FEBRUARY 5

20 years ago (2001)

Bob Skow, 53, was the unlikely winner of the male 16-kilometer classic race at the 25th Annual Lumberjack Classic cross country race at the Northland Arboretum. “I figured one of them would smoke by me,” Skow said of the younger racers, but many of them made a wrong turn and were disqualified. Skow skied the correct route.

30 years ago (1991)

The Brainerd police controversy continues to boil. The county attorney says he has enough information to call a grand jury, a council member wants the police chief and two officers suspended and the city council is seeking a court order to have KARE-11 TV turn over its documents and video of police interviews.

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40 years ago (1981)

Last second victories have become a habit for the Warrior boys' hockey team. Ten days ago, Brad Holland scored with 35 seconds to go for a 2-1 win over St. Cloud Tech. Last night, Scott Boelter put one home with 20 seconds left to beat Detroit Lakes, 4-3. That makes five straight wins and a record of 13-2-1 for Brainerd.

60 years ago (1961)

Brainerd JC's plummeting Raiders continued their slide toward the conference cellar with another cold shooting second half against Gogebic JC. Tied 35-all at the half, Gogebic powered to an 83-72 win. Jeff Smith led the Raiders with 16 and Jere Anderson followed with 15 points.

80 years ago (1941)

Serving time in the county jail on his 29th sentence for drunkenness in the past seven years is Claude (“Dempsey”) Sizeland of Brainerd. He was arraigned in court yesterday and sent to jail for 30 days on his customary charge. His record shows 30 arrests since 1933 – 29 for being drunk.

100 years ago (1921)

The case of John Thompson, driver for the Cuyuna Bus Co., who was charged with speeding, was heard this morning before Special Municipal Judge Kinder. Traffic officer Abrahamson brought the complaint and attorney Clem Ryan called the defense witnesses. Thompson was acquitted with a stern warning about future speeding.

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