20 years ago (2000)
On Labor Day, the Brainerd Braves wanted to win the Class C State Baseball Championship quickly. And they did so, beating Princeton 9-5, behind Tony Whitlock's steady work on the mound for a 39-5 season record. Catcher Chris Studer was tourney MVP. In six games he went 13-for-26, with 10 runs, 11 RBIs, two doubles and six home runs.
30 years ago (1990)
During a meeting in its 1,000-square-foot facility, the Baxter city council voted to put the question of a new city hall before the voters in November. Acting on a citizens' committee recommendation, voters will be asked to allow bonding of up to $400,000 for a new building at the current site or a site close to the Hwy 371 business corridor.
40 years ago (1980)
Craig Larson turned in a perfect 75-of-75 score in the 6th Annual Day Shoot at Lake Shore Rod & Gun Club's Ski Gull Range. Larson tied at 50 straight with Sam Retka, Bruce Yund and Bob Hill. He then shot 25 straight, while the others all missed at least one target.
60 years ago (1960)
An even 5,000 students were enrolled in Brainerd's public and parochial schools today, the first day of school. The public schools, including 214 at the Junior College, came to 4,786. Enrollment at St. Francis School was 415, a drop of 10 from last year.
80 years ago (1940)
Brainerd public schools expect to exceed last year's student count by more than 75 students when the first week of school is completed. Last year saw 2,643 enrolled in K-12. At St. Francis Parochial School, enrollment is 303 students in K-8, compared to a total of 290 last year.
100 years ago (1920)
A large stock of hunting licenses have been secured by county auditor C.W. Mahlum and clerks are busy selling them. Price is $1.00 for resident small game, providing the hunter filed a small game report last season. Limit on ducks is 15 daily, 45 in possession. Ruffed grouse is 5 daily, 20 in possession. Prairie chicken season is closed.