20 years ago (1993)
Brainerd’s water system received mostly positive marks at Monday’s PUC meeting. A TKDA & Associates engineer said, with few exceptions, Brainerd has ample capacity to produce, pump, store and distribute water to satisfy customers until at least 2005.
30 years ago (1983)
Arson is being investigated in an early morning fire that destroyed a basement office at Washington Junior High School. The fire, which broke out after midnight, did an estimated $10,000 damage. Two youngsters were seen near the school at the time.
40 years ago (1973)
(Adv.) The Finest in Eating from a Menu of Swiss and Continental Specialties! Swiss Liver Brochette, Veal East-West, Mixed Grill Maison, Honey Duck, Pork Chop Papagallo. The Swiss House Restaurant & Lounge – Gull Lake Narrows.
60 years ago (1953)
Apparently the young people of Brainerd like to swim – not just in summer but all year long. This came to light in a report on a survey conducted by the newly formed Brainerd Recreation Commission. Over 48 percent of students voted for a swimming pool.
80 years ago (1933)
(Adv.) Pillsbury’s Flour – 49-lb. bag - $1.05; Fresh Dressed Chickens – lb. 15 cents; Beef Pot Roast – lb. 8 cents; Lean Pork Shoulder Roast – lb. 6 cents; Fancy, Fresh Dressed Turkeys – lb. 19 cents; Cigarettes – carton $1.00. A & P Food Stores – Brainerd.
100 years ago (1913)
Pine River, Pequot, Backus and Jenkins will all vote on the liquor issue again this spring. Pine River and Pequot have no saloons and would like some. Backus and Jenkins are wet and the drys would like to close the saloons. It will be an interesting contest.