20 years ago (2001)

(Photo) Hair stylist Kari Anderson, from Salon El Rio in Baxter, used clippers to give Brainerd High School principal Steve Razidlo a buzz cut in the school cafeteria. He, and activities director Todd Selk, pledged to get the haircuts if students raised $3,000 for the Red Cross disaster relief in New York. The students came through with $5,300.46.

30 years ago (1991)

Coming off a devastating 16-15 loss to Rocori, it took the Warriors three quarters to get untracked against Monticello. But then they hit their stride, turning a 12-6 lead into a 32-6 win with a eruption of 20 fourth quarter points. Chris Veith had a career night, rushing for 259 yards and three TDs, as Brainerd moved to a 7-1 record.

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40 years ago (1981)

If Gov. Al Quie ever runs short of ideas for legislation, a quick trip to Brainerd never fails to supply him with a host of suggestions. Quie fielded questions for 90 minutes during a town hall session at Brainerd City Hall. One of the first suggestions, of course, was that the state pass a local option bill for fluoridating water supplies.

60 years ago (1961)

The city council will study building permit regulations after a report from councilman Bill Thompson that 30 fallout shelters are either built or under construction here. Some are in basements, but at least one is outside. The city engineer says he believes all shelters outside the house will require permits, whether above or below ground.

80 years ago (1941)

(Adv.) Try These Pay-Day Specials! Choice Cuts of Beef Roast – lb. 22 cents; Strictly Fresh Ground Beef – lb. 19 cents; Cellophane-Wrapped Bacon Squares – lb. 19 cents; Center Cut Pork Chops – lb. 29 cents; Ring Bologna – lb. 18 cents. Ruff's Market in the C. Thomas Store – Brainerd.

100 years ago (1921)

The report of the county mining inspector, August Swanson, was made for the year ending June 30, 1921. There was but one fatal accident, and that caused by lightning striking a motor and the man running it. During the year more than 1.5 million tons of ore were shipped from the Cuyuna Range, slightly more than half from underground mines.