20 years ago (1983)
Downtown Brainerd's Parker Building, the site of the Gallery and the TG&Y Store, is expected to undergo a major renovation this spring -- with the top two floors being turned into 16 "Home-Occupational Suites."
30 years ago (1973)
Officials point out that employment in Brainerd has increased by 1,931 workers over the past 10 years. At the same time, the report states the population of the city has dropped.
40 years ago (1963)
Three area National Guardsmen are included in the group which left yesterday on the first leg of a journey to Alaska. The group will attend a six-week winter operations and ski instructor course at Fort Greely, near Fairbanks.
60 years ago (1943)
Gene Bierhaus, Brainerd, decisioned Art Riverkin to win the light heavyweight championship in the annual Inter-Fraternity Boxing meet at the University of Minnesota.
80 years ago (1923)
Blinks: "It would prevent many an accident if every nut on a car was kept tight!"
Jinks: "But it is the tight nuts at the wheel that cause so many of them."
100 years ago (1903)
As a pleasant faced woman passed the corner Jones touched his hat to her and remarked feelingly to his companion:
"Ah, my boy, I owe a great deal to that woman."
"Your mother?" was the query.
"No, my landlady."
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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