20 years ago (2001)
While Terry Moberg of Brainerd Ambulance spent a month in the hospital fighting spine and paralysis problems, his friends and family took over. They mowed his lawn, trimmed the shrubs, cleaned his house and cut, split and stacked several cords of wood. Now he's settling back in with his five Irish setters and appreciating what friends are for.
30 years ago (1991)
St. Mathias eliminated Fort Ripley 7-6 in the Victory League East amateur baseball playoffs. Chad Boone cracked a three-run homer and Jeff Heinlen added a solo shot for St. Mathias. Fort Ripley had threatened when Tony Veith belted a two-run homer in the ninth. Veith also homered in the seventh.
40 years ago (1981)
There are 25 more Burlington Northern workers being laid off this week, the second such move in a week at the Brainerd railroad shops. The 25 workers are carmen, which, added to the 62 clerical and shop workers already laid off, brings employment here down to about 175. Years ago, the railroad employed 1,600 workers here.
60 years ago (1961)
Georgia Benson, 16, caused excitement on the local golf scene when she qualified for the State Women's Amateur Tournament. She is believed to be the first local ever to qualify. Also in local golf, Beatsie Fieldman, Brainerd, fired an 88 to top a field of 64 golfers in the Brainerd Golf Course Women's Invitational.
80 years ago (1941)
What could have been a fatal accident turned out to be just a headache this morning at the Evergreen Mine near Crosby. An 80-ton locomotive, No. 104, lost its brakes and rolled down a grade, gathering speed. It knocked the tender of another locomotive off the track and then was flung into the ditch. The crew had stepped off it just minutes earlier.
100 years ago (1921)
One double and one single wedding were held in the office of the judge of probate in the newly opened court house on July 20. This again attests to the merits of the new building, which now may be considered to act in a way to promote matrimony.