OCTOBER 27

20 years ago (2001)

There are changes at the Brainerd/Crow Wing County Airport following 9/11. Passenger screening with a hand-held wand is permanent, as are random baggage checks. The airport is creating a secure seating area. Vehicles are not required to stay 300 feet away, as at larger airports. They may unload at the door, then park 125 feet away.

30 years ago (1991)

The only thing Arnold “Casey” Stengel would change about the Twins winning the World Series last night is the traffic jam in Minneapolis afterwards. The Brainerd High School counselor got home at 3:15 a.m. after crawling through streets filled with screaming fans. “I always dreamed of seeing a classic, and I saw one,” he said.

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40 years ago (1981)

Hood ornaments – which youngsters apparently make into necklaces – were the object of a theft spree reported to police yesterday. Imgrund Auto on W. Washington St. reported the theft of 15 hood ornaments, worth $20 each, from cars on their lot. Gordy Bertram also reported the theft of a hood ornament from his car on Quince Street.

60 years ago (1961)

Brainerd police aren't issuing challenges to Halloween pranksters, but Chief Louis Rofidal says he will brook “no disorderly conduct or acts endangering life or property. Tampering with fire hydrants is a $100 fine. Throwing eggs is dangerous. Last year a group on Washington Street had motorists in a turmoil, pelting them with eggs.

80 years ago (1941)

Intentional or forgetful? Police are checking into an auto driver who left a Brainerd gas station without paying for 19 gallons of gas. After the attendant filled the car's tank, the driver asked for a road map. While the attendant went to get it, the driver left. But his license number was noted and police are tracking him down.

100 years ago (1921)

E.E. Nelson, a passenger agent of the NP Railway, announced today that the last cafe observation car coming here from St. Paul will run on Oct. 28, and the last such car out of Brainerd will run Oct. 29. The cancellation is due to light travel and patronage and will continue through the winter as in past years.

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