20 years ago (2000)

Is that your final answer? Three sixth-grade boys from Washington Middle School – Corey Hermanson, Cameron Holmes and Logan Mohs – won the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl against 61 other Minnesota teams. It's the first time a Brainerd team has won the contest, based on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” in seven years.

30 years ago (1990)

Al and Ron Lindner prevailed in the first day of their court contest with Babe Winkelman, but the season is still open. A St. Paul judge ruled that Winkelman has trademark on the phrase “Teaching America to Fish,” but that the Lindners or anyone else can use similar phrases to tout their expertise.

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40 years ago (1980)

After waiting for a search warrant to be approved, sheriff's deputies Harold Holk and Greg Wilding opened the trunk of a car and found 130 pounds of stolen deer meat. The meat had been taken from a van parked at the Corner Pocket bar early this morning. Two men from Brainerd and one from Aitkin were arrested.

60 years ago (1960)

Between 30 and 40 of the estimated 300 guests who attended a wedding at St. Mathias were struck down with food poisoning soon after. Some of the afflicted sought medical care at St. Joseph's Hospital in Brainerd, others went to Little Falls. The State Dept. of Health is investigating.

80 years ago (1940)

Thanksgiving in 164 Brainerd homes took on real meaning when that number of families received baskets of food from the schools, city nurse and Elks Lodge. Students brought food to their classes, and brought pennies to be used to buy meat, with PTAs providing the balance. Baskets were delivered by volunteers.

100 years ago (1920)

Damages of $5,000 were awarded by a district court jury to plaintiff Catherine Undraitis, administrator of her husband's estate. The complaint charged the city with negligence in the husband's accidental death when he went into his backyard after a storm and was electrocuted by an electrically charged guy wire attached to a utility pole