20 years ago (1982)
Goin' fishin.' John Simon of rural Pillager carried a rod, minnow bucket and a pole for a day of fishin' at the Gull River bridge. He is hoping that when the day ends, the pail will contain a mess of sunnies and crappies.
30 years ago (1972)
The village council has voted 3 to 1 in favor of filing an injunction to stop the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from closing a public road leading from the Federal Dam to Squaw Point on Gull Lake.
40 years ago (1962)
A score of 96 was tops in the three low-ball foursome touring held this weekend at the Brainerd Country Club.
60 years ago (1942)
Organization of an airplane spotter force under the office of Civilian Defense but operating in conjunction with the Minnesota State Guard is under way in Crow Wing County.
80 years ago (1922)
Promptly at the stroke of 10 o'clock Saturday morning Northern Pacific Railway Shopmen numbering approximately 1,250 laid down their tools and quit work. This walkout takes out all shopmen except laborers, clerical force, store room and roundhouse.
100 years ago
Sufferer: "Say, Doc, do people ever die of this hay fever?"
Physician: "Never heard of any one, why?"
Sufferer: "Oh, because I heard my wife say the other day that she thought it would be jolly to be a grass widow."
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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