20 years ago (2001)
Inclement weather and other events may have cut into attendance, but the Brainerd area's first-ever arts crawl may be here to stay. Pres. Evelyn Matthies, of the sponsoring Crossing Arts Alliance, said that more than 50 venues – mostly retailers and arts related groups – participated in seven lakes area communities.
30 years ago (1991)
The St. Cloud State tennis doubles team of Judy Bialka and Susan Larson earned an invitation to the National Div. II tournament at Univ. of Calif.-Davis. Bialka, the 1986 Female Athlete of the Year at Brainerd, and Larson, formerly of Pequot Lakes, won the NCC title. They are the first national tennis entrants ever from SCSU.
40 years ago (1981)
Coach Lowell Scearcy's Warrior baseball team notched its seventh straight victory, this time over a well-regarded Grand Rapids team, 5-2. Brainerd got five strong innings from Bruce Bialka, but brought Greg Erickson off the bench to finish up. Brainerd out-hit Grand Rapids, 6 to 4.
60 years ago (1961)
Work has already begun on the new building to house the Larco Manufacturing Co., Brainerd's newest industry, which it is hoped will employ 30 persons. Build Brainerd, Inc., which will own the building and lease to Larco, is conducting a $50,000 stock fund drive to finance part of the project.
80 years ago (1941)
Ed Tom O'Brien, 5th Ward school board member, was re-elected board president at last night's meeting. He is also president of the Minn. School Board Assn. At the meeting, a fund to buy band uniforms was started with a $100 donation by businessman Joe Dunn. State law prohibits using tax funds to purchase uniforms.
100 years ago (1921)
The keen nose of deputy game warden A.P. Cardle proved the undoing of two fishermen. As he walked past their touring car he smelled game fish. They said it was just a few suckers. Investigating, he found two bass, four walleyes, four northerns and a crappie – and one legal sucker. They were fined $25 each.