20 years ago (1987)
Joe DeRosier, of Brainerd, is having his eighth annual Mexican Fiesta and turkey roast to raise money to contribute to orphans in Mexico...WCCO Radio will salute Joe DeRosier as the Good Neighbor on Aug. 31.
30 years ago (1977)
The Paul Bunyan clock was put into place over the weekend as one of the concluding efforts in the downtown improvement projects. The clock is on the node of Sixth and Laurel.
40 years ago (1967)
One-way traffic on Laurel Street as proposed by the city planner was ruled out last night by the city council and a committee of businessmen.
60 years ago (1947)
As the Crow Wing County Fair entered its last day today, it was estimated that by nightfall some 20,000 people will have passed through the gate, thus ending the best attended fair in the history of the county.
80 years ago (1927)
If all Crow Wing County and Brainerd go to Little Falls on Aug. 25 to greet Lindy, it will be a slim opening day of the Crow Wing County Fair at Pequot Lakes.
100 years ago (1907)
Two very bad storms Sunday. Hail storm in the morning in which the largest hail stones fell ever seen in the this vicinity. The miracle block was badly damaged. A loud burst and heavy wind swept over the city in the afternoon.
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