20 years ago (1988)
In the Brainerd area, 282 fires so far this season have burned a total of 113,535 acres. Fatigue is becoming a serious problem among fire crews.
30 years ago (1978)
One moment the old Laurel Street Bridge was still standing and the next moment the old bridge went crashing into the water. It took three attempts to get the job done. It will be replaced by a new bridge.
40 years ago (1968)
A colorful crowd, estimated at nearly 10,000 strong, turned out for the opening of the Donnybrooke Speedway here. Some 248 cars competed.
60 years ago (1948)
Brainerd basked in the heat of this years sunniest and warmest day yesterday and over the week-end and sweated through the hottest few days in several moons.
80 years ago (1928)
Joe Ryan, record holder of the Brainerd Country Club course, will leave Saturday for Sauk Centre where he will compete with golf luminaries for the championship of Central Minnesota.
100 years ago (1908)
Frank Swanson shipped his barber shop outfit to Fergus Falls today and will open a shop in that burg.
Harry L. Paine came down from Nisswa this afternoon, after spending a couple of days at his cottage.
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