FEBRUARY 14

20 years ago (2001)

Nearly 30 people in Crow Wing County want to serve on the parks commission. The county board said yesterday that it planned to decide how many will be assigned to the new commission and what its precise role will be. The board would like it to fit in with other land management activities.

30 years ago (1991)

The county's budget problems got worse yesterday. County auditor Roy Luukkonen told the board it will be losing $335,000 in state aids due to state cuts to solve a $197 million budget shortfall there. This comes on the heels of board directives to pare $300,000 from the social services budget.

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40 years ago (1981)

Michael Petterson, the victim of a bizarre shooting while deer hunting here last November, is recovering from his wounds but facing “astronomical” medical bills. A benefit to defray expenses will be held at the Radisson South Hotel in Bloomington. Both his assailants have pled guilty to attempted first-degree murder.

60 years ago (1961)

Two boys and two girls, ages 7 through 12 and from the same family, will appear in juvenile court on charges of stealing mail. They would reach their hands through the mail slot at the post office, grabbing handsful of mail, then take it behind the courthouse and open it, looking for money.

80 years ago (1941)

Sheriff Roy Wickland and State Liquor Inspector John Hansen have been working for some time on finding moonshine outlets on the Cuyuna Range. Yesterday they discovered a basement still owned by John Krpan, Crosby. They destroyed the moonshine and the mash. Krpan will face federal charges in Duluth.

100 years ago (1921)

In the ladies bowling contest last Friday, Mrs. E. A. Hugdahl proved the champion, rolling a game of 109 to win the prize of a box of bon-bons. Eleven contestants entered the fray with others rooting them on. Emma Goldberg made a strike on her very first ball; Mrs. Warrenberg rolled six straight balls in the gutter, but then really got going.

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