20 years ago (1999)

It helps to have a state senator on your side. Jason Loveless, suffering from cancer, was denied a stem cell transplant by the state human services department. Sen. Don Samuelson convinced the state to reconsider the procedure as standard treatment rather than experimental.

30 years ago (1989)

The 4th of July was revisited again on Friday night. Traditionally, fireworks erupt after every Warrior football TD, but the scoreboard sparkled, too, as Brainerd defeated St. Paul Como Park 56-0. After a scoreless first quarter, Brainerd exploded for 8 TDs to exceed 50 points for the first time since 1982.

40 years ago (1979)

After two judges were challenged and stepped down when assigned to take on Brainerd’s fluoride case, it hasn’t proven easy to find another. Judge Charles Barnes of Duluth was then appointed to hear the case, but he, too, had to step down for previous contact with anti-fluoride forces.

60 years ago (1959)

(Photo) Doll fly jigs, popular for walleyes here all summer long, produced this 4-7 smallmouth bass for Capt. Robert Berglund, St. Cloud, on a trip to Mille Lacs Lake. It took top honors for the week in the King’s Sports Shop contest.

80 years ago (1939)

(Photo) When war broke out Sept. 1 with Germany bombing Poland, Ruth Martin, principal at Lowell School knew what Europe was feeling. She’s shown here in a gas mask standing near a bomb shelter as she experienced air raid drills while studying in Scotland this summer.

100 years ago (1919)

A meeting of all ex-soldiers, sailor and marines from the Great War has been set for Sept. 9 at the Chamber of Commerce. Purpose is to organize a Brainerd Post of the American Legion, the organization originated by Teddy Roosevelt, Jr. in France. Pequot already has a post of 30 members.