20 years ago (1992)
Crow Wing County Attorney Jack Graham had two bits of advice for the county board: Rely on existing state law to control sexual behavior in night clubs and, don’t expect it to outlaw topless dancing as such. The efforts are in response to dancers at [filtered word] Willows.
30 years ago (1982)
The Brainerd council brought an apparent end to one longstanding controversy but reopened talk of fluoridation. They put to rest the disputed demotion of former Police Chief Wayne Hasty by starting a search for a new chief after five years of controversy.
40 years ago (1972)
The Brainerd Education Assn. won the election as exclusive bargaining agent for contract talks with the school board. The BEA polled 207 votes to 200 cast for the Brainerd Federation of Teachers. BEA president Bonnie Cumberland said her group will negotiate a master contract.
60 years ago (1952)
The Combat Infantry Badge for performance of duty under enemy fire was awarded to Donald Hanson, son of the Chet Hansons of Brainerd. He is with the 2nd Infantry Division, which fought two of the hardest battles in Korea, including “Heartbreak Ridge.”
80 years ago (1932)
County authorities started a county-wide search for three men who held up the resort operated by Mrs. G. Recko, Nisswa, and took three slot machines. The men asked for ginger ale and, after paying, they learned her husband was gone and stole the machines.
100 years ago (1912)
In all the history of Brainerd less attention is being paid to the coming presidential election than any time in its history. The respective merits of the New York Giants and the Red Sox will get more argument in a barber shop than will Taft, Wilson or Roosevelt.