20 years ago (1980)
General plans for the Brainerd-Crow Wing County Airport Terminal were approved by the Airport Commission. The plans call for the construction of a $1,200,000 terminal which would be about 10,000 square feet.
30 years ago (1970)
Approximately 150 children participated in the fishing contest held last night at the Gull River Bridge west of Brainerd. The contest was the first special event of the summer sponsored by the Recreation Department.
40 years ago (1960)
-- The Gateway open every Sunday night throughout the season.
-- Dance -- Veit's Green Lantern, music by Salitros Concertina Band.
-- Wedding Dance at Shing Wako Saturday.
-- Wedding Dance at Dirck's Hillside Saturday.
-- Dance at the Spotlite in Nisswa Saturday night, music by the Hi-Lites.
60 years ago (1940)
Brainerd Daily Dispatch headlines:
-- Italy jumps in war. Land thrust on Nice seen.
-- Nazis drive spearhead within 25 miles Paris
-- Duce sends two million into action
-- FDR may outline compulsory training
80 years ago (1920)
The Chamber of Commerce has taken up the matter of disposing of the city garbage. It has been brought to the attention of the club that there is a very unsanitary condition in the city due to inadequate means of handling garbage.
100 years ago (1900)
May: "How many times did he kiss you in the railroad tunnel?"
Fay: "I didn't count, and he says it is a dark secret."
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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