20 years ago (1989)
Intoxicated drivers caught after midnight on New Year's Eve could find themselves sitting in jail until Tuesday, while those arrested in the last hours of 1989 may get to go home in a few hours. The new policy was made by the sheriff and county attorney.
30 years ago (1979)
(Adv.) Party New Year's Eve at: The Quarterdeck, music by Bill Beyer and the Uptown Boys; at the Swiss House, dance to Daybreak; at the Waterfall Inn, extra special entertainment from F Troupe; The Chapparal features Virg and the Vagabonds.
40 years ago (1969)
(Photo) Darrell Jensen, Brainerd, shows off a stringer of walleyes scaling over 31 pounds that he caught at Pelican Lake on sucker minnows. They weighed 11-3, 8-2, 5-0, 3-6 and 3-0 at Nisswa Bait Shop, which took this photo.
60 years ago (1949)
Two Brainerd men, who climbed to safety when ice on Pelican Lake settled beneath their car, termed themselves plain lucky. Arvid Greenwalt and Elmer Holmes were crossing the lake at 8 p.m. They secured a truck and towed their car out of four feet of water.
80 years ago (1929)
The closing of the year 1929 sees the fulfillment of the greatest year in the history of the city in building progress, particularly as it pertains to the downtown business section. No less than $1 million was spent, a record more than most towns beyond the Twin Cities.
100 years ago (1909)
A murder case has gone to the jury after the state made a strong case against Charles Peterson in the murder of Gallagher. Witnesses said the men quarreled at the Cuyuna hotel and Dr. Sewall testified to the fatal blow using the skull of Gallagher as an exhibit.
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