20 years ago (2000)
(Photo) Here are some of the 1,100 people who lined up in light snow to get their flu shots at the Medicine Shoppe on S. 6th Street over a 3-day period. The pharmacy, which does the service on a non-profit basis, said the shots were delayed this year by a shortage of the vaccine.
30 years ago (1990)
For the first time in nine seasons, the Warriors reached the final day of a state girls' swim meet. Brainerd placed 15th in the preliminaries of the 200 medley relay in a school record 1:56.44 to make the consolation heat. Team members are Sallie Park, Jocelyn Manion, Crystal Ludwig and Shane Kieffer.
40 years ago (1980)
Wearing buttons marked “SOS” for “Save Our School,” residents of Pine Center packed the Brainerd school board hearing room to oppose a proposal to close the elementary school there. They called it a vital part of community life. The board proposes closing Pine Center and Edison schools to save about $187,000.
60 years ago (1960)
Termed “the best high school lineman in the state,” C-I guard Rollie Olson was one of 28 football players named to the WCCO-Radio All-State “Team of the Year.” A 200-pound senior, Olson also played middle linebacker on defense. His coach said he was the fastest man on the team, and C-I won 23 of 26 games with Olson playing.
80 years ago (1940)
As a “token squadron” of less than 500 men marched off to military camps today, county officials prepared to select six eligible men who will form the county's first group to report to Ft. Snelling on Nov. 25. The six will come from the more than 30 who have already volunteered for enlistment.
100 years ago (1920)
Two deer arrived at the Brainerd depot and, as they smelled rather strong, citizens notified Deputy Game Warden Cardle. The deer arrived 24 hours after the season opened and it was wondered if they were shot early. Two Brainerd butchers were summoned, gave the hunters the benefit of the doubt, and the deer were released.