20 years ago (2001)
Members of the Brainerd Sports Boosters Club may start to need directions to the site of their weekly meetings. In the fourth move in a year, they will go to the Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen on Oak Street. Last year it met at CLC and the Moose Lodge. It started this year at the Elks Club, but logistics didn't work out.
30 years ago (1991)
Crow Wing Coop board member Sara Dunlap, who resigned from the coop board earlier, has withdrawn her resignation. Since the board had not yet met to take action, she was allowed to do so. She had criticized manager Don Snyder, saying he was a strong manager with a weak board. She said she got many calls to continue her term.
40 years ago (1981)
At age 82, Al Couillard will be flying in a jet for the first time – and it will be to visit the president of the U.S. The occasion is the 10th anniversary of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. His name was drawn to represent RSVP Minnesota. Wife Bessie will be going, too, thanks to American National Bank buying her a plane ticket to accompany Al.
60 years ago (1961)
A state car driven by Game Warden Walt Heineman of Crosby was completely demolished when he attempted to shoo a bee or hornet out of an open window and lost control of the car. The accident happened two miles east of Ironton on Hwy 210 this morning. Heineman is okay but all four wheels of the car are so badly damaged it cannot be towed.
80 years ago (1941)
With $1,300 in cash and pledges already reported, and with 45 percent of the cards not yet turned in, officials were hopeful that $2,500 would be raised in the Brainerd YMCA campaign. If $2,500 is reached it will be the largest total in five years, and far beyond the $1,800 raised last year.
100 years ago (1921)
The city council discussed the lack of certain traffic laws. It was brought out that parked cars were often blocking alleys so that the fire truck couldn't pass, and that some cars carried sirens that sounded like the fire truck. Additionally, cars were parked right up to the crosswalks, when they should be at least 30 feet back.