20 years ago (1983)
Brainerd Mayor C. Elmer Anderson was among six former Minnesota Governors who had front row seats as Gov. Rudy Perpich gave his state-of-the-state speech.
30 years ago (1973)
The Crow Wing County commissioners yesterday granted 5 percent pay raises to all-elected officials and county employees not under union contract and at the same time added a second assistant county attorney to the payroll.
40 years ago (1963)
A baby boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Johnson, Rt. 3 is welcomed in as first baby of 1963.
60 years ago (1943)
The recently elected Crow Wing County officers took office today.
-- Treasurer -- L.E. Purdy
-- Supt. of Schools -- Harold Molstad
-- County Attorney -- A.J. Sullivan
-- Auditor -- F.M. Hagberg
-- Sheriff -- Roy Wickland
-- Clerk of Court -- Nellie Nyquist
80 years ago (1923)
At the home of J.F. Cibuzar, 97 West Bluff, a robin has nested all the year around. The family feeds him and he seems content to brave below zero weather.
100 years ago (1903)
"Papa," said Tommy Treadway.
"Now, Tommy," replied Mr. Treadway, "I shall only answer one more question today. So be careful what you ask."
"Well, go on."
"Why don't they bury the Dead Sea?"
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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