20 years ago (1985)
Brainerd aldermen sharpened their pencils and took a hard look at requests for the 1986 budget, cutting nearly $211,000 in proposed capital expenses.
30 years ago (1975)
The hit movie, "Jaws" may be playing here, but for many Brainerd residents the best show in town is now playing free of charge at the corner of Sixth and Front. Crowds of curious onlookers can watch a giant crane slowly chew pieces out of the Ransford Hotel.
40 years ago (1965)
Golf pro Frank Bland of the Brainerd Country Club announced that a junior golf tournament will be held Friday through Sunday. Jon Echternacht, swimming instructor, will conduct a program at 3 p.m.
60 years ago (1945)
George and John Cox, Route 3, are going to give Iowa corn farmers some stiff competition as they have some field corn growing that is eight feet tall and still growing.
80 years ago (1925)
Rotary Club dinners are getting to be regular reunions. One meeting a short time ago registered 20 visiting Rotarians. Visiting Rotarians from a dozen states are frequently at the Ransford Hotel on a Tuesday noon.
100 years ago (1905)
Through the influence of the Commercial Clubs of Duluth and Brainerd night mail service has been established on the trains running between Duluth and Staples, and this in addition to the service we already have.
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