
The driver of a semi sent his cement-loaded truck crashing through guard rails and rolling down a ditch on Hwy 210 east of Brainerd, rather than hit a loaded school bus when his brakes failed. From his hospital bed the driver said “it was the ditch or the bus.”
60 years ago (1952)
A 61-year-old Fifty Lakes man was the state’s first deer hunting victim. He was shot near Emily while talking to his son-in-law. By this third day of the deer hunting season, four men have been killed by gunfire and four more have been wounded.
80 years ago (1932)
Indefinite postponement of the Crosby-Ironton and Brainerd football game was announced by school authorities. The game will likely not be played. It was scheduled for Armistice Day but postponed due to the snow storm and dangerous field conditions.
100 years ago (1912)
Roscoe Anderson and A.L. Meigs of the Automobile Trail Blazing Assn. of America, conferred with city officials relative to placing their blue and white markers on the electric light poles. No citizen will object to the markers showing the route through town.