MAY 25

20 years ago (2001)

A landslide has closed the east traffic lane on SW 4th Street about two blocks south of Laurel Street. The road remains open as there is still room for two travel lanes. City engineer Jeff Hulsether urges motorists to use caution as the area is still unpredictable. It appears to be a case of poor fill material used in 1964.

30 years ago (1991)

In a decision yesterday the Minn. Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit against county commissioner Mary Koep. This reversed an appeals court decision and sustained Judge Clint Wyant's original decision. Dave Britton, former probation officer, had sued Koep and the county for more than $50,000 for defamation.

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40 years ago (1981)

(Photo) Largest walleye caught over the weekend was this 12-5 specimen measuring 33 inches long and caught by Robert Pulsifer on a Lindy Rig and crawler in 28 feet of water. Second largest was this 11-11 walleye caught by Darrell Mortenson of Pequot Lakes on a Lindy Rig and leech.

60 years ago (1961)

With a 17-2 win over C-I – their third this year – to take the conference crown, the Warrior baseball team saw Bob Rofidal with four RBI and Jerry Lyscio with three. Brainerd followed with a 23-0 smashing of Staples for its biggest run production of the year. Their 20 hits included two home runs, two triples and six doubles.

80 years ago (1941)

The traditional June bride will not be hard to find in Crow Wing County if the recent traffic in the clerk of district court's office continues. Seven couples applied for marriage licenses between 9 a.m. and noon today. None of the couples came together, but rather at intervals during the morning.

100 years ago (1921)

A baby girl was born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Julius Deering, with mother and child doing nicely. It is the custom on the block where they live in north Brainerd to raise a flag every time a child is born. That pleasant duty devolves on W.A.M. Johnston, who hoisted the flag this morning.