20 years ago (1985)
When west Washington Street was considered "out in the country," way back in 1948, Ralph Benson accepted employment with a new home building supplies business there. Thirty-seven years later, he's finally thrown in the towel. Benson, 63, retired Saturday as manager of Gustafson Auto.
30 years ago (1975)
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners accepted a total of $1,289, 244 in low bids for the new Social Services Center, and ended the lengthy issue of purchasing St. Andrew's Church for that purpose.
40 years ago (1965)
The 12th annual Paul Bunyan Square Dance Festival, sponsored by the Brainerd Square Dance Clubs, will be held in Brained at the National Guard Armory on Sunday afternoon, May 2.
60 years ago (1945)
Organization of the Shrine Club in Brainerd, to be composed of members of Zahrah Temple, will take place here Wednesday night at a dinner in Starrell's Cafe.
80 years ago (1925)
There are many small forest fires in the vicinity of Brainerd. Some instances the areas covered by the fire was 200 acres, but no settlers have been burned out.
100 years ago (1905)
It is but comparatively a short time now before the city of Brainerd will have to make a move to provide for power for an electric light plant. Another problem is that of providing a water works system for the city.
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