DECEMBER 4

20 years ago (2000)

Ground beef is back on the shelves at Cub Foods in Baxter and County Market in Brainerd. Bryan Jelinski, manager, said that ground beef was pulled from all stores in the state as a precaution after reports of an E. coli outbreak in the state. “No tainted beef was on the shelves here and we are back in business,” said Jelinski.

30 years ago (1990)

Ray Charpentier was picked by the city council to complete the term of 1st Ward Alderman Todd Thompson, who resigned. Tom Louden, another candidate for the seat, asked the council to wait until two newly elected council members took office in January. The council asked the two members-elect and both said Charpentier was fine.

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40 years ago (1980)

Judge Robert Graff, the loser to William Hudson in the Nov. 3 election, now leads a recount of the contest by 26 votes, according to the report of a three-member panel. Originally, Hudson led by 129 votes, but a 100-vote tabulation error was discovered, putting Hudson's margin at 29 votes prior to the recount.

60 years ago (1960)

A wide-open layup by Darrell Horn with a minute to play rallied Brainerd to a three-point lead as they beat conference foe St. Cloud Tech 53-48 at Tech. Horn led the Warriors with 18 points. Brainerd went into a semi-stall when they led 47-42 late in the game, but it nearly backfired.

80 years ago (1940)

Rural kids from the Brainerd trade area should have a great time Saturday. Tickets were mailed out to 1,500 of them for a free show at the Brainerd Theatre. There will be a visit by Santa, who will parade through the city, and there will be 800 pounds of candy, 200 pounds of peanuts, and 2,000 each of oranges and apples.

100 years ago (1920)

William E. Rice, who has eight years Army service, has re-enlisted for another three years from Brainerd and will serve with the Signal Corps in Panama. He fought with the 1st Canadian Division in France and was awarded the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Service Order, the Crois de Guerre and numerous other medals.

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