20 years ago (1988)
Members of the Brainerd High School Kixters danceline, currently on tour in Japan, were given a shaky surprise today in Tokyo. An earthquake rocked Tokyo shortly before dawn. No Kixters were injured.
30 years ago (1978)
Dale Brown was named outstanding Webelo of the year at the Harrison Pack 42 Annual Blue and Gold Banquet held recently. Dale was recognized for his accomplishment in achieving all 15 Webelo activity badges and also the Arrow of Light.
40 years ago (1968)
A rash of fires - Most of them in tinder dry grass - kept Brainerd firemen hopping over the weekend. Grass fires were on Riverside Drive, Baxter, behind the Evergreen Cemetery and Bane Park. Rain today was welcomed.
60 years ago (1948)
Brainerd did not do well in the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety Contest in 1947. In the group "B" (cities having 10,000 to 100,000 population) Brainerd ranked 11th being one step above Hibbing at the bottom of the ladder.
80 years ago (1928)
A booming tourist season is forecast for the Brainerd Lakes region with Brainerd as the gateway and supply point. The Dispatch expects to see a steady stream start the middle of May and continue through September.
100 years ago (1908)
Through an error in copying the names of the members of the city council present at the meeting of that body the name of Alderman Turcotte was accidentally omitted. That gentleman was present throughout the entire session.
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