20 years ago (2000)
It's not how many goals you score, it's when you score them. Ben House had just three goals and three assists this season, but in OT against 7th-ranked St. Cloud Apollo he raced down the left side, took a pass and put it home for a 4-3 Warrior victory. That brings Brainerd's season mark to 14-3-1. Goalie Grant VanWyngeeren had 30 saves.
30 years ago (1990)
Police Chief Ralph Hitchens said his department recently discovered money was missing from parking ticket revenues and requested an investigation. Following the discovery, the employee in charge of parking tickets resigned, but no wrongdoing has yet been discovered. It could be human error or computer malfunction.
40 years ago (1980)
(Photo) The long fluoride battle is over. Faced with sanctions to the city council members in court, Water and Light Supt. Elmer Lalli flipped the switch at 11 a.m. this morning, injecting fluoride into the city's water supply for the first time in history. The city tried for a last-ditch one-week delay but was denied, and the 30-year fight was over.
60 years ago (1960)
Brainerd's high school debate team, coached by Norm Arveson, has won first place in the Region 6 debate tournament and moves to the state tournament set for Feb. 20. The four-member team features Pat Paul and Judy Sater arguing the affirmative, and Linda Longfellow and Pat Wolleat for the negative.
80 years ago (1940)
Capt. Wilfred H. (Captain Billy) Fawcett, 55, developer of Breezy Point Lodge on Pelican Lake, died suddenly of a heart attack in a Hollywood hospital. He had been there for a check-up. Prominent publisher of movie magazines and “Capn' Billy's Whizz Bang,” Fawcett is credited with popularizing this area for tourism.
100 years ago (1920)
Dr. H.A. Burns, state board of health, met with local officials. His investigation showed 11 deaths from pneumonia since Jan. 20, and there are 35 cases currently in the city. Cases of flu or severe colds must now be quarantined until five days after fever breaks. Dances are closed, but movies and pool halls can open.