20 years ago (1999)

The National Hot Rod Assn. has announced it will return to the Colonel’s BIR for the 19th Annual Nationals on Aug. 17-20, 2000. Five track records were broken at BIR at this year’s nationals where top drag racers competed for more than $1.5 million.

30 years ago (1989)

County attorney Steve Rathke met with law enforcement officials today and called for more unity in drug investigations. He said “personalities get in the way,” and turf battles and power struggles must be avoided. Cooperation must be encouraged.

40 years ago (1979)

Crosby Police responding to shots fired at the Bodega Pizza Parlor on West Main found a man on the sidewalk, bleeding from being hit over the head. A witness chased the suspect in his car, running him off the road. The suspect broke into a house and a business before surrendering.

60 years ago (1959)

The county commissioners received a delegation from the city council asking about turning the old post office site on S. 6th Street into a parking lot. Another delegation, led by Pete Humphrey, asked the board about raising money for a state park at Old Crow Wing.

80 years ago (1939)

Officials of Butler Bros. Mining Co., operators of six mines on the Cuyuna Range, are watching with interest the increased demands of American steel mills with the outbreak of war in Europe. They are preparing to open mines that have been idle for nearly ten years.

100 years ago (1919)

The crowd leaving St. Paul’s Lexington Stadium after watching Brainerd’s 3-1 loss to Stillwater was “supperless” in many cases. When the train stopped at Little Falls, a grand rush was made for sandwiches and the influx of trade wiped out inventory at both available shops.