20 years ago (1990)

(Photo) Charles Halsted, Jr., helped Sen. Don Samuelson unveil a sign dedicating the service building at Brainerd Regional Human Services Center in memory of Halsted's father, a legislator who helped locate the regional center in Brainerd.

30 years ago (1980)

(Photos) An 18-12 northern, which was 42 inches long with 18-inch girth, was nailed by Rev. Thomas Amsden of Indiana. Royal Karels, a Brainerd guide, hooked this 7-1 largemouth bass in 12 feet of water.

40 years ago (1970)

The .12 inch of rain recorded at Walter Wieland Field last night did nothing to break a drought that has gripped the area since early July. The drought has made forests and swamps tinder dry and damaged valuable farm crops.

60 years ago (1950)

Backed by the three-hit power hurling of Kermit Aase, the Brainerd Braves whacked the Pierz Pirates 5-1 victory in front of 1,400 fans at Memorial Park. The win puts all four teams with one loss and one win in the double elimination Great Central tournament.

80 years ago (1930)

At a conference between Congressman Harold Knutson and C.A. Ryan, president of the chamber, it was decided to call a meeting of all northern localities to discuss the War Department's draw-down of water from reservoir lakes.

100 years ago (1910)

John Setula's traction engine, which has been making regular trips drawing five wagons of crushed rock to East Oak Street beyond Con O'Brien's place, broke down.