20 years ago (2001)

A 17-year-old Brainerd teen was arrested yesterday after threatening to take a gun to Brainerd High School and kill students. The threats were not made on school grounds and he is not a student at the high school. He has been excluded from the school because of threats he made last fall.

30 years ago (1991)

Larry Frankhauser became the first of the California defendants in the BITC case to face a county court here. He was arraigned before Judge Bob Kautz on charges of theft and conspiracy to commit theft. The several BITC defendants are charged with trying to defraud the city out of $1.7 million in TIF bonds.

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40 years ago (1981)

(Photo) Bill Marchel, Brainerd, displays this 20-pound wild turkey gobbler he dropped while hunting with two friends near La Crescent. Both other hunters got turkeys, so the group did better than the normal 27 percent success rate. Marchel must now wait three years before he can apply for another permit.

60 years ago (1961)

Nisswa Mayor C. Elmer Anderson has been notified by Congressman Fred Marshall that the U.S. has approved changing the name of Mud Lake to Chief Hole-in-the-Day Lake after the famous Chippewa Indian who lived in the area. The lake, connected to Gull Lake by a culvert under Hwy 371, is used by the DNR for fish spawning.

80 years ago (1941)

Twenty-one students will form the second graduating class of the Brainerd Junior College, according to Dean Emil Heintz. Commencement exercises will be held at Washington High School in late May. Degrees awarded will be associate in arts, associate in science and associate in secretarial science.

100 years ago (1921)

Several game and fish regulations were changed by the 1921 Legislature. An open season on prairie chickens was set for the last two weeks in September. Bag limit is 9 per day and 18 per season. Season closed on alternate years thereafter. Deer season will be 11 days and open every year. May shoot buck or doe.