This was Brainerd-March 1
20 years ago (1992)
As demonstrations go, Saturday’s protest at Grand Casino was both tiny and tame. It was organized by the Isle Sportsman’s Club to protest a TIP fundraiser on the Mille Lacs reservation. They said it was inappropriate because the band has sued for hunting and fishing rights.
30 years ago (1982)
(Adv.) Six Lunch Specials for Under $3! Sirloin Medallions - $2.99; Regular Cut Chopped Steak - $2.79; Country Fried Steak - $2.59; Fish Sandwich or Bonanza Burger - $2.49. All dinners include potato, soup, toast and salad. Bonanza Family Steakhouse.
40 years ago (1972)
With John Straka and Wayne Caughey continuing their heavy cannonading, Coach Corky Johnson’s Warriors pinned a second defeat on Grand Rapids, 78-67. The two combined for 55 points as Brainerd improved to 15-5 in completing the regular season.
60 years ago (1952)
Another 213 pints of blood here yesterday gave Brainerd a total contribution of 673 pints to the “Blood for Defense” program in the three days the Red Cross bloodmobile from St. Paul was here. Chairman George O’Brien said “the results are very gratifying.”
80 years ago (1932)
Boyhood playmates of Col. Charles Lindbergh, and friends of the family in Little Falls and throughout the area, were shocked at the kidnapping of the Lindbergh’s baby. County Attorney Austin Grimes, a close friend, said he hoped the kidnappers would be captured.
100 years ago (1912)
Patrolman J.P. Barney had his collar bone broken at 11 p.m. last night in an altercation near the Purdy Livery barn on Laurel Street. The named assailant has been arrested, but claims Barney shot at him first. He then knocked the officer down, causing the injury.