20 years ago (1981)
Two brilliant catches by end Brad Loch, stellar running by junior back Tim Veith and excellent play by his rebuilt offensive line are highlights pointed out by Coach Ron Stolski of his Brainerd Warriors' 20-6 triumph over Totino Grace.
30 years ago (1971)
Enrollment in the Brainerd Public School system is at its highest ever -- 7,090 students. This marks the first time that the enrollment has passed the 7,000 mark, but that figure can be expected to drop in the next few years.
40 years ago (1961)
Three men from Brainerd, William Smith, Henry Cunningham and Fred Houle, finished 11th, 14th and 18th in the Annual Minnesota State Checkers Tournament held in St. Paul.
60 years ago (1941)
On the eve of their departure from the continental limits of the United States, approximately 90 stalwarts who are from Brainerd's National Guard Tank Company prepared to board a ship at San Francisco tomorrow for parts unknown.
80 years ago (1921)
Tuesday night the air in Brainerd was thick with the smoke from forest or brush fires. It penetrated the rooms and hay fever sufferers were in misery.
100 years ago (1901)
Manager Lagerquist is going to try and get up an excursion to St. Cloud Sunday if he can get a game there. He says it would only require 50 people in order to get the train and he will probably make the canvass tomorrow if he thought that a game can be gotten up.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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