JANUARY 7

20 years ago (2001)

It was a game of firsts. It was the first victory for Hibbing coach Mike Turnbull – former Raider coach – over his old CLC team. The 84-79 win was also the first conference game of the season for both teams. And it was the first game CLC coach Jim Russell had to deal with the loss of three players ruled ineligible and two who quit the team.

30 years ago (1991)

About 30 citizens protested the closing of the city council meeting where attorneys from the Hoff and Allen firm revealed the results of their investigation into alleged corruption in Brainerd's police department. They said the closure was optional, not mandatory, but Mayor James Wallin cited statutes that allowed the closure.

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40 years ago (1981)

Pine Center and Edison elementary school parents won a round last night in their battle to keep their schools open, as a school board committee tabled proposals to close them. The finance committee recommended that the board wait until the Legislature adjourns, to see if they restore $800,000 in aid cuts here.

60 years ago (1961)

Gary Padgette and Dorothy Schiel, rolling handicap scores of 586 and 571 respectively, took championships in the American Junior Bowling Congress tournament at Lake Region Lanes. The tourney was sponsored by Coca Cola of Brainerd. Their scores will be sent to the AJBC mail-in tournament in Chicago.

80 years ago (1941)

A mattress! Does anyone have a mattress that can be spared? The appeal was issued today by Caroline Walz, county nurse. The mattress is desperately needed for two children from a poor family who are currently sleeping on a bed with no mattress. Contact the nurse at the court house.

100 years ago (1921)

A layoff of approximately 200 men has taken place in the mechanical departments of the NP Railroad shops, out of a total workforce of 1,315. The layoff appears not to have affected the store department. It is not believed the layoff will be for an extended period.

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