20 years ago (1980)
It's not pretty, but it works -- that's what Don and Mayva Kottke say about their new rooftop solar heating system that heats the Crow Wing Lake Campground swimming pool to an even 82 degrees, saving up to $1600 in fuel oil costs.
30 years ago (1970)
Property taxes for the support of schools in Minnesota have increased more than 50 percent in the last two years. The increase in Crow Wing County is much greater. The increase amounts to 92.84 percent in two years.
40 years ago (1960)
Thirty resort caravan routes have been mapped out by Chairman Bill Van Essen and Chamber of Commerce executive secretary Verner Anderson for Tuesday's annual tour by local businessmen.
60 years ago (1940)
Brainerd Daily Dispatch headlines:
-- French stop Nazi tanks; Allies bombard Hamburg
-- Two million in fierce battle 200 mi. front
-- Italy warns U.S. on intervention and aid to Allies.
80 years ago (1920)
At 8 Tuesday evening the fringe of a tornado hit Brainerd with a roar like a freight train. Some rain fell and sections reported heavy hail. Hundreds of shade trees were uprooted and broken. Many roofs were blown off or damaged.
100 years ago (1900)
Purchaser: "I would agree to your price if I were only sure that the little dog would be faithful."
Dealer: "Faithful? Well, I should say so. I have sold him a half dozen times already and he has come back every time."
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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