20 years ago (1990)
Police are still investigating the source of tampered Tootsie Rolls discovered by Brainerd trick-or-treaters on Halloween. More than 20 children turned in the candy with straight pins inside them.
30 years ago (1980)
Steve Park and Mike Linn, friends since childhood, have at least two things in common. The first is a father-in-law. Both are married to Harold Rademacher's daughters. The second is a partnership in Radco Industries, a fast-growing Brainerd business.
40 years ago (1970)
(Adv.) Dance at the Chapparal (formerly Sy's Tall Timbers) to music by The Rapid Valley Ranglers Band. Pike Supper at the Eagles Club just $1.25 per person, benefit for the Salvation Army.
60 years ago (1950)
Meyer Whitey Skoog scored more points for the University of Minnesota basketball team than any player in history. The Brainerd native hit 374 points in 22 games to top the former record of 360 set by Jim McIntyre. Skoog was also named All Big-Ten.
80 years ago (1930)
Two free throws from the hands of Nathan Schuety with 44 seconds to play, and the frantic fight of Johnny Hoffbauer, hot shot and ace in the hole, gave Brainerd a 25-24 win over Staples and sends them to the district finals against C-I in the Washington gym.
100 years ago (1910)
Brainerd is to have a first class vaudeville theatre. Judd Wright and Fred Low have secured a five-year lease on the room now occupied by Mr. Low's box ball alley and will remodel it into a vaudeville and moving picture theatre.
-Compiled by Terry McCollough
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