20 years ago (2000)

“We presented an offer and it was voted down,” said Mike Birkeland of Potlatch. He referred to a package that was presented to two union locals to try to get workers to agree to early retirement. The vote was not on the number of hourly jobs to be eliminated as the paper maker tries to cut its work force.

30 years ago (1990)

The Warrior football team is just one game away from the Dome. Unranked Brainerd bolted away from a 7-7 halftime tie to stun previously unbeaten and top-seeded Cambridge 20-7 for the Section 7AA title. Running back Joe Diemer passed the 200-yard mark for the second consecutive game, gaining 219 yards and a TD.

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40 years ago (1980)

The Halloween trick-or-treat tradition was marred this year when Deerwood youngsters found a razor blade in a candy bar. The double-edged blade was inserted into a Snickers bar. Sheriff's deputies are investigating, but thus far have been unable to pin-point the home where the candy bar was given out.

60 years ago (1960)

Beryl Terry, 38, resident of Hopkins, pleaded guilty to obstructing a police officer and impersonating a federal health officer. Ms. Terry, widely known in social and musical circles here, claimed cameras and sporting goods were stolen from her car, but police found she still had most of the items. She had hosted a party here for the Minneapolis Symphony.

80 years ago (1940)

(Adv.) Get your car ready for winter! We will: change your oil, change transmission fluid, clean battery, complete lubrication, flush and clean radiator, clean spark plugs and air filter, vacuum the interior and wash the car. All, for just $4.95. Madison's Standard Service Stations.

100 years ago (1920)

Thieves who have been stealing coal from the Turcotte Bros. fuel yard were caught by William Turcotte and several of his associates. One of the men was making his getaway with a sack of coal and was taken after a rapid sprint to the west.