20 years ago (1989)
After seven months of operation, and more than 450 phone calls, the Crow Wing County Crisis Line is established, albeit precariously. Funding remains a concern for its directors, as is the need for more volunteers.
30 years ago (1979)
For the second time this month Brainerd Police Chief Wayne Hasty has petitioned the Brainerd Civil Service Commission to dismiss a police officer. This time an officer has been charged for failing to report prisoner abuse by another officer.
40 years ago (1969)
An ordinance to regulate snowmobile use in the city was introduced last night at the Brainerd city council meeting. As proposed it would allow licensed drivers to operate the machines on city streets between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Satisfactory mufflers are required.
60 years ago (1949)
The city charter commission recommended last night that city elections be moved from spring to fall, that the mayor and city council members receive raises and that the number of council members be reduced from ten to seven.
80 years ago (1929)
Elmer Johnson entered a plea of guilty to the charge of transportation of liquor when arraigned before Judge Warner in municipal court. He was fined $100.
100 years ago (1909)
NE Brainerd reporter: We have some very accommodating neighbors. They burn our wood and take our clothes off the line, even cutting the line and take it, too. We are on watch and if we get proof we won't be so friendly.
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