20 years ago (2000)

A trip to Barbados is on after all for a Baxter couple. Pam and Joe Clontz won the trip in May on the “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” TV show, but found the resort stay didn't include air fare. After pricing tickets at $800 each, they said it was too expensive to go. But the TV show decided to pop for airfare, and the happy couple is now booking their stay.

30 years ago (1990)

A small dictionary is helping unite the Eastern and Western worlds in Brainerd. Mike and Sara Wise, owners of Spectrum Sign Co., are introducing a couple from the Soviet Union to life in America during their two week visit as part of an exchange program. The Wises will visit the Soviet Union next fall.

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40 years ago (1980)

For the first time in four years the Warrior girls' swim team won its own invitational, scoring 274 points, with Bloomington second at 255. First place winners for Coach Willie Severson's tankers were Anne Monda, taking both the 50 and 100 free, and Ramona Rugloski winning the 200 individual medley.

60 years ago (1960)

Ron Speed, senior at Washington High School, won first place among 40 contestants in the editorial writing contest at the 4th annual journalism conference at Bemidji State College. Speed is co-editor of the Pow-Wow, the high school newspaper. Advisors Margaret Ruud and Kaye Torgerson attended with 12 Brainerd students.

80 years ago (1940)

After a poorly played first half, Brainerd spoiled C-I's Homecoming celebration with a 20-13 victory, all five scores coming in the second half. The Warriors scored first, running 9 plays on the opening drive, but C-I came right back to tie the game on a 60-yard pass and lateral play. Brainerd scored twice in the 4th quarter to ice the game.

100 years ago (1920)

Some streets in Brainerd, which are poor in the first place, are being made almost impassable by deep ruts gouged out by heavy trucks carrying paving material. Emil Hildebrand drove to town with a load of hay and upset in a rut at Pine and Quince Streets near the high school. His boy, age 7, slid onto a horse's back and held on.