20 years ago (1983)
Brainerd Area Civic Center members will make a "one-to-one" appeal to area residents in coming weeks in a fund drive aimed at raising $225,000 to pay off the remaining arena mortgage.
30 years ago (1973)
The Brainerd School Board decided to pay up to 50 percent, not to exceed $5,000, for a new double tennis court and for re-surfacing of the present courts. The new court is to be constructed in Gregory Park.
40 years ago (1963)
Mrs. Carl Zapffe, Mrs. Charles Everett, Mrs. Brownie Cote and Mrs. Fred Rogers of the Nisswa Garden Club picked flowers for their 2nd annual fall flower show held at the Nisswa school house.
60 years ago (1943)
With the second day of the all-week statewide blackout alert in effect, Frank Russell, commander of the Citizens Defense Corps in Brainerd, urged business men and householders today to remain on this "alert" throughout the week.
80 years ago (1923)
Vacation Days In Brainerd
While golden sunshine spreads a gleam of splendor on all ways,
And in the words a baby stream is babbling sincere praise,
My tired feet press as in a dream,
The paths of other days.
100 years ago (1903)
I have to hitch the gray mare up an' fetch their trunks an' stuff. Home from the cars, me drive. There a harkin' to the guff about the "lovely hills so blue" an' oh the sparking air! An' all that city tommyrot that makes me want to swear.
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