20 years ago (1984)
The Brainerd Volunteer Fire Department took delivery this week of a fire truck that can trace its lineage back to the hand-pulled fire carts of the late 1800s. The truck, a 1946 Chevrolet, donated to the department by Burlington Northern Railroad, was used by the Brainerd shops fire brigade.
30 years ago (1974)
Taxes on most homestead property will be lower in Brainerd and Crow Wing County this year, but taxes on non-homestead property will be slightly higher.
40 years ago (1964)
Gov. Karl F. Rolvaag said that there is no basis to the rumor that three of the four new patient buildings at the Brainerd State School and Hospital would stand idle as part of his economy program.
60 years ago (1944)
Miss Rene Anderson was a honored guest at a farewell dinner given Thursday at Starrell's Cafe. She is leaving the first part of next week for Hunter's College, N.Y. to begin training with the WAVES.
80 years ago (1924)
A.J. Halsted, veteran newspaper editor of Brainerd and well known throughout the country, has purchased the fire insurance business conducted by Walter F. Wieland.
100 years ago (1904)
Towne, "You say it's impossible for a woman to keep a secret?"
Towne, "How about her age?"
Browne, "She doesn't keep that a secret, she merely tries to."
--Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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