20 years ago (1983)
John Backlund of rural Merrifield trains his 3-year-old mare, Tanya B., for the upcoming summer harness racing circuit. For 13 years Backlund has trained and raced standard bred horses.
30 years ago (1973)
Two 1000-watt unbreakable lights have been installed by the city Water and Light Department in the center of Gregory Park.
40 years ago (1963)
Roger Twombly, Washington High School graduate, has been named a winner in Time magazine's 27th annual current affairs contest.
60 years ago (1943)
The Kittenball season directed by the physical fitness committee of the Civilian Defense organization will be opened in Brainerd, July 6. The games will be sponsored by the Y.M.C.A.
80 years ago (1923)
With the advance of the summer season, tourists from more distant points are arriving in Brainerd. An Oklahoma car arrived this morning, and at the campsite visitors are registered from Kansas, Illinois and other states.
100 years ago (1903)
Chas. Hoffman has received his new gasoline launch which he will place on Gull Lake. The boat is a beauty. It is 16 feet long and 55 inches wide and will hold eight people.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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