20 years ago (1992)
Telephone service was disrupted for two hours in Brainerd-Baxter on Sunday, the second time in less than a week. The repair foreman for U.S. West said it was similar to the first incident and probably caused by dirt in a switch at the central office.
30 years ago (1982)
The concept of a public safety director to run both Brainerd’s police and fire departments ran into opposition at the city council meeting. The idea would save money, but members speculated the proposed charter change would stand little chance if put to a referendum.
40 years ago (1972)
Sgt. Steve Wiltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wiltz, Route 4, Brainerd, is a member of a unit at Ellsworth AFB that has been honored for rescue and recovery work after the flash flood that devastated Rapid City, South Dakota, in June.
60 years ago (1952)
(Adv.) Today, see the all new fun comedy, “Lost in Alaska,” starring Abbott and Costello, at the Paramount Theatre. Showing at the Brainerd Theatre, it’s “Somebody Loves Me,” with Betty Hutton and Ralph Meeker.
80 years ago (1932)
(Adv.) Special Lunch Menu! Thursday: Fricassee of Chicken with biscuits or Baked Ham Loaf – both with mashed potatoes, salad and ice cream. Friday: Baked Pike or Fried Salmon Steak or Pork Chops – all with potatoes and veggies. 35 cents. Levis Soda Grill.
100 years ago (1912)
Congressman C. A. Lindbergh, city treasurer A. M. Opsahl and R. M. Sheets returned from a duck hunt to Itasca County. They bagged 39. Lindbergh was the crack shot, for he has handled a gun since childhood. They went by auto to Ball Club, then by steamer.