20 years ago (1989)
Kay Soupy Campbell learned several things last year when she rode 1,000 miles to Yuma, Ariz., to raise funds for cancer patients. First, bring more water in case you are stranded. Second, beware of strangers giving directions for shortcuts.
30 years ago (1979)
Two people escaped from a burning home north of Brainerd moments before it was engulfed in flames. One occupant, Mike Strobel, had fallen asleep on a couch, awakening to see flames shooting from it. A plastic comb in his back pocket melted from the heat.
40 years ago (1969)
The new high-rise building for senior citizens is taking final shape as workmen put the brick facing on the building. Plans call for having the project completed by December.
60 years ago (1949)
A 20-year-old escapee from the Moose Lake work camp, a state penal institution, was shot in the stomach while trying to burglarize the Fort Ripley liquor store. Doctors at St. Joseph's Hospital didn't expect him to live. An accomplice escaped.
80 years ago (1929)
Affiliation of the First National Bank of Brainerd with the First Bank Stock Investment Company was announced today by George LaBar, local bank president. The Twin City company is owned by the First National Banks of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
100 years ago (1909)
A. G. Keen states that Ed Mayo broke all records on the river between Little Falls and Brainerd on his recent trip. He brought the wangans, 100 men and eight horses up from Homebar in a day and a half with his steamboat.
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