20 years ago (2000)
The English Tudor house owned by John and Carol Kurtzman on S. 7th Street will be featured in the Grand Old Home Tour set for Dec. 2 in Brainerd. The home, featuring pre-Civil War furniture, was built by Joe Cibuzar, who owned the bottling plant once located just across the small creek behind the house.
30 years ago (1990)
The Warriors are going “downtown.” That's as in Minneapolis, where Brainerd will make its first appearance in the state football semifinals at the Metrodome. They earned it with a 12-10 comeback victory over 3rd-ranked Cretin-Derham Hall for their 10th straight win. It was Brainerd's second upset win in a row.
40 years ago (1980)
A Minnetonka hunter was shot four times in his neck and back as he first stood in a tree stand and then ran for his life on Nov. 8. The deer hunter was knocked off his stand by a shot to his neck, then ran when bullets hit around him. He had talked earlier to the two men who shot him, and they are charged with attempted murder.
60 years ago (1960)
The city council let bids for $36,000 in fire equipment last night. There was $14,000 to remodel the fire station, $6,700 for the chassis for a new 1,000 gallon-per-minute pump truck and $12,500 to outfit it with tanks, cab, hose racks and other features. Fees to architects Stegner-Hendrickson came to $600.
80 years ago (1940)
(Adv.) At the Paramount Theatre see two major features on every program. Tonight see Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas in “Third Finger, Left Hand.” Plus, Hugh Herbert in “Slightly Tempted.” Admission: Adults 15 cents, Children 10 cents. Kiddies' Saturday Matinee: Admission 5 cents.
100 years ago (1920)
(Adv.) Notice: The party or parties who have been carrying away material from my house on Kingwood Street would do well to come and see me before I take any further action, especially the party I caught in the act last night. Signed: P.M. Zakariasen – Lagerquist Block – Brainerd.