OCTOBER 26

20 years ago (2001)

The lakes area's population growth, particularly in terms of older citizens, is getting a boost from medicine.” As Brainerd becomes a regional medical center, it also becomes a magnet for seniors,” said Susan Mezzenga, Crow Wing County Social Services supervisor.

30 years ago (1991)

Winning playoff football games means making the big plays. The Warriors did so with a 29-14 win over Grand Rapids to move to the Section 7AA finals. Chris Veith had his ninth 100-yard plus game, gaining 143 yards. He had a punt return for a 59-yard TD and a 34-yard TD burst in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

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40 years ago (1981)

Brainerd scored 331 points to handily win its fifth annual girls' swimming invitational. Brainerd won three events: The 200 medley relay with Ruth Simon, Carla Nordby, Edwina Allee and Lisa Spreiter in 2:04.51; Ann Monda in the 200 free in 2:06.25; and Carla Nordby in the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.70.

60 years ago (1961)

Enthusiastic gang tackling at last weekend's Winona – Bemidji State football game caught up to one of the officials, Brainerd's athletic director Kermit Aase. On an end-run, he avoided the runner but was run over by tacklers following the play, breaking his ankle. Aase pushed the bone back in place and continued officiating. The ankle is badly swollen now.

80 years ago (1941)

Hail to St. Cloud Tech, conference champ again this year and undefeated in 17 games. Outgaining the Warriors 200 yards to 32 in the first half alone, Tech pounded to a 32-6 victory. Brainerd battled hard all game, finally scoring on a pass to Larson in the final quarter. It's the only TD against Tech this season by a conference foe.

100 years ago (1921)

At the adjourned council meeting the Pastoret Co. of Duluth was chosen from a field of seven bidders to take the sewer contract, with work beginning Nov. 1. The total bid was $9,667 if paid in cash. The contract includes several sewer lines totaling 6,524 feet. There will be an outside foreman, but all other workers will be local men.

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