20 years ago (1984)
Doris Poissant, Brainerd Art Club Member, is being featured as the April "Artist of the Month" at First Bank, Brainerd. Doris is an award winning artist whose oil paintings are traditional in style.
30 years ago (1974)
Five individual championships gave Aitkin High School the District 24 speech tournament title in competition held in Little Falls, March 30. Brainerd finished second, Crosby-Ironton third, and Staples fourth.
40 years ago (1964)
Spring may be here, but it will take some doing to convince Brainerd area residents of that fact. The main reason for their skepticism is the irrefutable fact that five inches of snow fell here last night.
60 years ago (1944)
The Red Cross War Fund in Crow Wing County today had mounted to $13,152, Don Freeman announced. The campaign, which will continue through Aspire is directed to raise a quota of $24,900 in Crow Wing County.
80 years ago (1924)
The Brainerd Lion's Club was royally entertained at Little Falls on Thursday evening by the Lions of that city in the Buckman Hotel. The local club made the journey nearly one hundred percent strong, going by automobile.
100 years ago (1904)
"Could you not, if you tried, grant me a place in that icy heart of yours?"
"My heart may be of ice, as you say, but all the same I am not in the cold storage business.
--Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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