MAY 4

20 years ago (2001)

With two state championships in the past six years, the Warrior baseball team has proven its merits. It did so in a different way yesterday when it defeated St. Cloud Tech 12-4 to present Coach Lowell Scearcy with his 450th win. Scearcy's career includes three seasons at Verndale and 29 (so far) at Brainerd.

30 years ago (1991)

Brainerd's police situation continues to evolve. First, Chief Ralph Hitchens retired quickly in February amid allegations of mismanagement. Capt. Lyman Dahl took over as acting chief. Now, Dahl has been placed on administrative leave by the civil service commission and Sgt. Tom Mehr has been named acting chief.

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40 years ago (1981)

In the wake of an alarming increase in crime in the city, the Chamber of Commerce and police are proposing a Neighborhood Watch program. According to Sgt. Glen Knight, “this is not going to be a vigilante type of thing, with gun-toting citizens patrolling the streets.” It's neighbors helping neighbors, and in turn, helping the police.

60 years ago (1961)

(Photo) Larry Karnowski, a senior from Brainerd, is captain of the U. S. Air Force Academy golf team. The Washington High School grad is also the Cadet Wing Commander, with the rank of Cadet Colonel – the highest student officer at the Air Force Academy.

80 years ago (1941)

The commissioners of the Dept. of Conservation and the Game and Fish Division have closed South Long Lake to the taking minnows. Minnows in both Upper and Lower S. Long were in danger of undue depletion, thus the order for no taking of them at any time, by and means and for any purpose.

100 years ago (1921)

R.K. Doe, the naturalization examiner from Duluth, was in district court today. It was shown that a number of applicants for citizenship had received their first papers but had declined military service in the Great War. Their petitions for citizenship were not heard and they will have to start again.

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