20 years ago (2000)
The CLC Raider baseball team is in familiar position. In the Region 13 tournament they lost their first game, then won three straight for the title. Now at nationals, they lost their first 10-2 to Gloucester, New Jersey, before winning their second 7-1 over Joliet, Ill. They play next against Erie, New York.
30 years ago (1990)
A new “Ice Age” is slowly sweeping the U.S., a Hawaiian drug expert told a crowd of law enforcement officers in a conference at Grand View Lodge. A drug known as “ice,” or crystal methamphetamine, is becoming widespread. It is 100 times more addictive than crack cocaine.
40 years ago (1980)
(Photo) This 13-12 walleye, measuring 32 inches long and 20 inches in girth, is the largest reported caught in the Brainerd area on the opening weekend of the 1980 season. Ray Bahma, Brainerd caught it in six feet of water at Gull Lake on a Lindy Rig – minnow combo. (Photo by Nisswa Bait).
60 years ago (1960)
(Photo) Jim Wood and Jack Enfield, who is pictured with this lunker, really hit the crappie jackpot at Pelican Lake this week. They caught nine crappies over one pound in weight, with three of them over two pounds. This was the largest, weighing 2-5 and measuring 17 inches long.
80 years ago (1940)
Sale of 3.2 beer in the Brainerd city limits will be permitted until 1 a.m. on week days and 2 a.m. on Sundays under an amendment to city ordinances passed by the city council last night. That makes the city laws conform to county laws, and both now conform to state statutes.
100 years ago (1920)
A railroad shop committee has conferred with railroad authorities as to acquiring a motor ambulance to run from the shops to the NP Hospital in West Brainerd. For years, injured men have been transported to the hospital on a “dinky” engine, which sometimes meets many delays.