20 years ago (2000)
A Staples man, 31, faces second degree attempted murder and assault charges in connection with a road rage incident. The shooter had run a stop sign and was followed by an elderly man in his vehicle. The young man stopped, got out and shot the following car with a .22 rifle, hitting the driver several times.
30 years ago (1990)
(Adv.) Weekend Specials at Super One Foods in Brainerd! Cinnamon Rolls from our Bakery – 6 for 99 cents: Blueberry Muffins – 6 for $1.49; Fresh Broccoli – lb. 59 cents; Buttery Avocados – 3 for $1.00; Hormel Sliced Bacon – lb. $1.69; Assorted Pork Chops – lb. $1.29.
40 years ago (1980)
(Photo) Striking employees of Larco Manufacturing manned a picket line this morning at the company's entrance. Julie LaDouceur, shop steward for the Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 2693, said they are seeking job security, better wages and working conditions.
60 years ago (1960)
Mayor C. Elmer Anderson of Nisswa will ask the village council to petition the DNR to rename Mud Lake as Chief Hole-in-the-Day Lake. Chief Hole-in-the-Day was the head chief of eight bands of Chippewa and lived nearby on the Gull River. The lake lies 11 miles north of Brainerd on Hwy 371 across from Gull Lake.
80 years ago (1940)
The dedication of Brainerd's four new grade schools will take place at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Washington High School auditorium. Speakers include Supt. G.B. Ferrell and school board president Mrs. John Thabes, Sr. Open houses and inspections at the schools will run from 3 to 6 p.m.
100 years ago (1920)
The seniors at Washington High School held a sleigh ride party last weekend, with two hayracks of happy boys and girls. Returning to school they put on impromptu plays and hypnotized two boys. One, Charles Van Alstine, was placed with his head on one chair and feet on another, yet could support the weight of another man.