20 years ago (1981)
Brainerd's bus service will drop the fixed routes this summer and will operate strictly on a Dial-A-Ride bus. The expanded Dial-A-Ride system will be run on an experimental basis.
30 years ago (1971)
The Washington High School class of 1921 will observe its 50th Anniversary this summer. Of the original 61 class members, 36 are still living and have been located and 23 are deceased.
40 years ago (1961)
The biggest crowd ever to attend a Paul Bunyan Vacationland Association meeting last night heard Gov. Elmer L. Anderson say that Minnesota needs a larger annual appropriation for advertising its tourist attractions.
60 years ago (1941)
Anticipating a good season at Island View Lodge on Lower Gull Lake Mr. and Mrs. Walter Frampton are adding two more cottages to the number they have been using for several years past.
80 years ago (1921)
The man who never talks of the great things he is going to do never has to explain afterward why he didn't do them.
100 years ago (1901)
The Brainerd Depot-master complains that the ladies gather at the station for social converse and that he cannot hear the trains come in.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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