20 years ago (1985)
Frank Ripley has adapted one of his four cabins at Sun 'N' Sands Resort on Gull Lake to accommodate handicapped persons, with special ramps, hand rails and plumbing adjustments. He hopes to eventually make all of his cabins handicapped accessible.
30 years ago (1975)
Over 7,000 guardsmen and guardswomen from Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and New Mexico have converged on the 53,000 acre training site of Camp Ripley to begin the two-week training.
40 years ago (1965)
Ak-Sar-Ben, game fish lake and gardens draw many visitors from Memorial Day through September to the Deerwood-Aitkin area. Ak-Sar-Ben (Nebraska spelled backwards) was originated 50 years ago by two Omaha, Neb. brothers.
60 years ago (1945)
Play golf for relaxation at the Brainerd Golf Course. Nine grass greens, 50 cents per week day, 75 cents on Sunday. Instruction for beginners.
80 years ago (1925)
Dr. P.E. Hermansen of Tyler arrived in Brainerd and will be associated with Dr. R. A. Beise in the practice of medicine and surgery.
100 years ago (1905)
Mark's Greatest Bargain Store, 221 South Sixth Street, Brainerd. 300 pairs of ladies fine shoes only $1.45. 100 pairs of children's shoes only 65 cents. Men's straw hats only 25 cents.
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