• 20 years ago (1999)

Lizzie Rogaske, a 5-year-old from Baxter, continues to improve after a heart transplant April 12 at the Mayo Clinic. She had suffered from a rare, incurable heart muscle disease. Her mother says Lizzie is breathing on her own now and sitting up eating meals.


  • 30 years ago (1989)

Respondents to an informal poll by the county board are evenly split on the subject of speed limits for boats on Gull Lake. More than 1,000 postcards were mailed out, with 112 returned to date. Of those, 54 opposed limits and 53 supported speed limits. Five weren't sure.


  • 40 years ago (1979)

A Duluth jury deliberated just two hours before finding Brainerd police officer Randy Bush not guilty of assault. The verdict ended the first of what could be four trials on grand jury indictments of Bush. County attorney Steve Rathke isn't sure how many trials will be held.


  • 60 years ago (1959)

The school board entered into an agreement with the Staples School board, deciding that each school district will ask for a vocational school when the State Education Board meets in St. Paul. The agreement says that each school would select courses that proved no duplication.


  • 80 years ago (1939)

(Adv.) Saturday Only Special! One package of Avalon cigarettes FREE with every purchase of five gallons of Dictator Gasoline for 60 cents (plus tax). Farm Labor Oil Co. - East Laurel Street.


  • 100 years ago (1919)

Baseball this season got a big start when representatives from Brainerd, Little Falls, Crosby, Ironton, St. Cloud and Staples formed the Central Minnesota League. Rosters may include up to 20 resident players, and teams may engage up to three outsiders.