20 years ago (1992)
District Judge Robert Ryan confirmed today that he will retire at the conclusion of his present term. When announcement was made, Brainerd attorney Fred Casey announced he would seek the position. Ryan was elected 12 years ago, replacing Henry Longfellow.
30 years ago (1982)
More than 7,000 pounds of government surplus American cheese was distributed to eligible low-income Brainerd residents at the Brainerd Senior Center and VFW Hall. The five-pound boxes of cheese ran out by 1 p.m., but more were brought in from area towns.
40 years ago (1972)
(Adv.) Now Showing! At the Brainerd Theatre see Clint Eastwood in “Dirty Harry.” Detective Harry Callahan doesn’t break murder cases, he smashes them. At the Paramount see Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn starring in “Dollars.”
60 years ago (1952)
A 16-year-old Brainerd student is at St. Joseph’s Hospital suffering from injuries received in gymnastics class at the high school. He was working out on the pommel horse when he slipped, hitting his head on the base and knocking himself out.
80 years ago (1932)
Military police will be detailed in Brainerd this year during the training season at Camp Ripley, according to arrangements made by the Reserve Officers Assn. at a dinner meeting at Archer’s Café. The city police have agreed to headquarter the group at the police station.
100 years ago (1912)
(Adv.) North Side Bargains! Modern 8-room house, choice location, heated, bath, stone basement. Fine shade trees and a good barn. On two lots on a paved street. $4,000. We can sell four additional lots with this property. Smith Brothers – Front Street.