20 years ago (2001)
The Warrior boys' soccer team has had its ups and downs this season. They started with six straight losses, rebounded with four straight wins, then lost three in a row. But the mood is up heading into Section 8, Class 2-A playoffs as Brainerd topped Alexandria 2-0 on goals from Andres Alvarado and Jesse Bates.
30 years ago (1991)
(Photo) Roy Smalley, who played for the Twins World Series champs back in 1987, is now exec. Director of the International Special Olympics. He watches with Special Olympian Matt Norr as Special Olympian Stephanie Wannebo of Pine River throws out the first pitch at the Twins-Toronto playoff game yesterday.
40 years ago (1981)
In order to trim a half million dollars off the county payroll, commissioners plan to cut 100 employees during 1982. Chairman Al Hauge and commissioner Mary Koep were appointed to a committee to recommend concrete savings to the budget. There are 84 jobs already identified, including 70 from closing Cedarbrook Manor nursing home.
60 years ago (1961)
Three bodies were recovered from tiny Island Lake, east of Jenkins, at about midnight last night. The search continues for a fourth and possibly fifth person who are believed to have also drowned in this year's worst water tragedy in the county. Five fishing rods were found in the partially submerged boat.
80 years ago (1941)
Skilled workers of the Brainerd area, already with the opportunity to work in Newfoundland, now have the chance to work in Greenland. The local employment office says finish carpenters can earn $90 a week, plumbers $96, bulldozer operators $100, steamshovel and crane operators $125. Applicants must have five years experience.
100 years ago (1921)
Three young men from Brainerd were arrested by Cass County Sheriff Bilbe last weekend while attending the dance at Sylvan. They were drunk, causing a nuisance and were told several times to behave. They were finally removed, locked in the Pillager jail and were fined $10.50 each by Justice of the Peace Parsons.