20 years ago (2001)
You could call it the “Megan” doubles team. On an otherwise dismal day for the Warrior girls' tennis team, Megan Steiger and Megan Whalen lost just their first match on a tie-breaker to Bemidji, then went on to win their next four matches and second place at the Lake Hubert tourney. Bemidji won every match it played.
30 years ago (1991)
Brainerd has ended its volleyball victory drought at Rocori. The Warriors opened their season with a 15-5, 16-14, 15-9 conference triumph, the first since Rocori joined the CLC. Coach Carl Schirmer said, “it was nice to get the first-game jitters out of the way. It could have been tight if they had snuck out a win in that second game.”
40 years ago (1981)
Coach Willy Severson's Warrior girls' swim team won 10 of 11 events and easily cruised to a 106-66 triumph at Thief River Falls in its season opener. Anne Monda won the 200 free and 500 free, Michelle Pregler the 50 free and the 100 backstroke, and Edwina Allee the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly.
60 years ago (1961)
Brainerd's Chuck Chalberg and Georgia Benson took medalist honors in the annual Madden's Pine Beach tournament and went on to each take consolation honors in their championship flights. But it was Mary Jeanne Monasmith of Brainerd who took the women's title with a 2-and-1 victory over Jan Eklund of Minneapolis.
80 years ago (1941)
Myth or monster? A farmer in Daggett Brook Twp. said his daughter, 15, had seen a huge snake in a slough when she went to bring the cows in. The farmer grabbed a rifle and investigated on horseback. He, too, saw the huge snake, but the horse panicked and ran. A carnival near St. Cloud is said to have lost a 22-foot python.
100 years ago (1921)
The paper mill of the Northwest Paper Co. at Cloquet went back to work yesterday, the company calling back the number needed to resume operations. Questions asked of the Northwest mill at Brainerd got no response as to when our mill will reopen. Meanwhile, the Hennepin Paper Mill at Little Falls closed yesterday due to no orders, putting 98 men out of work.