20 years ago (1989)
Fergus Falls edged the Brainerd Warrior swim team 225.5 to 224.5 to win its fifth straight regional title. Brainerd's 400-yard free relay of Nate Steinbauer, Mike Schmitz, Poul Holm and Chris Dunn set a section record with a time of 3:17.85.
30 years ago (1979)
St. Marie Kennels posted a 6-3 victory over Bar Harbor in the first Bar Harbor Winter Softball Tournament. Eight teams, comprised equally of men and women, played on the ice of Gull Lake in front of Bar Harbor to determine the winner.
40 years ago (1969)
The Brainerd Charter Commission is studying a plan for reapportionment in the city that would add a new ward and level off population of registered voters in existing wards.
60 years ago (1949)
Verner F. Anderson, Brainerd grocer, was elected to the Minnesota Legislature in a special election in Crow Wing County on Thursday. The total was Anderson 3,248 and Charles Halsted 2,502.
80 years ago (1929)
Last night's meeting of the American Legion included a full evening of business and entertainment. After the business session, John Gabiou and Willard Heikkinen put on four rounds of boxing. Louis Rofidal and Clarence Carlson did 15 minutes of wrestling.
100 years ago (1909)
The good work done in the past two years in the way of a Beautiful Brainerd should be continued in the coming season. Much has been done in removing unsightly trucks from the streets and vacant lots, and in keeping the litter off the streets.
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