20 years ago (1991)
At first glance the scene at the Brainerd Senior Citizens Center might have looked like a recipe swap. But how to mail fudge and other goodies to Saudi Arabia was one topic the Persian Gulf Support Team discussed.
30 years ago (1981)
More than 200 people turned out at a recognition banquet for Walt Doran, Brainerd's seventh Citizen of the Year. John Fitzpatrick was emcee, and those "roasting" Doran included: Jack Fish, C. Elmer Anderson, Dick Endres, John Forrest and George Bedard.
40 years ago (1971)
The Brainerd Police Department announced it is toughening its policy on tickets issued to cars parked on streets during snow removal. They have been issuing tickets that carried a one-dollar fine and were ignored. From now on the fine will be increased to five dollars.
60 years ago (1951)
Pointing to Brainerd as a "critical target area," Col. Ernest B. Miller, director of civil defense in Minnesota, informed Russ Swearingen, newly appointed civil defense director for Brainerd, that "your planning must be done in a most thorough manner."
80 years ago (1931)
A. B. Peterson, former county road and bridge foreman, was sentenced to three years in Stillwater for presenting false claims to the county. Judge Torrance levied less than the requested 7 years, and recommended parole as soon as Peterson should be eligible.
100 years ago (1911)
A gentleman connected with purchasing iron ore property was in Little Falls and commented to a person there about wanting to purchase the Crow Wing County poor farm. He said he would pay enough to retire all county debts and pay more besides.