20 years ago (2001)

Students, faculty members and employees crowded around TV sets at Central Lake College today, watching the terrorist attacks as planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC. “Oh, my gosh,” said one student, “it's unbelievable.” “I don't even know what to say,” said another.

30 years ago (1991)

(Photo) Workers from Northern Pipeline Co. prepare to stretch a gas pipeline underneath the College Drive Bridge. The new pipeline originates at Kiwanis Park and will span across to Evergreen Drive, providing gas for Baxter and the new Minn. Dept. of Transportation building.

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40 years ago (1981)

Coach Bruce Boland's girls' tennis team is getting closer to their first win, but not quite yet. Spanked 7-0 by St. Cloud Tech and 6-1 by Alexandria in conference meets, they fell just 3-2 to Moorhead. Winning for the Warriors were Ginny Alvarez and Renae Boileau in singles.

60 years ago (1961)

(Adv.) Ends tonight at the Brainerd Theatre, see “The Fabulous World of Jules Verne,” filmed in Mystimation, and “Bimbo the Great.” Starts tomorrow, another double feature. “Caltiki,” the immortal monster, followed by “Tormented,” the story of supernatural passion, starring Richard Carlson.

80 years ago (1941)

(Photo) The largemouth bass and northern shown here are the largest caught here this year, and among the largest in the state. The bass was caught by Jim Lacina, Nisswa guide, in Roy Lake two days ago. It is 21 inches long and weighs 7 pounds. The northern was caught in Upper Sylvan Lake yesterday by Ben Tischer, and weighs 22-8.

100 years ago (1921)

Deputy Game Wardens A.P. Cardle of Brainerd and Bert Goff of Aitkin were out to get “sooners” (those that hunt before the season opens). They lay in a swamp near Aitkin at 5 a.m. and soon heard so many shots they thought the World War had re-started. They arrested four Iowa men with three grouse. The men were fined $50 each and had their guns confiscated.