20 years ago (1987)
The Class of 1932 held its 55th class reunion on July 25 at Brainerd Elks Lodge. Members of the class came from Missouri, Texas, Arizona, North Dakota, Illinois and Minnesota.
30 years ago (1977)
A good crowd turned out at the midway yesterday, boosting Crow Wing County Fair attendance to 64,100. Just 200 short of last year's attendance at the same period.
40 years ago (1967)
An attendance of 7,000 at the last day of the Crow Wing County Fair boosted total attendance to 34,000... considerably higher than last year's 29,100.
60 years ago (1947)
Bathing suits were the order of the day yesterday as King Sol pounded 103 1/2 degrees of heat down on the Brainerd Lakes Region where tourists' autos raced along highways seeking relief of the water's edge from the stifling heat.
80 years ago (1927)
The eighth annual picnic of the Brainerd Fruit Company employees will be held this year at Shady Point Resort on South Long Lake. These picnics are always looked forward to with great pleasure.
100 years ago (1907)
Otto Johnson, who recently conducted a thirst parlor on South Sixth Street, opened a similar institution at Pequot Monday with George Nelson in the role of mixer.
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