JUNE 17 


  • 20 years ago (1999)

From a date with Elizabeth Taylor to playing golf with legendary pro Walter Hagen, Roscoe Fawcett, 86, has had quite a life. But he says his greatest achievements are with helping children at Confidence Learning Center. And, he plays in the CLC golf tournament every year.


  • 30 years ago (1989)

Residents along Birchdale Road have been watching their clocks and complaining about late races at neighboring BIR. Six neighbors said track officials years ago agreed not to run races later than 6 p.m. They said motorcycle races last Saturday didn't stop until 8:30 p.m.


  • 40 years ago (1979)

A last-ditch effort to keep fluoride out of Brainerd's city water supply has been taken under advisement by Judge Donald Alsop. The 20-year battle against fluoride by a Brainerd group has been to the Minn. Supreme Court twice and the U.S. Supreme Court once.


  • 60 years ago (1959)

(Photo) Downtown railroad crossings were blocked for about 20 minutes this morning after two railcars derailed on the NP Railway tracks. This boxcar and a coal car left the rails but further problems were avoided through quick action by the train's engineer.


  • 80 years ago (1939)

Miss Lucille Bryan, 616 S. 10th Street, has received word that several of her poems, including "Lights in the Snow," have been accepted for publication in leading magazines and books. They include: N. American Book of Verse, Crown Publications and Watchtower Books.


  • 100 years ago (1919)

Following recommendations by the Water & Light Board, the city council awarded bids on the new waterworks system to be built for the city. Among them was the bid for a concrete reservoir (water tower) of 800,000 gallons to be built by Circular Concrete of Minneapolis for $15,940.