MARCH 8

20 years ago (2001)

Four people, including three students from Franklin Junior High, were injured when a mini-van rear-ended a school bus at 11:15 a.m. The bus had stopped on Washington at the railroad tracks that run down 1st Avenue when the van struck it. The three students and the van driver were transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center.

30 years ago (1991)

(Photo) Former Gov. C. Elmer Anderson is the only governor to have two portraits in the state capitol. It seems the portrait artist worked from a photograph, and it was printed backwards. Thus Anderson's hair was parted on the wrong side – the right instead of the left. So he has two portraits at the capitol, one painted on top of the other.

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40 years ago (1981)

Pat Whelan became Brainerd's second state wrestling champ in school history, edging two-time state champ Todd Guse of Austin 3-2 at 112 pounds. Guse was 27-0 entering the finals and had 84 straight wins. Whelan finishes the season at 30-1. The Warriors' only other champ was Dennis Stamp taking the 175-pound title in 1965.

60 years ago (1961)

Ferrante and Teicher, who have performed as a duo-piano team since they were six-year-old prodigies at the Juilliard School of Music, wowed a capacity crowd at Tornstrom Auditorium. The first half of the program was classical, the second half popular, culminating in Gershwin's “Rhapsody in Blue.”

80 years ago (1941)

The 40 & 8 cagers of the A League basketball tournament came through when it counted, defeating the Railroad Clerks 36-34. What made it remarkable was their center, Bukovich, fouled out at the end of the third quarter. With no reserves, they played the fourth quarter with just four men, and won anyway.

100 years ago (1921)

Two ladies appeared before the city council and again asked for the removal of the warming house at 13th and Ash Avenues in Northeast. The request was on the grounds that it assembled young people who were very noisy, creating disturbances, and that its location is conducive to immorality.

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