20 years ago (1985)
Business: Westport Center near completion. Mills Motors' new home will be one of the largest dealerships in Minnesota. A new grocery store is going up in the Brainerd mall.
30 years ago (1975)
The Crow Wing County commissioners have issued a challenge to their neighbors -- Aitkin, Morrison, and Cass Counties -- to show their prowess, not in area-wide programs for material benefit of the citizenry this time, but on the golf course.
40 years ago (1965)
Two Brainerd police officers were called on to lend their aid when tornados struck in the Minneapolis area last week. Ken Bjerkness and Selmer Dahl are attending a police training course at Arden Hills.
60 years ago (1945)
Crow Wing County will receive $12,300 for use on state aid roads and $54,300 for use on county aid roads, from the state road and bridge fund.
80 years ago (1925)
Notice to bicycle riders: You are hereby notified that bicycle riding on the sidewalks of Brainerd is prohibited by city ordinance.
100 years ago (1905)
George E. Trent, who was in the city yesterday, has closed a deal with Thos. Beare, proprietor of the Ransford Hotel, whereby he becomes general manager of this popular establishment.
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