From the Archives: Feb. 16 in the Pioneer

What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

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10 years ago

February 16, 2012 -- In its first year of operation, the Sanford Center’s bottom line did better than most people expected. The center lost $378,315 in 2011 before accounting for the city’s $417,138 subsidy. “I think the facility did as well as could be anticipated in its first year,” City Manager John Chattin said. “I don’t think we will ever get to the point where we break even.”

25 years ago

February 16, 1997 -- Despite a slower than normal course, the 18th annual KB101 Minnesota Finlandia 50-kilometer freestyle proved to be one of the most exciting cross country ski races in recent memory with a neck-and-neck finish. Eli Brown of Duluth held on for the lead in the men’s division in a hard-fought dash for the finish line, edging 1996 champion Nathan Schultz.

50 years ago

February 16, 1972 -- The Bemidji Jaycees would like to give recognition to the Bemidji Igloo Club for a job well done. The organization has aided the local officials in drawing up a city ordinance for the use of snowmobiles within the City of Bemidji. They have raised sufficient funds to purchase a rescue sled which has been turned over to Bemidji Ambulance Service.

100 years ago

February 16, 1922 -- G.E. Carson, who has been in a critical condition as the result of heart and stomach trouble for the past two weeks, was moved from his home last night and taken to Dr. Farr, a Minneapolis specialist at St. Bartholomew’s hospital, Minneapolis. Mrs. Carson, his daughter, Mrs. Julius Miller, Dr. E.H. Smith and Mr. Carson’s nurse accompanied him.

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