20 years ago (1980)
Strong winds combined with rain early this morning to cause minor storm damage throughout the Brainerd area. In Nisswa, where the storm appeared to be the most severe, broken windows, power outages and fallen trees were reported.
30 years ago (1970)
Twenty-seven members were present for the meeting of the veterans of World War I barracks No,. 1289 of Brainerd and Auxiliary. Plans were made to hold the annual picnic at Lum Park August 19.
40 years ago (1960)
Gull Drive-In Sun.-Mon.-Tues. Never has the screen been stunned by such spectacles. Steve Reeves in "The Last Days of Pompeii."
60 years ago (1940)
Employment of full time assessor was studied by the Brainerd City Council. Brainerd's rapid growth makes a full time assessor advisable, several members of the Council believed.
80 years ago (1920)
A flying machine passed over Brainerd at a high altitude Friday morning. By many it was believed to be Lieutenant Walter Bullock, well known Minneapolis flier who is well acquainted with this Northern country.
100 years ago (1900)
A new $45 range adorns the kitchen of Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Dullum. Mr. Dullum has treated his fine residence to three coats of paint this summer.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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