20 years ago (1999)
Hunt Technologies of Pequot Lakes was named one of 13 Minnesota companies ranked on the annual National Technology Fast 500, and one of only two located outside the metro area. The national ranking is based on percentage revenue growth over the period 1994-1998.
30 years ago (1989)
Todd Vanek played four different positions, accounted for 920 yards total offense, scored nine touchdowns and led the Warrior football team with six interceptions. The multi-purpose captain was named the team's MVP, was named all-conference and also named scholar all-conference.
40 years ago (1979)
Gymnasts Tim Frazer and Jeff Millam won spots in the state tournament during the Section III tournament. Millam placed fourth in vault, while Frazer won the floor exercise with an 8.55, took the vault with an 8.65 and was sixth in all-around competition.
60 years ago (1959)
Two Central 6 conference seniors have been named to WCCO-Radio's All-State Football Team of the Year. They were speedy halfback Mike Doshan of C-I, who scored 18 touchdowns while rushing for 14 yards per carry, and Brainerd's rugged end Buzz Johnson, who is Doshan's good friend.
80 years ago (1939)
Whether Brainerd, as a third-class city, is entitled to grant 11 hard liquor licenses came before the city council. Though the state limit is 10, the council gave a license to John Papostolou, saying that two licenses are for clubs – the Moose and Elks – and they shouldn't count in the total.
100 years ago (1919)
The coal shortage in Brainerd, caused by the national coal miners strike, was relieved when Turcotte Bros. received 11 rail cars of hard and soft coal. They have five motor coal trucks and three teams of horses in service to deliver.