20 years ago (1981)
Hundreds of people were on hand to witness the crowning of the new Miss Brainerd, Tamela Kay Sandberg, at the Miss Brainerd Lakes Scholarship Pageant held at Tornstrom auditorium Saturday night.
30 years ago (1971)
Between three and four inches of wet, slushy snow yesterday and last night covered the Brainerd area turning roads into a muddy morasses and causing problems for Power & Light and Telephone crews.
40 years ago (1961)
Quarterbacks Club President, Will Faust, appointed Jim Wallace, Obert Benson and Bob Miller to a committee to investigate possibilities of the club's getting one or more tarred outdoor basketball courts set up in the city.
60 years ago (1941)
The only woman judge in the state of Minnesota and the only one ever to preside over Brainerd's Municipal Court -- that is the honor held by M. Eleanor Nolan, special judge for the city.
80 years ago (1921)
Col. A.J. Halsted has sold his weekly newspaper, the Brainerd Tribune, to Richard S. Wilcox of Bismarck, N.D., who will conduct it under the name Tribune Publishing Co.
100 years ago (1901)
The Brainerd & Northern will probably hereafter be known as the Minnesota & International, as the Railroad Commission yesterday granted the latter corporation the right to increase its capital stock a half million in order to absorb the former.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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