20 years ago (1999)

From a crumpled car with a school bus bumper pushed right over the dash, two very lucky teenage girls were able to walk away without serious injury. The bus had been stopped with red lights flashing when the car struck it in the rear. No children on the bus were injured.

30 years ago (1989)

Colin Hall’s dream of a bus factory have gone full circle. The Winnipeg promoter, whose BITC project collapsed here last year, is trying to interest the city of Morris, Manitoba, in reopening a former bus factory there, and wants them to co-sign an $850,000 note to do so.

40 years ago (1979)

(Photo) Dave Bloan brings in his catch for weighing at the 5th Annual Northerns, Inc. tournament at Ron’s Squaw Point. Top five thus far are: Bob Elling, 16-5; Ron Kobes, 15-8; Tom Hegstad, 14-5; Chuck Steinbauer, 12-6; and Wayner Marquette, 12-1.

60 years ago (1959)

The fund to establish a state park at Old Crow Wing has passed the $2,500 mark, according to park association members. This includes $1,100 raised at Paul Bunyan Center last Sunday when employees donated their time to a benefit day for the proposed park.

80 years ago (1939)

A 46-year-old Brainerd man is in serious condition at Miners Hospital in Crosby after a 20-foot fall onto the concrete floor of the new C-I school gymnasium. He and a fellow worker were painting the ceiling when the scaffolding they were using broke.

100 years ago (1919)

During the baseball game at the county fair in Pequot, a foul tip struck the saxophone of Art Ohms of the Brainerd Municipal Band, denting the mouthpiece and splitting his lip. The ball had enough velocity to crash through the drum of George Putz. The band retreated behind the backstop.