20 years ago (2001)

It won't be the same at the Brainerd airport. The terrorist attacks in New York and at the Pentagon shut down all air travel in the U.S. When service returns, passengers can expect random searches, baggage inspection, pat-downs and wand screens, said Steve Sievek, airport manager.

30 years ago (1991)

Two people were arrested early on Sept. 13 in a raid of a marijuana growing operation near Garrison. Seized in the raid by 10 members of the sheriff's tactical team were more than 700 marijuana plants and four firearms, including a loaded pistol. Street value of the marijuana is said to be $50,000.

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40 years ago (1981)

Executing the big play, while taking full advantage of their breaks, The Warrior football team made it two straight wins this season with a 40-0 conquest of visiting C-I. It was the largest margin of victory in the long rivalry, which dates back to 1925. One big play was Jim Kramer intercepting a pass and returning it 60 yards for a TD.

60 years ago (1961)

(Photo) Competing against seven other teams, this Mills Motor combine won 44 of 48 games in the Brainerd Horseshoe League to take the championship for a third straight year. Shown left to right with their individual and team trophies are: Meth Porwoll, Woody Smith, Cliff Dybvik and Roy Albertson.

80 years ago (1941)

Many people are skeptical of reports of a huge python in the county, but farmer Carl Nelson of Daggett Brook is adamant. He saw the snake. He describes it as dark-gray in color, as big as a stovepipe with a head about eight inches wide. He was close to it on horseback when it raised its head, moving it back and forth with the tongue darting out.

100 years ago (1921)

A contract has been let by the building committee of St. Francis Catholic Parish for construction of a new sisters' home to house those who are teaching at the St. Francis Parochial School. The house will be 30 x 60 feet and two stories high with basement. The completed building is expected to cost $16,000.