20 years ago (1992)
(Photo) The 3,200 Brainerd area persons on their feet here in the Brainerd High School gym for the national anthem at Tuesday’s concert by The Marine Band, gave the band and its soloists repeated standing ovations. The musicians responded with five encores.
30 years ago (1982)
When Brainerd’s 5th graders enter 6th grade next year, they will be greeted by a new educational system that educators hope will keep them from being “lost in the shuffle.” The system will divide the 400 students into groups, each taught by a team of three teachers.
40 years ago (1972)
(Photo) Work is underway at Sports Craft to repair a warning siren owned by the village of Pequot Lakes. It was damaged by vandals who tipped it over. The 800-pound siren was purchased on a cooperative basis with Civil Defense at a cost of $4,000.
60 years ago (1952)
The “flying bishop,” who pilots his own plane to visit Episcopal parishes in Alaska, will join Bishop Hamilton Kellogg of Minnesota when the latter makes his first visit to St. Paul’s in Brainerd since being ordained. They will speak to the church men’s club.
80 years ago (1932)
The Croft mine in Crosby now has 140 men working and Inland Steel says it will call back 100 for the Armour No. 1 mine. Mining company officials say this is strictly a relief effort to help unemployed miners as they have two years worth of ore already stockpiled.
100 years ago (1912)
Fred Miller, the popular M & I Railway freight agent, made a hunting trip to the wilderness of swamps and forest 80 miles north of Brainerd. There he encountered a swamp lion and killed it. This is a very rare species and seldom seen in this vicinity.