20 years ago (1989)
A nationwide outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease, a virus contracted mostly by young children and transmitted easily, has hit Brainerd. Dr. Marilyn Peitso, a pediatrician at Brainerd Medical Center, says the disease is usually not dangerous but is contagious.
30 years ago (1979)
The Brainerd City Planning Commission has recommended the approval of the final plat for a townhouse development in southeast Brainerd. Edgewood Townhomes, to be built by Ray Madison, will consist of six four-unit buildings.
40 years ago (1969)
(Photo) Construction work is under way at the Good Samaritan Home for the aged being built at the end of South Seventh Street in Brainerd. There will be 90 beds in the nursing home and it is expected to open in May or June.
60 years ago (1949)
Over 600 pheasants have been released in widely dispersed sections of Crow Wing County, according to the Brainerd Sportsmen's Club. Martin Dullum of Nisswa raised 400 and Gene Dyke of Merrifield 510. Only 644 survived for release.
80 years ago (1929)
Do you know that Brainerd is the headquarters for the 150,000 tourists who visited the area in 1928? That in the territory there are 800 sleeping and housekeeping cottages? That over 10,000 people can be accommodated? That tourists spent $275,000 in 1928?
100 years ago (1909)
Dr. David Hilton and family, of Lincoln, Neb., were in the city Saturday on their way to Pelican Lake to join other members of the Pelican Lake Outing Club for their annual camp.
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