20 years ago (2001)

Whether it’s soccer or football, a team likes to have the wind at its back. The Warrior girls’ soccer team elected to take the wind at its back in the first half against Little Falls, and it helped them score four goals enroute to a 5-0 win over the Flyers. Goalie Kate Bjornson stopped all six Flyer shots on goal for the shutout.

30 years ago (1991)

Fake punts have been one of coach Ron Stolski’s most dangerous weapons for the Warriors. And he has a knack for calling it at the right time. Clinging to an 8-7 lead against St. Cloud Apollo, on fourth-and-5, instead of giving the ball to punter Chris French, they snapped it to Chris Veith. He went 21 yards for a first down. Brainerd won 34-21.

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40 years ago (1981)

(Adv.) Is it time to take the penalty on your current CDs and switch to one of ours? We’re now paying the highest rates – 15.896% on Money Market Certificates and 16.25% on 30-month certificates of deposit. We have the answers. American National Bank – Brainerd.

60 years ago (1961)

(Photos) Members of the Gull Lake Chain Assn. yesterday stocked between 20,000 and 30,000 fingerling walleyes in Gull Lake. The fish – between five and seven inches – were bought by the group for five cents each. Gus Boberg shows the size of the walleyes and puts a bucket load into the lake. Three years ago the group stocked 30,000 northerns.

80 years ago (1941)

The George Dhont family of Crosby had an unwelcome visitor while they were at their Bay Lake summer home. They returned to find wallpaper littering the floor. Turns out a lightning bolt hit their roof, split a window, took the back off a piano, blew out fuses and electric clocks, and blew wallpaper off the wall.

100 years ago (1921)

Last night the air in Brainerd was thick with smoke from the forest and brush fires burning to the northeast in an area running from Mille Lacs Lake to Duluth. Smoke penetrated rooms in houses and hay fever sufferers were in misery.