This was Brainerd-March 28
20 years ago (1992)
HealthRight, a plan to make health care more affordable and accessible, is not “AllRight,” area hospital administrators indicated. They said the bill, if passed, would tax the sick and strain rural hospitals, making a serious financial blow to them.
30 years ago (1982)
Sizeable deposits of manganese, possibly the largest in the nation, are buried in the Cuyuna Range, says the Minnesota Geological Survey. A geologist says the deposit in Crow Wing County has the potential to supply the United States for 14 years.
40 years ago (1972)
Major Glendon Perkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Perkins of Crosslake, still a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for the past six years, received an Air Force promotion. Since his capture his parents, wife and four children have received only occasional mail from him.
60 years ago (1952)
(Adv.) “The Merry Jacks” will be playing for your entertainment in the Blue Ox Room of the Lakeside Bar, Saturday, March 29. You’ll be glad to know that “Swede” Larson, accordionist, has returned to play with the Merry Jacks.
80 years ago (1932)
Remodeling his plane, and confident it will pass rigid air tests, Emil Kunde will move his Alco Sport Monoplane to Rosko Field. It failed to get airborne with a motorcycle engine last fall, so Kunde has replaced it with a 45 HP Model A Ford motor this year.
100 years ago (1912)
The pumping station boasts a new fire whistle which got its first tryout on the night of the Louis Sehrlund fire. It has a deep tone like a train whistle. The water and light board said the whistle will be keyed higher so people will not imagine it is a freight train coming.