20 years ago (1999

After giving up an average 30 points and 362 yards in its first four games, the Warrior defense has smothered the opposition the last four games. Yesterday Brainerd overpowered Willmar in a 37-7 conference win, while giving up just 176 yards. Brainerd is 6-1 in the conference.

30 years ago (1989)

Writing bad checks hoping to win big at pull tabs is a temptation too strong for some to resist, but it's happening and resulting in felony convictions for some offenders and major losses for some bars and charities. In one case a man wrote seven bad checks totaling $1,300 in one day.

40 years ago (1979)

A weekend trip to the Trout Lake Bible Camp ended abruptly in Brainerd when a converted school bus skidded, tipped over and rolled two times. It happened near the Pamida store in east Brainerd. The bus, with 40 Twin Cities youth on board, had 27 injured, none seriously.

60 years ago (1959)

“Enough dynamite blasting caps to last a lifetime” were reported stolen in a break-in north of Crosby. There were 500 common caps, 50 delay caps and four 24-foot electric caps in a red box marked “explosive.” The sheriff asked parents to warn children of the immense danger.

80 years ago (1939)

(Adv.) Now showing at the Paramount Theatre, see “Wuthering Heights,” the classic Bronte novel now on screen. “I am Heathcliff. I married a woman I loathe . . . to spite the woman I love.” Starring Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier and David Niven.

100 years ago (1919)

Attorney M.E. Ryan appeared before the city council for the M&I Railroad, along with general manager W.H. Gemmell. They said the railway would terminate its lease of quarters in the city hall as of Dec. 31. If the new depot is not completed by then, the city will continue the lease month-to-month.