MAY 20

20 years ago (2001)

(Photo) Baxter School fifth-grader Katie Olson tries on Maj. Bill VandenBergh's helmet at Baxter City Park during a demonstration and talk about Memorial Day. Jacqueline VandenBergh's class was treated with a ride in a humvee, meals-ready-to-eat (MREs) and camouflage paint thanks to her husband, a National Guard officer.

30 years ago (1991)

The Warrior baseball team lost its first two games in the round-robin Brainerd Invitational, but was up for its game against two-time defending Class AA champ, Cretin-Derham Hall. In an exciting game that wasn't pretty, Brainerd won it, 12-11. The game featured 20 walks, with Cretin leading 11-10 until Brainerd scored twice in the bottom of the 7th.

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40 years ago (1981)

In an era of belt-tightening, sometimes the budget ax cuts school programs that are wasteful. But no one seems happy that the elementary school swim program will be eliminated. For 17 years the program has annually bused 1,200 fourth, fifth and sixth graders to the YMCA for 12 weeks of swim lessons. About half those kids didn't know how to swim.

60 years ago (1961)

(Photo) Mrs. Norma Templeton of Brainerd, not to be outdone by her brother (Bob Schmidt) who caught an 8-8 walleye at Mille Lacs Lake on May 13, pulled one the exact same weight out of Pelican Lake just five days later. They are the two largest walleyes entered so far in the King's Sports Shop contest.

80 years ago (1941)

Brainerd's 1941 beauty queen will have a royal coronation and probably the largest audience in the state. Miss Brainerd 1941 will be chosen on the final day of the Minn. State Elks Convention here, and then will have a place of honor on a float in the big convention parade.

100 years ago (1921)

(Adv.) Saturday Specials – While They Last! Pork and Beans – 2 cans 15 cents; Red Raspberries – can 24 cents; Quaker Corn Flakes – 4 pkgs. 31 cents; Corn Starch – 3 lbs. 21 cents. One Hour Special – 10 to 11 a.m. only – Fresh Creamery Butter – lb. 28 cents. People's Supply Co.