20 years ago (1992)
Over 1,500 Boy Scouts and leaders will converge on Camp Ripley March 27 to 29 for the annual Ripley Rendezvous. The event is chaired by John Puckropp and will involve 100 adult volunteers. The program is led by Dick Beal, Paul Bunyan Arboretum director.
30 years ago (1982)
(Adv.) 1982 Classic Film Festival! “The Maltese Falcon,” (1941) starring Humphrey Bogart at his best. Also featuring Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Sidney Greenstreet. Tickets $2.50 at the door only. Show at 7:30 p.m. at Brainerd Community College.
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) William Friday, Jr., shown here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Friday, Sr., received his Eagle badge at the Court of Honor for Troop 95 at the Center Grange. His father, who has been scoutmaster for 26 years, announced his retirement.
60 years ago (1952)
Chief Rofidal and Capt. Titus of the Brainerd Police drove to Grand Forks with an FBI agent to identify a man they believe passed a bad check for $2,600 to purchase a new car here. He looked exactly like the culprit but fingerprints didn’t match. He was released.
80 years ago (1932)
(Adv.) Pay Day Specials! Nash Coffee – lb. 39 cents; Macaroni – 10-lb. box 59 cents; Eagle White Laundry Soap – 10 bars 25 cents; Lean Sliced Bacon – ½ lb. pkg. 9 cents; Sliced Fresh Salmon – lb. 15 cents. Red Owl Quality Food Stores.
100 years ago (1912)
Crow Wing County voted on the proposition of issuing $35,000 in bonds to construct a bridge over the Mississippi in Northeast Brainerd. Brainerd voted for the measure – though 3 of 5 wards were against – but the rural totals put the measure down to defeat.