20 years ago (2000)

You can call him Mr. President. Sen. Don Samuelson, DFL-Brainerd, was named as the choice of his caucus to be Senate president for the 2001 legislative session. “It's a tremendous honor,” Samuelson said. He was elected to his sixth Senate term after serving several years in the House.

30 years ago (1990)

Recycling will begin soon in Baxter under a pilot program developed by the city and funded by a state grant of $20,800. The six-month project will provide twice-monthly curbside pickup of materials including clear glass, newspapers, plastic and metal cans. The material will be taken to Kenwood recycling for processing.

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40 years ago (1980)

(Photos) The Warrior tomahawk was transferred last night from Warrior football captains Rick Sweet and Dave Main to incoming captains Mark Muesing and Rob Veith at the Brainerd football banquet. Sweet was named team MVP, and his father, Jim Sweet, was named Fan Cheerleader of the Year.

60 years ago (1960)

According to Brainerd game biologist Walt Petraborg, deer hunters admitted to Camp Ripley for the rifle season had good luck. The 350 hunters on Saturday claimed 162 deer, with the 400 hunters Sunday taking 151. There were more bucks than does, with the largest weighing in at 235 pounds.

80 years ago (1940)

Hailing a break in the vicious two-day blizzard that will rank as the worst ever in November, the county dug out from mountains of drifted snow. Authorities begged motorists to stay home until roads were cleared. The state death toll rose to 29, many of them hunters along the Mississippi who were caught when shirt-sleeve weather changed to a storm.

100 years ago (1920)

The Hewitt Exploration Co. has sold to Cuyler Adams, discoverer of the Cuyuna Iron Range, considerable mineral lands in what is known as the Clearwater district of the south range. At the Croft Mine, shipments are just being concluded. The greatest tonnage ever shipped went out from the Croft this year.