20 years ago (2001)

Following the terror attacks on Sept. 11, people entering Camp Ripley are finding the gates staffed, are asked where they are going and vehicles are spot checked. But Col. Terry Dorenbush, camp commander, says they want “as few inconveniences as possible. We're not going to close it down, but there may be some limits.”

30 years ago (1991)

Ron Storstad of Brainerd caught an event-record northern weighing 21-1, to finish first in the 17th Annual Northern Pike Tournament on Gull Lake. It beat the record of 19-8 set by Ron Kobes in 1981, and earned Storstad the $1,500 first-place check. There were 275 anglers who caught 96 northerns over the 30-inch qualifying size.

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40 years ago (1981)

Faced with a serious cash flow problem, the city council last night passed an 18 percent increase in the tax levy. This will bring in $972,000 compared to this year's $823,000. The most serious problem facing the city is the state cutting aid to local governments to cover their own shortfall. Brainerd will lose about $94,000.

60 years ago (1961)

(Adv.) Kiddies Show on Saturday . . . and on every Saturday all winter long! Box office opens at 1 p.m. and always four hours of show – Two big feature movies and five cartoons. Admission just 25 cents for everyone, that's right, just 25 cents. Brainerd Theatre.

80 years ago (1941)

(Photo) It didn't really take two husky St. Paul anglers to carry it, but Connie Murphy helped out after Perry James landed this 24-9 northern pike at Squaw Point on Gull Lake. The 46-inch fish is among the largest caught this year. They said they caught so many fish on their river runt lure they had to touch up its paint job with fingernail polish.

100 years ago (1921)

J.F. Cibuzar, owner of Brainerd Bottling Works, had a remarkable fishing exploit near the back yard of his North Brainerd home. After dinner last night he used an ordinary pole, line and bait to cast in the Mississippi. There was a tremendous tug, and after a half-hour battle he landed a beautiful 23-pound muskellunge, 44 inches long. It is the largest ever caught from shore in Brainerd.