20 years ago (1988)
For a novice woodcarver, Laurie Lundell is learning fast. Her life-size carving of a mother loon with a baby on its back captured Best of Show honors at Saturdays Minnesota Loon Festival at the Westgate Mall.
30 years ago (1978)
Class reunions filled the streets of Crosby-Ironton. People were dancing or just listening to the music. One observer said it was the biggest thing to ever hit Crosby-Ironton.
40 years ago (1968)
The culmination of 10 years of effort by the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus in Minnesota will come on July 21 with the dedication of the new chapel of St. Frances Xavier in Crow Wing State Park.
60 years ago (1948)
Bits of news:
Brainerd enjoyed a thermometer hike of 94 yesterday, one degree under the July 5, 1947, record of 95.
A mixed concert of marches, ballads, serenades and popular numbers tonight in Gregory Park by the Brainerd Municipal Band.
80 years ago (1928)
Desiring to further improve the beauty of the bandstand at Lum Park, and to add to the convenience of the musicians, the Brainerd Park Board will sponsor a dance next Wednesday, at the Park Pavilion, to raise money for a roof over the bandstand.
100 years ago (1908)
The temperature went climbing today, reaching 96 degrees in the shade before noon. A breeze arose in the afternoon making the weather more endurable.
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