20 years ago (2000)
Brainerd High School grad Chris Bjorklund scored a team-high 29 points, but the Cal Poly Mustangs fell 86-72 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in men's college basketball. Bjorklund was 12 of 23 from the field. The Mustang record is 1-1.
30 years ago (1990)
The search for an accommodation between the Brainerd airport and the county landfill is headed to Washington, DC for a decision. The airport was warned it could lose federal funding if a landfill is located within five miles. Seagulls at landfills are a hazard to aviation. Up to 1,000 seagulls frequent the existing landfill in summer.
40 years ago (1980)
Junior high students may be headed for a different kind of school experience next year if a school reorganization plan is accepted. The plan calls for 7th and 8th graders to attend Franklin Junior High while all 9th graders would attend Washington School. Currently both schools are 7 through 9. The move would save $150,000 to $160,00.
60 years ago (1960)
Winds up to 30 mph drifted last night's four-inch snowfall in this area, making highway travel dangerous until plows could get them open. Cars and even school buses went into the ditch. Residents aren't done with the storm yet, as sub-zero weather is following the snow.
80 years ago (1940)
Construction of a new sewage disposal plant in Brainerd, purifying sewage before it flows into Boom Lake and then the Mississippi, proved to be a farsighted move. The state is now pushing to require all sewage in state be treated. Before Brainerd's plant was built with WPA labor, it flowed untreated directly into the river.
100 years ago (1920)
Because of a shortage of teamsters, George Lydick will use tractors in getting out 1.25 million board feet of white and Norway pine near Schley. He has widened his sleds to nine feet and will take 12,000 board feet per load. Tractors haul two sleds at a time and do the work of 16 horses.