20 years ago (1980)
Tim Martin tossed a six-hitter and didn't allow an earned run in pitching the Brainerd VFW team to a 5-3 victory over Staples in a game played here Tuesday.
30 years ago (1970)
Miss Nancy Knutson and Miss Deanna Winkleman of Brainerd have arrived in Europe to begin a two-month tour of the country. Both are teachers in the Osseo School system.
40 years ago (1960)
Business and employment figures for Brainerd for last month held up fairly well compared to a year ago despite a big decline in construction work this year. Total employment here was off only 288, although employment in the construction field was 450 lower this year than a year ago.
60 years ago (1940)
Led by "Pinky" Boyd, playing his first game as catcher and poling home runs in his first two trips to the plate, the YMCA last night downed Thrifty's 8 to 5 in an "A" league game.
80 years ago (1920)
The biggest of all community picnics ever attempted is to be held at Lum Park, Brainerd, June 25, 1920. Farmers and businessmen through the county are going to take part in this all-county celebration.
100 years ago (1900)
Susie : "So Harry is going to take you to the theater, is he?"
Maude : "Yes, indeed."
Susie: "Do you think he will get a box?"
Maude: "Oh, he always does. Marshmallows don't cost so very much you know."
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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