JUNE 20 


  • 20 years ago (1999)

If you collect it, they will come. What started as a dream is now a reality for Crosby antique business owners and dealers. With the death of mining, the search for a new identity for the town has made it the Antique Capital of the Lakes Area.


  • 30 years ago (1989)

Negotiators on the proposed MacMillian Bloedel wood products plant near Deerwood are hoping for positive news on July 10. Barb Grove of Cuyuna Range Development says that Gov. Perpich and Mac-Blo CEO Ray Smith will meet at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge on that date.


  • 40 years ago (1979)

A slight easing of the gas shortage was visible in Brainerd this morning as the State Patrol guarded refinery gates and the National Guard rode shotgun on trucks. One truck made it to West Side Standard this morning, but SuperAmerica ran out of regular gas at 8 a.m.


  • 60 years ago (1959)

(Photos) Two persons were killed and at least 22 were hurt in a fire which destroyed the main lodge at Breezy Point Resort on Pelican Lake, built in 1922 by Capt. Billy Fawcett. Guests who escaped the fire and left the property are asked to check with police to get an account of those missing.


  • 80 years ago (1939)

It was once a prized fire wagon that whisked down city streets behind the pounding hooves of a team of horses, but today it's just scrap that was sold by the city council for $5. Purchased in 1892, it was used as a fire wagon until 1915, then adapted for other city uses.


  • 100 years ago (1919)

Bemidji will be invaded by Brainerd employees of the NP Railroad for their annual picnic tomorrow. A full 2,000 people, to include employees, families and sweethearts, will board two special trains, one at 5:30 a.m. and the second an hour later.