20 years ago (1980)
The Brainerd Water & Light Board Wednesday awarded contracts totaling just under $8 million for construction of the new wastewater treatment plant for the city and Baxter.
30 years ago (1970)
The end of the tourney title road came for Brainerd Thursday night 57-51 at the hands of Aitkin's rangy club. Warriors coached again by former Aitkin mentor Corky Johnson with Fred Kellett still ailing.
40 years ago (1960)
About 30 representatives of local service clubs, the Chamber of Commerce and the Junior Chamber of Commerce met to formulate plans on how best to assist Fire Chief Ray Shortridge on getting new equipment.
60 years ago (1940)
The Crow Wing County Safety Council has been revived. It is functioning again with its fundamental purpose of dramatizing the need for safety in the home, on the street, in industry and, especially, on the highways.
80 years ago (1920)
-- Drs. J.L Frederick and George Ribbell are attending the dental convention in Minneapolis.
-- Fresh strawberries, just received, 85 quart. Koop Mercantile Co.
-- Crystal Spring Water, $1.50 month. L. Bourassa. Telephone 13.
100 years ago (1900)
Aunt Gertrude: "And what will you do when you are a man, Tommy?"
Tommy: "I'm goin' to grow a beard."
Aunt Gertrude: "Why?"
Tommy: "Because then I won't have nearly so much face to wash."
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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