20 years ago (1987)
Brainerd High School's debate team of Steffen Johnson and Kris Kelkar won the championship division of the 1987 Macalester College Debate Tournament over the weekend.
30 years ago (1977)
Julia Ruttger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ruttger, Brainerd, is spending the month of January studying French in Paris. Julia, a student at St. Catherine College, flew to Paris with 26 other students.
40 years ago (1967)
Fred Krueger of rural Pequot Lakes is president and engineer of his own private railroad system. It's a complicated route of tracks crossing and re-crossing around the walls of a 40 by 32 foot building traversed by 22 railroad engines and cars.
60 years ago (1947)
Rhubarb sauce and pie from a home supply of basement grown vegetation is sharpening up the taste of the John Hoston family, 1502 Pine Street.
80 years ago (1927)
William Nelson was elected first director and president of the Brainerd Businessmen's Association. Louis Hostager was elected second director and vice president. Other nominations were John Bye and F.H. Gruenhagen.
100 years ago (1907)
"Those candidates are telling some terrible lies about one another."
"Yes, but, you see, it would mean shooting on sight if they were to tell the truth about one another."
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