20 years ago (1982)
Efforts to change a Brainerd Water & Light Board set up dating back to 1908 took a step backward as the Brainerd City Council tabled action on a proposed Charter Amendment.
30 years ago (1972)
Ted Eastman, Jr., New Brighton, son of a Brainerd Exchange Club member, will be presenting entertainment at the annual Ice Cream Social to be held August 6 in Lum Park.
40 years ago (1962)
A two million dollar expansion that will add 30 to 40 new jobs here, was announced today by Northwest Paper Co. Phil Budd, manager of the Brainerd Mill, said that a new addition approximately 70x300 feet, will be constructed.
60 years ago (1942)
Gene Bierhaus left yesterday afternoon for the Twin Cities where he will spend the weekend visiting with friends and attending the Aquatennial festivities.
80 years ago (1922)
The Northern Pacific Railway Company will employ men at rates prescribed by the United States Railroad Labor Board as follows:
Machinist, 70 per hour
Blacksmiths, 70 per hour
Sheet metal worker, 70 per hour
Electricians, 70 per hour
Freight carmen, 63 per hour
Helpers, 47 per hour
100 years ago (1902)
The machinists' helpers in the Great Northern Shops truck yesterday for an increase in pay from $1.50 to $1.75.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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