20 years ago (2000)
The Legacy at Cragun's passed its final hurdle yesterday as the East Gull Lake city council voted to allow expansion of the golf course. Construction may begin immediately and the new nine holes could be ready to play next fall. The rezoned land parcel will be holes 29, 33, 34, 35 and 36. That will bring The Legacy to two, 18-hole courses.
30 years ago (1990)
Three proposed snowmobile routes will be reviewed by the city council, and one may be the designated trail for the coming winter. All three start near the Holiday Inn in south Brainerd and proceed by different routes to the College Drive bridge. All three routes would impact at least a few homes.
40 years ago (1980)
Henry F. McCollough, 89, co-publisher of the Brainerd Dispatch, died yesterday at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was a member of the Elks, American Legion, a veteran of WWI and a past president of the Northwest Daily Press Assn. He moved to Brainerd in 1931 and took over publication of the newspaper with his father-in-law, W.D. Junkin.
60 years ago (1960)
A doe with horns, weighing 216 pounds, is the new leader in that category in the annual Lassig's Log Cabin Deer and Bear Contest. Owner Ev Lassig says the freak doe was shot by a Crosby hunter. Largest buck thus far is a 247-pounder, and largest bear is 412 pounds, biggest seen here in many years.
80 years ago (1940)
A 180-pound spike buck bagged by Dennis Gustafson, 21, of 123 Laurel Street, is believed the first shot in this area during the season which opened this morning. It was shot at about 8 a.m. near Pelican Lake. The northern part of the county is open for hunting for the first time in years, but better hunting is in northern Minnesota.
100 years ago (1920)
Martin Halverson, a prominent farmer of the Pelican Lake country, has died of pneumonia at his home. He was 48 years of age and a man of great strength, standing 6 feet 5 inches in his stocking feet. He leaves a wife and two children. His remains will be shipped to Iowa for burial.