20 years ago (1987)
Tension swelled for DNR firefighters Saturday as they faced the worst conditions for forest fires since 1980. The firefighters standing by at the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Airport were on "Red Flag Alert."
30 years ago (1977)
The Brainerd City Council voted to remove all parking meters in favor of enforced two-hour free parking.
40 years ago (1967)
National Library Week April 16-22
People do read:
During 1966 Brainerd Public Library circulated:
Adult nonfiction - 17,438 books
Adult fiction - 12,969 books
Children's books - 25,877 books
Audio-visual materials - 1,659 items
Total circulation - 57,943
60 years ago (1947)
Special food values at:
O'Brien's Food Market
A & P Food Stores
80 years ago (1927)
John P. Kolias and J.N. Axmann, both well known in Brainerd, will open a soda fountain and confectionery in the building at 612 Front St.
100 years ago (1907)
It is reported that Brainerd will have additional yard room this summer to the extent of room for 300 railroad cars. Those tracks will be put in north and east of the foundry.
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