20 years ago (1992)
(Photo) A wise man, played by Warren Stoltman, gives a present to Mary and Joseph at the Living Nativity scene in front of the Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Motorists on N. 8th Street did several double-takes as shepherds and wise men visited the holy family.
30 years ago (1982)
Burlington Northern, Inc., in Brainerd and Baxter is one of the most dangerous hazardous waste sites in the country, according to a list released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. All 418 sites are eligible for federal cleanup money.
40 years ago (1972)
A full agenda before the Crow Wing County Planning Commission kept members and interested persons in the courthouse until after midnight. Most discussion concerned plans for a ski hill and golf course north of Whitefish Lake, and placement of highway signs.
60 years ago (1952)
Brainerd’s finely-conditioned Golden Gloves boxing squad showed great form in taking 11 of 14 bouts from a highly regarded Detroit Lakes team. Another large crowd filled the armory to watch trainer Tom Hall’s charges in a series of fine matches, two won by TKO.
80 years ago (1932)
There will be no children in Crow Wing County deprived of a visit from Santa Claus this year. The Brainerd Dispatch-Palace Theatre movie was attended by 800 children, whose price of admission was a toy, either used or new. All will go to the needy.
100 years ago (1912)
George A. Silk, editor of the Pine River Sentinel, was a Brainerd visitor today. He said the most exciting thing in Pine River this week was a rabbit hunt in which 361 were bagged on a Sunday afternoon.