20 years ago (1993)
A St. Paul businessman was convicted of bank fraud related to the purchase and development of the old BN Center rail yard. Ed Clapp was a key player in a scheme which proposed to build buses there and cost the city of Brainerd a lot of money.
30 years ago (1983)
(Adv.) Join the Party Fri. and Sat.! “Mountain Fever” plays smooth harmony, foot-stomping country and 50s and 60s rock. “At the Peak” albums for sale. Chicken Kiev dinner w/ salad bar - $6.25; Steak Sandwich - $5.25. Harold’s Club – Hwy 210 West.
40 years ago (1973)
(Photo) Five VFW members took time to do a good deed for Bob Smart, 89, retired BN Railroad employee. Smart, who uses a wood stove for heat, recently hurt his hip. The VFW crew cut and delivered two pick-up loads of wood to his house.
60 years ago (1953)
Adv.) Filmed on the historic cliffs and moors of Scotland and Wales, see Errol Flynn starring in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Master of Ballantrae,” now at the Brainerd Theatre.
80 years ago (1933)
It will be “they’re off” in the American Legion membership derby beginning Monday night, when the local post meets at the Iron Exchange Building. Army vets will compete against Navy vets to round-up every ex-serviceman in the area for the Legion.
100 years ago (1913)
The depot platform is finished and is an excellent piece of work. The brick has been carefully laid under supervision of Sam Sorenson of Superior. There are new water closets on the men’s side, proving the NP Railway is meeting demand for improvements.