20 years ago (2000)

The CLC Raiders volleyball team had time this season for more than just two-a-day practice sessions. For three hours this week the girls picked up shovels and buckets and spread sand for the base of a basement floor in a Habitat for Humanity home being built near Bar Harbor.

30 years ago (1990)

Brainerd racers Pat O'Brien and Tom Thompson won feature races August 25 at North Central Speedway in Barrows. O'Brien paced the Street Stock final while Thompson edged Tim O'Brien in the Super Stock feature. The Modified feature race had to be postponed because of rain.

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40 years ago (1980)

A young man walked into the Montgomery Ward store in the Brainerd Mall yesterday and walked out the south door about 3:15 pushing a $600 moped. Store officials said the thief was a white male, about 20, with short blonde hair and with a gold earring. Police have no leads thus far.

60 years ago (1960)

The Army Corps of Engineers announces that Clarence Erickson, dam tender at the Gull Lake Dam, will retire after 48 years with the Corps. He came to Gull Lake in 1946. The city announces that Eula Michael, city nurse and longest serving city employee, is retiring. She began as nurse in 1920.

80 years ago (1940)

Registration of aliens residing in the county began today at the post offices in Brainerd and Crosby. Registration will take about 30 minutes, including filling out a form and providing fingerprints, with offices open from 9 to 5 daily. Deadline is set for Dec. 26 so there is no need to rush.

100 years ago (1920)

Traffic on country roads is assuming immense proportions. A census taken by the highway commission two miles west of Brainerd, where the road continues to Staples and the Gull Lake Road turns north, showed 877 vehicles last Sunday, including 842 cars. Total passengers carried came to 3,389.