20 years ago (2000)
Imagine driving down Washington Street and seeing water slides and splash pools in the area by Franklin School known as “the hole.” That could happen if a presentation to the Parks and Rec Board becomes reality. Now comes the question of the $8 million in funding, either through a bond issue or a public / private partnership.
30 years ago (1990)
It was another successful swim season for the Warrior girls. They finished with an 8-3 record in dual meets, though that was the most losses since 1986. In the final meet they mashed the Moorhead Spuds, with senior Shane Kieffer and junior Sallie Park each winning two races.
40 years ago (1980)
A Northeast Brainerd woman, 51, has been arrested for allegedly pointing a loaded shotgun at four youngsters through her living room window. One of the youths called police. When they arrived, she was at the curb, then ran toward the house. Police cut her off and found a loaded 16-gauge shotgun leaning against the window.
60 years ago (1960)
Five juveniles and five minors were charged with disorderly conduct as a result of Halloween pranks. Only three fire hydrants were opened due to harsher penalties this year. The high price of eggs caused fewer to be thrown. One poor youth said he had no eggs, but the ones in his inside pocket somehow broke during a search. He went home to bathe.
80 years ago (1940)
Mrs. George Meligan, Deerwood, is asking for workmen's compensation for the death of her husband due to a tick bite. He was bitten by a tick on June 26 while working as a caretaker for A.J. Ruttger. Meligan was taken to Univ. Hospital in Minneapolis and died there July 14. The widow is asking for a total of $7,500 in weekly payments.
100 years ago (1920)
Motorists taking the Mille Lacs Lake route on the Minnesota Scenic Highway to Princeton report a mudhole of unfathomable depth near Princeton. Many cars were submerged there last week. They say one farmer in the neighborhood was kept busy hauling cars out of the hole.