20 years ago (1981)
The proposed Highway 371 bypass around Brainerd apparently is slipping in priority. Transportation Advisory Committee has recommended that the proposal be dropped into the 11-20 year program period.
30 years ago (1971)
A seven weeks' summer theater season will be held in Brainerd with three productions to be presented. Bob Dryden, drama instructor at Brainerd State Junior College will direct the program.
40 years ago (1961)
Wednesday evening, May 24, the Brainerd Area Optimist Club will be officially organized and chartered. The charter meeting will be held at Sandpiper, Ransford Hotel, with 25 to 30 Brainerd area business and professional men as charter members.
60 years ago (1941)
Brainerd Dispatch Headlines:
-- Over 100 Americans are aboard lost ship; Despair of lives of 323.
-- British hold Sollum, win new battles.
80 years ago (1921)
Thermometer slipped on Friday. No wonder, it was Friday, May 13. Overcoats were in demand.
100 years ago (1901)
The street signs all arrived in the city on Wednesday and are being put into place. Now if the business men will number their places of business, Brainerd will have free delivery July 1st. The indifference of the business men is all that will prevent it.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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