20 years ago (2000)

Jocelyn O'Dash remembers as a girl waving as her mother, a nurse, rode by in an ambulance with lights flashing. Today, O'Dash is one of eight nurses at St. Joseph's Medical Center whose mothers work there, too. Mother Sharon Manion is a surgical nurse, while O'Dash is an ICU nurse. Hospital policy says the mothers and daughters can't work in the same unit.

30 years ago (1990)

It was like a steam bath at Don Adamson Field as the Warriors opened their football season against St. Paul Como Park. And Brainerd's offense was as hot as the weather, rolling up 444 yards behind the 220 yards rushing by Joe Diemer, 80 yards by Doug Wheeler and 61 by Chris French.

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40 years ago (1980)

Saying that the months-long strike at Larco Manufacturing was “not relevant” to the issue, the city council voted 6-1 last night to approve a $1.1 million IDR bond for the firm. Last night's vote ended a controversy that pitted striking workers against Larco management – with the city council, as one member put it, squarely in the middle.

60 years ago (1960)

(Adv.) It's our Labor Day weekend all-night show at the Garrison Drive-In. Five big features: “The Broken Star”; “Gun the Man Down,” with James Arness; “Revolt at Fort Laramie,” with John Dehner; “The Buckskin Lady,” with Patricia Medina; and “Jesse James' Women,” with Peggie Castle.

80 years ago (1940)

An estimated 5,000 people watched the fireworks display at Roosevelt Field last night to climax the largest Labor Day celebration ever held here. It began with a two-mile long parade starting at 10 a.m., featured sports and speakers in the afternoon, and ended with the fireworks.

100 years ago (1920)

Tomorrow evening will be the farewell dance of the season at the Lum Park Pavilion. The dance will be for the benefit of the Brainerd Baseball Club and a record attendance is expected. If the temperature is chilly, there is a system of shutters that snap in place to enclose two sides of the building.