20 years ago (1982)
If you're not a drag racing fan, you'll be in the minority this weekend as the Brainerd area plays host to between 40,000 to 60,000 dragster enthusiasts during a three-day event.
30 years ago (1972)
Bike marathons for four different age groups and consisting of three different routes will be held Saturday, with the Brainerd YMCA sponsoring the events.
40 years ago (1962)
The new ski hill near Gull Lake will hold a grand opening Thanksgiving Day. Hanson advised area resort owners to begin work toward winterizing their cabins to handle people coming into the area during the winter months.
60 years ago (1942)
Officers informed those present at the Defense Council meeting that Brainerd is in the target area. It is only a few flying hours from Hudson Bay where an enemy carrier might be sent. It is even within a few flying hours to the Aleutian Islands where the Japanese have a foothold.
80 years ago (1922)
Dr. J.A. Thabes has purchased a Buick Model 23-six-55 four passenger sport model from the Imgrund Auto Co.
100 years (1902)
The Brainerd Marine Band will give its weekly concert in the N.P. Park tonight. The stores will not be open as the railroad men were not paid today.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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