20 years ago (1980)
Julie Jensen, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Jensen of Brainerd, was recently selected to be a state finalist in the 1980 Miss United Teenager Pageant set for August 2 at Winona State University.
30 years ago (1970)
There was pushing and shoving in the water at the Lum Park swimming beach Thursday, but it was all part of the fun. The event was the annual Swimming Contest sponsored by the Recreation Department. The races and watermelon scramble were divided into different age groups.
40 years ago (1960)
Brainerd now seems assured of year-round airline service so long as traffic meets minimum requirements of the Civil Aeronautics authority.
60 years ago (1940)
Brainerd Daily Dispatch headlines:
-- Wallace to run with FDR
-- Roosevelt plans radio talk tonight
-- Britain doggedly resists attacks
80 years ago (1920)
-- Wm. V. Turcotte of Turcotte Brothers injured his eye badly when a chip of cement struck the pupil.
-- For the convenience of tourists and even many of our people there should be detour signs posted so as to show the best road east and north out of Brainerd.
100 years ago (1900)
Friend: "Oh, by the way, I have been curious to know whether you were successful with that strange patient you were treating last winter."
Doctor: "I was, partially. He has paid almost half of his bill."
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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