MARCH 31

20 years ago (2001)

A student at Franklin Junior High was suspended for 10 days after carrying a knife on school grounds, and could face expulsion, Principal Willie Severson said the boy displayed it to other students. In a similar incident a year ago, a student was suspended for having a knife but had brought it to school inadvertently.

30 years ago (1991)

Kyle Smith, the Warrior basketball team's junior center, received a First Banks trophy for being named to the state all-tournament team March 23 at the St. Paul Civic Center. He is the grandson and son of former Brainerd basketball standouts who also appeared in the state tournament.

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40 years ago (1981)

(Adv.) No foolin', we're having a Polish Party! Wear your “orange” on April 1st from noon until closing. Serving Orange Drinks and Orange Beer! Stuffed cabbage rolls, Polish bean soup, Kielbasa and sauerkraut. Polish jokes WILL be allowed. Keith and Betty's Log Cabin Restaurant and Lounge.

60 years ago (1961)

Pranksters cluttered the NP Railroad tracks near Lake Hubert last night with a picnic table, road sign and garbage can. These were struck by a southbound passenger train at 11:22 last night. A special agent drove there and found the debris back on the tracks. Two hours earlier a freight train reported young men throwing beer cans at them in the same spot.

80 years ago (1941)

A new single game record for the Lake Region Alleys was bowled last night by Les Volkl, who blasted a 279 in his first game. He started with a spare, then threw nine straight strikes before finishing with a spare. Previous record was 278 in the winter of 1939. Highest game known here was 290 by C.C. Van Essen at the old Elks Alleys.

100 years ago (1921)

The city council will submit an unofficial ballot to the voters to gauge their sentiment on replacing the general sewer which was constructed of wood and is now giving way. The preliminary survey is expensive and will not be undertaken unless there is belief that the citizens will approve the necessary bonds.

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