20 years ago (1989)
Rep. Paul Ogren of Aitkin and Sen. Don Samuelson of Brainerd have each proposed bills that would move mentally retarded patients from state hospitals to group homes, though on different time schedules.
30 years ago (1979)
Bert Herman's search for something to do after a serious heart attack four years ago has led him to a 24-hour hobby of serving others. He is president of Tri-County REACT, a group that monitors the emergency channel of the citizens band radio.
40 years ago (1969)
An appeal for weekend male volunteers to assist with sandbagging at the dike under construction at Aitkin was made by Mayor Mike Zilverberg, as the Mississippi waters continued to rise.
60 years ago (1949)
Three original tracing maps made in 1857 are now in the Crow Wing County Historical Society museum after being lost for 50 years. They were found in Morrison County by Carl Zapffe, who donated them to the society.
80 years ago (1929)
Brainerd advanced in the consolation round of the state YMCA basketball tourney, winning by default over Minneapolis. Brainerd lost in the opening round to Mankato by a score of 33-28.
100 years ago (1909)
Old Cap, the veteran fire horse is having a rest after pulling up lame after three hard runs in heavy wind Saturday. The horse has answered every alarm call for the Brainerd fire department for nine years.
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