20 years ago (1981)
The forest fire danger in Brainerd has begun to build as scant rainfall fell in the area during the past two weeks. The area is about 5.75 inches deficient in moisture.
30 years ago (1971)
Brainerd is one of 16 communities in northern Minnesota being considered for inclusion in a study by the center of study of local government which is located at St. John's University. Three of the 16 communities under consideration will be tabbed for the study report.
40 years ago (1961)
Brainerd's newest industry, the Larson Manufacturing Company, will be moving into a new building here in July. A drive to raise $50,000 in debentures and Build Brainerd, Inc. stock is currently under way according to Chairman Robert Olson.
60 years ago (1941)
-- John Dale Whitlock, a student at the State University, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Whitlock, over the weekend.
-- Howard Hill spent the weekend with his mother. He returned Sunday to St. Paul where he is a student at Hamline.
80 years ago (1921)
Saturday night was very stormy and little Alice was quite frightened, so was told to say her prayer and go to bed. After meditating a while she exclaimed, "I think I'd better wait till it stops raining, mother, 'cause my prayer will get all wet going up to heaven."
100 years ago (1901)
"Our grocer's mind never rises above business."
"I sent him an order and just for the novelty of it dated it thus: 1-5 MCMI."
"Well he sent us 15 pounds of mince meat."
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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