20 years ago (1991)
The Salvation Army, an organization to count on in times of need, is looking for help itself these days. The organization needs $405,000 to purchase and renovate the building at 402 Front Street. It currently houses the State Patrol, MnDOT and Minnegasco offices.
30 years ago (1981)
(Adv.) It's Super One's Dollar Sale! Fresh Ground Beef - lb. $1.00; Armour Pork Chops - lb. $1.00; Wilson's Sliced Slab Bacon - lb. $1.00; Brainerd Super One - Next to Pamida.
40 years ago (1971)
All five of Brainerd's Class A Golden Glovers made it to the championship round of the Wadena sectional tournament. Mike Herron and Don Rude both drew byes, while Mark Herron scored a TKO, and Joey Kretzman and Frank Bonsante won decisions.
60 years ago (1951)
Parking meters reaped a harvest of $29,386 for Brainerd in 1950, just slightly below the $29,582 collected in 1949. August was the best month for meters in both years, with nearly $3,500 collected.
80 years ago (1931)
Lady bowlers of Brainerd, in two teams, won five out of a possible six games at ten pins from a select group of lady bowlers from St. Cloud. The games were contested at Van's Alleys.
100 years ago (1911)
Bill Robinson, a painter employed at the new Iron Exchange building, pushed a putty knife into his vest pocket, igniting matches he carried there. This set his overalls on fire. As he ran he set a can of paint on fire, then burned the doorway as he ran outside.
-Compiled by Terry McCollough