20 years ago (2000)
After a year-long peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, two area sheriff's deputies have returned home with a new perspective on their work and lives. Tim Pickar, of the Crow Wing department, and Daniel Eastvold, of Morrison County, served as peace officers to help that region of Yugoslavia stabilize.
30 years ago (1990)
In the Baxter Bass Snatchers' fifth tournament of the year, Mick Ziebell pulled in six bass weighing 10 pounds, 13 ounces for the win out of 30 anglers. First-year tournament angler Dennis Lothspeich finished second and Bill Bailey was in third. Chuck Steinbauer continues to lead in the season point standings.
40 years ago (1980)
The city council last night approved a $1.5 million industrial revenue bond to finance a new building for the Brainerd Medical Center. Clinic administrator Curt Nielsen said it will mean 18 new jobs, including four new physicians. The building will be on S. 6th Street across from the Holiday Inn.
60 years ago (1960)
(Adv.) We Have Pick-Up Service! Chicken-in-a-Box: ¼ for 95 cents, ½ for $1.35. Or try Shrimp-in-a-Box: Small 95 cents, Large $1.35. Both include honey, fries, coleslaw and bread. Try our Hamburgers with all the trimmings – just 15 cents each. Q.P. Restaurant – Across from the Brainerd Theatre.
80 years ago (1940)
The Jaycees are sponsoring a “going away” dance in honor of Brainerd's National Guard company, which leaves soon for Camp Lewis, Wash. The Oct. 9th affair is priced at $1.00 per couple, with all proceeds above expenses going to an auxiliary fund for the Brainerd unit.
100 years ago (1920)
“Green Gables,” the luxurious lake home of George Moody, has been sold by him to Arnold Winnor of Minneapolis. The property, located on Gull Lake, comprises 15 acres of land, 975 feet of lake frontage, a six-room cottage, garage, ice house, boat dock, etc.