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This Was Brainerd- Mar. 24

20 years ago (1991)

The day after pounding Cambridge 74-41 in the consolation semi-finals of the state Class AA tournament, the Warriors went into double-overtime before dropping the consolation final to the 2nd-ranked Edina Hornets 91-89. Edina finishes 26-2; Brainerd at 16-12.

30 years ago (1981)

Two men will face charges here after a high-speed motorcycle chase through the streets of Brainerd early today that reached 100 miles per hour. Police lost the cyclists, but one later turned himself in and the other later crashed his cycle and was found in hospital.

40 years ago (1971)

The Lions and Kiwanis Clubs have taken on the Vocational School as a partner in their Boom Lake park and wildlife refuge project. Currently, ducks gathering around aerated water are having nets shot over them by cannons. The ducks are then banded.

60 years ago (1951)

(Adv.) Playing tonight at the Brainerd Theatre see “Destination Moon.” Tonight at the Paramount it's Roy Rogers starring in “Spoilers of the Plains.” Starting tomorrow it's Betty Hutton and Fred Astaire starring in “Let's Dance.”

80 years ago (1931)

Six inches of mushy snow, saturated with water, fell over the Brainerd area doing thousands of dollars in damage and disrupting telephone and electric service on a large scale. 

100 years ago (1911)

Deputy Game Warden J. P. Saunders has returned from an extensive trip through Cass County and was surprised to see the number of deer wandering about the country.