NOVEMBER 8

20 years ago (2001)

The county sheriff's office has confiscated nine computers from the Brainerd Public Library. Sheriff Dick Ross said they are investigating a man for stalking – both in person and via the internet. The man believed that by using a computer at the library he could remain anonymous. The computers could be kept until trial if needed for evidence.

30 years ago (1991)

Carl Schirmer's chewing gum got a break last night. He got to relax as his Warrior volleyball team jumped to 10-0 leads in the first and third games in a 15-5, 15-10, 15-6 victory over St. Cloud Tech and move to the subsection finals against Sauk Rapids. “I like seeing 10-0,” said Schirmer. “I don't have to chew my gum as hard.”

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40 years ago (1981)

(Photo) James Wallin (right) of Brainerd and brothers Jerry, Calvin and John, all of Nisswa, combined to shoot this 1,200-pound bull moose near Lake Three in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The animal had a 190-point rack by the Boone and Crockett Scale. Not shown is a fifth brother, Joe, of Wisconsin.

60 years ago (1961)

In light of Russian testing of nuclear bombs, Brainerd's Civil Defense director, Bob Fitzsimmons, is taking steps to see which buildings in Brainerd would provide protection as a fallout shelter. The governor has issued an order asking each city to conduct a survey so citizens will know where to go if the need arises.

80 years ago (1941)

The Minn. Symphonic Band, under the direction of Phil Lawrence, will be featured at the District 24 band clinic at Washington High School on Nov. 8. Heard each week in clinic broadcasts of contest numbers for state high schools, the band was given the National Institute for Education's first prize for its program in 1941.

100 years ago (1921)

The county commissioners meeting saw no discussion regarding redistricting of the county. The Perry Lake six mile road contract drew 12 bidders. The low bidder, from Rochester, was $10,000 below the high bid. It was so low that the county referred it to the State Highway Commissioner to see if the contractor could do the work at that price.

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