20 years ago (2001)
The body of an unidentified woman was found April 13 in a roadside ditch near Breezy Point. Law enforcement was working on the possibility that it might be Rachel Anthony, 50, who disappeared on an evening in late February from the liquor store where she worked in Pine River. The body was discovered by four teens riding horseback.
30 years ago (1991)
Several startling facts are contained in the pages of a juvenile maltreatment report released by county social services. The agency received 320 reports of alleged maltreatment, with 135 deemed valid. Law officers removed children from 43 homes without warrants. Brainerd, with 27 percent of the population, had 60 percent of the cases.
40 years ago (1981)
Brainerd International Raceway's request for an exemption from state noise standards drew an overflow crowd to yesterday's county commissioner meeting. BIR seeks county support for the exemption which would put race tracks into a statute that already includes skeet, trap or shooting sports clubs.
60 years ago (1961)
Bill Svendsen, the young Brainerd bowler who electrified the sports oldtimers on March 27 by rolling a 733 series, has done it again. In the Mixed Doubles League last night he hit a 288, followed by 204 and 247 games for a 719 series. They are the only 700-plus series rolled in Brainerd this season.
80 years ago (1941)
Martha Ostenso, Brainerd resident, is the author of a short story appearing in the current issue of Liberty Magazine. The story concerns a young girl's love for the son of a man her father hates, and how the sound of an old bell unites the lovers. Ostenso, born in Norway, is a published author.
100 years ago (1921)
(Adv.) Special Introductory Sale – Two Big Days! Campbell Soup – can 12 cents; Crosby Corn – can 10 cents; Alaska Salmon – 1 lb. can 16 cents; Palmolive Soap – bar 9 cents; Fels Naptha Soap – bar 7 cents; Kellogg's Corn Flakes – large box 16 cents; Graham Crackers – lb. 20 cents. People's Supply Co. - 307 S. 6th Street.