DECEMBER 2

20 years ago (2000)

Crosby police, following a routine traffic stop last week, discovered a mobile meth lab. An officer stopped an Ogilvie man, 21, for not having current registration tabs, then discovered a warrant for his arrest. When his car was impounded, it was discovered to have a large quantity of meth chemicals and paraphernalia.

30 years ago (1990)

A year ago, County Market in Brainerd was named one of the top independent grocery stores in the nation. This year, owner Steve Quisberg announced construction of a second County Market store in Baxter, and he was recently named chair of the 1,400 member Minnesota Grocers Assn.

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40 years ago (1980)

Thirty barrels of arsenic which were buried north of Wadena in the 1950s were discovered this summer by Pollution Control Agency officials. The barrels, which each contain 30 to 50 gallons of arsenic, were recovered with the help of the contractor who originally buried them.

60 years ago (1960)

Harry J. Larson, 35, a former Minnesotan now living in Chicago, told directors of Build Brainerd, Inc. that he wants to move his plastic molding company here if he can get a site on city land near the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home. His firm makes switch mats like those used to open doors in grocery stores.

80 years ago (1940)

A Brainerd women's bowling team won two of three games from a Crosby team to salvage some glory for the locals in a match at Crosby last week. The Brainerd men lost three straight games to the Rangers. DeRocher, of the Brainerd women rolled a 543 for the high series and 200 for the high game among all bowlers – men or women.

100 years ago (1920)

William Meyers and J.B. Clinton of Duluth have taken a 15-year lease with option to buy on the Best Theatre in Brainerd owned by J.M. Hayes. The theatre will be completely remodeled and redecorated in time for a Christmas opening. The two men own 11 other theatres in the Duluth and Superior, Wisc. Area.

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