20 years ago (1992)
Increased cooperation between the cities of Brainerd and Baxter could produce significant savings in the opinion of a study committee. Tom Kotula, Brainerd; Jon Main, Baxter; and Darold Owens, rural Brainerd, have delivered a report to the two mayors.
30 years ago (1982)
Fluoridation of the Brainerd city water supply will resume Oct. 1 after the Water and Light Board rejected the city’s request that fluoridation be delayed while the council studied a motion presented by attorney Jack Graham.
40 years ago (1972)
(Want Ads – Snowmobiles) 1971 Ski-Doo 340 TNT, just $550; 1969 AMF Skidaddler, 297cc, for $250; 1972 Polaris, 295 cc, used very little - $650; 1969 Johnson 16 HP, electric, reverse, wide-track, with trailer and cutter – cost $1,510, now $695.
60 years ago (1952)
(Photo) John Arnold of Brainerd is shown in the huge kitchen of Northwest Airlines’ Tokyo staff house, where meals are prepared for staff dining and for the airlines’ Orient flights. Arnold is food service manager for Northwest Airlines.
80 years ago (1932)
Six men have found violation of the game and fish laws to be expensive. Nisswa Justice of the Peace Dick Parks meted out fines of from $10 to $60 for using a gill net to take fish. Two men were arrested with a 400 foot net and 30 pounds of fish in their boat.
100 years ago (1912)
Copper assaying at 80 percent pure and more has been struck in Shaft No. 2 at the Barrows mine at a depth of 175 feet. The most intense excitement is raging in this section of the Cuyuna Range as a result of the discovery. The main source must be close at hand.