20 years ago (1989)
The Brainerd Economic Development Authority has recommended that the city negotiate purchase options or move to purchase the four downtown lots that were involved in the February 1987 Laurel Street fire.
30 years ago (1979)
A number of investigations are being conducted in the wake of the six-month undercover sting operation here by the Minnesota BCA. The arrest of 34 defendants is the largest such rural operation conducted by the BCA.
40 years ago (1969)
Burglars caused about $1,500 in damage to the new Brainerd High School early Sunday morning and made off with $40 in cash. They pried open seven doors to get from the gymnasium to the main offices.
60 years ago (1949)
Construction of a new fish hatchery building with offices and equipment will get underway as soon as the $50,000 can be appropriated. It will be located in west Brainerd on the Mississippi River
80 years ago (1929)
A search was under way for an Ironton man, Pat Johnson, who disappeared on his way to work Jan. 15. He had started from home at 8 a.m. with his lunch kit but never arrived at Inland Steel, where he worked.
100 years ago (1909)
Grocery specials - cash and carry only - at John Mann: Crackers - 6 cents lb.; Rio coffee - 9 lb. 1.00; Sugar - 18 lb. 1.00; Canned salmon - 12 cents per can.
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