20 years ago (2001)
Warrior girls' hockey goalie Sarah Johnson was magnificent against Moorhead, being bombed with 44 shots on goal and stopping 41 of them. Meanwhile, the Moorhead goalie had a quiet night, drawing only eight shots and stopping all of them as the Spuds defeated Brainerd 3-0.
30 years ago (1991)
Richard Cauble and Larry Frankhauser are the first Brainerd International Trade Centre defendants to plead guilty, said an Asst. U.S. Attorney in Tacoma, Wash. They pleaded guilty to fraudulently trying to obtain $1.75 million from the city of Brainerd. That is just one count of the 33 leveled against them, totaling $17 million.
40 years ago (1981)
Brainerd Community College unloaded on Hibbing, winning both the men's (86-73) and women's (72-53) basketball games. Dave Nord scored 25 points to help the Raider men snap a five-game losing streak. Colleen Kovall scored 17 points to lead the women to their third straight victory.
60 years ago (1961)
The Brainerd Women's Bowling Assn. has a new member of its “600 Club,” Nell Akre of Nisswa. Bowling in the Tri-Hi League at LaGuyal Lanes, she threw a 267 game enroute to a 619 series. Only six women have recorded a 600 series in Brainerd bowling history. It was the third highest series here since the late 1940s.
80 years ago (1941)
Would you like to live to be 100? Mrs. Anna G. Peterson of 1002 Short Street did so today, and she is Brainerd's oldest resident and one of only two centenarians in the county. She has a bad back from a fall but is otherwise in good health. Her two pleasures are listening to the radio and reading her Bible.
100 years ago (1921)
At the Cook's Bowling Alleys this week, Bill Benda again went wild and piled up the largest three-game score of the season. Bowling for Knights of Columbus against the Workmen, Benda scored 202-228-217 for a 647 total. This helped the Knights of Columbus win three straight games and hold first place.