20 years ago (2001)
Two people are in custody and $10,000 in marijuana-growing equipment was seized in a drug bust in Unorganized Territory. Officers executing the warrant at a home on White Gables Trail said a room had been turned into a greenhouse. A man and woman, both age 26, are in jail. Fifty marijuana plants were seized.
30 years ago (1991)
Warrior Athletes of the Week is the No. 1 tennis doubles team of Jenny Johnson and Misty Larson, who've played together three years. They won the South Subsection 8AA tournament, beating fellow teammates Shelly Breen and Jeanne Jones to do it. In the Section tournament they finished third, and sported a season record of 23-6.
40 years ago (1981)
(Adv.) Snowmobiles! Our lowest prices ever, but limited quantities. New Scorpion Whips - $1,295. New Scorpion Stings - $1,395. Made right here in Crosby. Good selection of used snowmobiles, plus boats, canoes and outboard motors. The Snow Hut – Crosby.
60 years ago (1961)
(Adv.) Land O' Lakes Grade A Turkeys – lb. 29 cents; Old-Fashioned Hickory Smoked Picnic Hams – lb. 29 cents; Good Value Sliced Bacon – lb. 59 cents; Armour Star Canned Hams – 5 lb. Tin $3.49; Happy Host Green Beans – 24-can case $2.99. Brainerd Super Valu – Tyrol Hills.
80 years ago (1941)
(Adv.) Wanted! 50 Men – ages 18 to 45 – and 50 Women – ages 18 to 40. To train for aircraft factory employment. Tuition not payable until after you are employed. Only a small tool charge to start classes. Apply in person at the Ransford Hotel on Oct. 18-19-20 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
100 years ago (1921)
In honor of its 17th birthday, the H.F. Michael Co. has placed a mammoth birthday cake in its front window. The cake is 30 inches wide, 60 inches long and 18 inches high. On the final day of their sale, Oct. 29, they will give a piece of cake to every woman visiting the store. One piece will have a metal disc good for a cash prize.