20 years ago (2000)
Two 19-year-old men were arrested at their northeast Brainerd home in a marijuana bust. A search warrant was obtained after neighbors reported suspicious activity. Officers discovered drug paraphernalia, cash and two bags of marijuana. The latter had been flushed down the toilet, but plugged it, allowing police to grab the evidence.
30 years ago (1990)
Shelly Breen smashed the Brainerd girls' basketball scoring record and the Warriors ended a 10-game losing streak with a 76-71 double-OT win over St. Cloud Tech. Breen, who had twice tied the old record of 31 points by Lisa Zinda, scored 40 points against Tech.
40 years ago (1980)
(Adv.) Old Fashioned Values! From 11-to-4 on Weekdays and All-Day-Tuesday. 6 oz. Ribeye Steak - $2.99; 5 oz. Top Sirloin Steak - $2.59; 6 0z. Chopped Steak - $2.39. All meals include: Potato, Texas toast, salad bar and soft drink/coffee. Bonanza Family Steak House – Hwy 371 North.
60 years ago (1960)
A 13-year-old Brainerd boy has admitted to police that he stole two federal pension checks from a mailbox at the Anna Block building at 5th and Front Streets. He cashed one at a local merchant, endorsing the check as “Anna Block.” Police didn't name the store owner to avoid his embarrassment.
80 years ago (1940)
The best part of the wild melee that passed for a basketball game between the Warriors and C-I was the crowd. Well over 2,000 fans jammed the gym despite the woeful showing by Brainerd this season. Following Wadena's 32-12 drubbing of the Warriors last week, C-I stopped Brainerd 35-18 as the Warriors missed plenty of shots.
100 years ago (1920)
R. C. Tedford of Little Falls was fined $10 and court costs of $3.50 before Justice Geritz for shipping fish that were not properly tagged. The case was brought by Warden Cardle and was hotly contested. The 540 pounds of northerns were legal, and the freight bill listed fish, but the case was not properly tagged. The fish were returned to Tedford.