20 years ago (1989)
(Photos) Biggest walleyes of the week were pulled in by Jay Rankin of Woodbury who got an 11-1 keeper out of Gull Lake, and Jason Mathers, a former Pine River resident, who got a 9-4 walleye, also from Gull Lake, fishing in two feet of water.
30 years ago (1979)
Citing a breakdown in communication and administrative capability, the Brainerd City Council voted 5-2 to seek Police Chief Wayne Hasty's demotion to patrolman. The decision came despite criticism the council was playing judge and jury with Hasty.
40 years ago (1969)
The city council last night adopted a resolution backing the Northwest Paper Company's efforts to get a variance on a water pollution regulation. Mrs. D.T. Chesley protested, saying the council was disobeying the law and not representing the people.
60 years ago (1949)
The Little Falls Red Sox came to Brainerd and ran headlong into a baseball machine, and left after nine battle-scarred innings an 11-0 loser. Lefty Andrews mowed down 16 Red Sox via strike out and the speedy Jim Gardner scored five times for Brainerd.
80 years ago (1929)
The State Game and Fish Department will seine bass fingerlings on the apron of the Gull Lake dam following permission secured from the War Department in Washington, D. C.
100 years ago (1909)
Fred Sanborn returned last night from the coast. He says one week was all his pocketbook could stand of the extortion practiced in Seattle during the exposition. A shave and haircut cost him 75 cents, and other things in proportion.
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