20 years ago (1980)
Don Samuelson, Brainerd DFLer, announced yesterday that he will again seek election to the Minnesota Legislature. "It's a job I like," Samuelson said of his days in legislature. "If a person is to fulfill his life, he should pursue what he feels he can do best. For me, it means serving the public."
30 years ago (1970)
For the second consecutive year, Steve Lepinski of Brainerd, has been named to the "Who's Who" among students in American universities and colleges. Steven is currently a senior at St. John's University in Collegeville. He graduated from Washington High School in 1966.
40 years ago (1960)
Employment in Brainerd during December 1959, was 159 higher than the same month a year ago -- a total of 4,991 persons were employed during the month, compared to 4,832 in 1958.
60 years ago (1940)
With John Schaefer's purchase of a two seater funk machine, Brainerd airplanes increased to four as the city continued to grow more "air-conscious." Schaefer recently secured a license to solo.
80 years ago (1920)
Pay day in Brainerd was greeted with blizzard weather and a heavy fall of snow and shopping was light in the evening.
100 years ago (1900)
-- Many a man doesn't care what a tailor charges for clothes -- just so he charges it.
-- Miss Mayme Mitchell nicely entertained a company of friends, including the Star and Acolian Quartettes on Wednesday evening.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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