20 years ago (1985)
Sandy Smith rambled for 229 yards on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns as Brainerd trampled St. Francis 28-8.
30 years ago (1975)
A Minneapolis planning consultant told a group of Brainerd businessmen that the main goal when renovating a downtown area is to insure that the money spent reaps economic benefits. Planting a few trees in a downtown area will not produce economic return.
40 years ago (1965)
More than 340 full-time students have pre-registered at the Brainerd Junior College. This figure represents an increase of 70 students over last years' record.
60 years ago (1945)
Skies began to clear at noon today and highways were filling as tourist automobiles began to enter the Brainerd area to start an old fashioned Labor Day holiday in pre-war style.
80 years ago (1925)
Tuesday was "Brainerd Day" at this Crow Wing County Fair and the Brainerd City Band furnished several concerts during the afternoon. The Brainerd shops baseball team played the Pequot nine.
100 years ago (1905)
The schools of the city opened and the enrollment by tomorrow it is thought will reach that of last year at the opening, which was about 1800.
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