20 years ago (2001)
Jennifer Siebert is lucky to be alive. An employee at Ruttger's on Bay Lake, she was alone in a lodge boat when her hand slipped on the tiller motor, throwing her out of the boat and hitting her head. She wasn't wearing a life jacket but one flipped into the water. She got it on in the frigid water. Another employee on shore saw her and she was rescued.
30 years ago (1991)
The Brainerd Warriors' Turena Johnson won her second individual title of the cross country season at the Fergus Falls Invitational. The junior covered the 3,000-meter course in 11 minutes, 40 seconds. Jaime Mueller of Brainerd was fifth in 12:09 and Jayna Mathieu finished tenth in 12:26.
40 years ago (1981)
Sheriff's deputies received reports of two horses stolen in separate incidents recently. Richard Henze of Ft. Ripley said his black quarter horse, a competition roping horse valued at $2,500, was taken from his pasture. Lavern Booth of Deerwood said his grey and white appaloosa was stolen from his field.
60 years ago (1961)
Four area high school students were named semi-finalists in the national Merit Scholarship program for scores earned in the qualifying test. John H. Erickson and Richard Wollt of Washington High School, Connie J. Hill of C-I High School and Susan Jo Stimac of Pequot Lakes now move to the next round.
80 years ago (1941)
Thrilled at the prospect of entertaining a world-renowned couple, Lt. Gov. and Mrs. C. Elmer Anderson left today for St. Paul where they will greet the Duke and Duchess of Windsor during their brief Minnesota stay. With the governor away, the Andersons are the official representatives of the state.
100 years ago (1921)
The Sixth District of the American Legion was formally organized in Brainerd on Sept. 26, 1921. Milton Mahlum of Brainerd was elected District Commander in a close vote over Joyce Lewis of Long Prairie. Lewis, a wounded veteran of the World War, was the first speaker at a brilliant banquet held at the Ransford Hotel.