20 years ago (1981)
After nearly two years of discussion and study, the Crow Wing County Board decided that the County Poor Farm, plus an additional 80-acre parcel of land adjacent to it, will be used as wildlife management area for a trial period of five years.
30 years ago (1971)
Susan Eleanor Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.K. Anderson, 434 Tyrol Drive, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota on July 16.
40 years ago (1961)
Former President Harry S. Truman, who commanded Old Battery D in World War I, is scheduled to visit the 35th Infantry Division Saturday while the Missouri and Kansas National Guard unit is in summer training at Camp Ripley.
60 years ago (1941)
Hottest day of the year! Old Sol blazed down on Brainerd today as temperatures skyrocketed to 95 degrees at 1:30 p.m., the highest temperature recorded at the forestry station this year.
80 years ago (1921)
Last time today. New Lyceum Theatre, the pride of Brainerd. Fatty Woods who appears in the thrilling comedy-drama "The Spenders."
100 years ago (1901)
Henry P. Dunn said, "I am of the opinion that someone who is charitably inclined and who is public spirited would receive praise of the populace if he or she would paint the grandstand in the N.P. Park. It is an eye sore.
Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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