JUNE 3

20 years ago (2001)

The NET VI Drug Task Force will be disbanding at the end of the year. The governing board voted to dissolve and fight drugs on a more local level. Mike Pender, Little Falls police chief, said the decision was reached because the drug problem is too great, and the area covered too large, for the three officers of NET VI.

30 years ago (1991)

(Photo) The fog was just lifting for these riders Saturday as they left Manhattan Beach on the Tour of Lakes Bicycle Ride, hosted by the Paul Bunyan Cyclists. Participants had a choice of a 39-, 65- or 100-mile ride. Nearly 800 took part – double last year's inaugural ride.

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40 years ago (1981)

Warrior pitcher Greg Erickson won his sixth of the year as Brainerd beat Moorhead 6-4 for the Region 8AA baseball crown and heads to state for the first time since 1965. Brainerd gave up a three-run lead in the 6th before scoring twice for the win. Erickson was in relief of Gary Borg who lost his stuff in the sixth.

60 years ago (1961)

The Warriors won the District 24 baseball tournament in a big way over Pequot Lakes, sending 19 batters to the plate in the second inning to score 15 runs. With the score at 20-0, the two coaches decided to end the game after 4-1/2 innings. Brainerd, which has yet to win a regional title, takes on favored Fergus Falls on June 5.

80 years ago (1941)

Brainerd's police department will soon be in possession of a second police car, following council action last night. Chosen from three bids, they will spend $735 on a four-door Ford with Mercury motor. It will include a long list of equipment used in police work, and will have a two-way radio installed which the department already owns.

100 years ago (1921)

The Parks and Playground committee of the Brainerd Chamber has secured a site for a ball grounds on S. 6th Street on land owned by the Brainerd Mining company. The site is some distance south of the old mine and is considered ideal. Volunteers are urged to help get a field in shape for June 26.

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