20 years ago (1980)
The Baxter City Council last night approved a water extension agreement with Brainerd designed to provide water to the new sweatshop racquetball and fitness club in Southeast Baxter.
30 years ago (1970)
The Brainerd State Junior College Red Raider football team has been revived after a 14-year lapse. Paul Belgum, line coach; Don Thompson, head coach; Bob Johnson, backfield coach and Terry Larson, Athletic Director.
40 years ago (1960)
The inspections are over at the new Federal Building at Fifth and Laurel Streets and offices located in the east end of the building are being filled by federal agencies.
60 years ago (1940)
Brainerd's tax levy was sliced last night for the second consecutive year as the city council voted to levy 22.75 mills on taxable property during 1940, as compared to 23.5 in 1939.
80 years ago (1920)
-- Ernest Ritari is about to build a half-dozen cottages on Squaw Point which will be for sale or rent.
-- John Bye's cornfield is thriving and a large yield is anticipated.
100 years ago (1900)
Mr. Doan has added another improvement to his ranch, by running a partition between the kitchen and dining room, with one of those noiseless swing doors, thus keeping the extra smoke and flies from the tables.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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