20 years ago (1988)
Clifford H. "Cliff" Carlson, veteran Brainerd forester, whose firefighting career started in the days of horsedrawn water tanks and extended into the era of airplanes and helicopters, will retire Thursday.
30 years ago (1978)
After failing to reach agreements through routine negotiation, the city of Brainerd and its four labor unions have entered mediation for settlement of the new wage contracts.
40 years ago (1968)
Brainerd School District residents face a possible choice this fall between a 20 mill tax increase or another bond issue to raise almost $300,000.
60 years ago (1948)
The Luxury Dairy Bar, handling luxury ice cream and operated by Bernard Swanson, was opened today at 105 A Street, northeast. They will serve malted milks, milk shakes, sundaes and ice cream dishes.
80 years ago (1928)
Rain is an absolute necessity here. Fields are dry, roads are dusty and moisture is a prime essential to aid farmers and to act as a binder on our roads. One hundredth of an inch fell yesterday afternoon.
100 years ago (1908)
For Rent: Suite of two large offices, is steam heated in the Bane Block, $9 a month.
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