20 years ago (2001)

(Photo) Steve Quinn, editor at In-Fisherman, won the recent Range Bassmaster tournament on Serpent Lake with a five-fish limit of 12 pounds, 13.5 ounces. It included this dandy 5-3 smallmouth, said to be one of the largest ever taken from the lake. Placing second in the tourney was Bill Bongs.

30 years ago (1991)

Eight businesses were ruined and more than 30 people were left without homes as an early morning fire destroyed a building at the corner of 7th and Front Streets. A maintenance man says the cause is arson. Checking the building at 1:30 a.m., he said he saw a man who had broken into the basement. He gave chase but couldn't catch him.

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40 years ago (1981)

Larco Manufacturing met with its former union in a long-delayed confrontation over the issue of alleged unfair labor practices by the firm. The National Labor Relations Board held a hearing in Brainerd on union charges that the firm filled jobs with others that should have gone to former strikers at the plant.

60 years ago (1961)

(Photo) Workmen are shown putting a wooden frame on the edges of a reinforced concrete fallout shelter at the Aaron Fieldman home on 8th Ave. NE. First of its kind to be built in Brainerd, the shelter will be accessed by a metal door from the basement. Canned goods, water and other essentials will be stored inside.

80 years ago (1941)

Lt. Gov. C. Elmer Anderson, 29, and wife Lillian, 25, are recovering from serious injuries in a car crash Oct. 18, according to St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls. Lillian has regained consciousness and does not have a skull fracture as feared. He has numerous broken bones. Their car rolled three times after skidding on wet pavement. She was driving.

100 years ago (1921)

The bowling class of the newly formed Business and Professional Women's Club will be held this evening at the Brainerd Bowling Alley above Bane's Garage. Instruction will be given in this splendid sport which will benefit women who sit all day in offices. Games will cost 15 cents and the class will meet every Thursday evening at 7 p.m.