It's beginning to look like the Brainerd New Center will be a huge success story. The BN Center, located in the Burlington Northern shops area may be for real. The BN Center is beginning to look like more than just an idea.
30 years ago (1974)
The area's first real summer storm had anxious eyes cast skyward last night as a tornado watch went into effect and then an electrical storm hit. The fire department was called out twice.
40 years ago (1964)
The Minnesota State Firemen's Convention, which will bring between 1000 and 1500 persons here during the next four days, opens tomorrow.
60 years ago (1944)
Dispatch Headlines: Invasion! Warships, Air Forces back landings in Normandy. Americans, British, Canadian Forces storm French Coast; mighty fleets back invaders.
80 years ago (1924)
According to reports confirmed by local Northern Pacific Shop officials, the boilers for the new power plant at the Brainerd Shops have arrived and work on this long anticipated improvement is to begin at once.
100 years ago (1904)
Many Brainerd people did not understand perhaps why the shop whistle blew this morning at 7 o'clock instead of 8 o'clock. The change in the time is explained by the fact that there is a new arrangement of working hours t the Northern Pacific Shops.
--Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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