20 years ago (1981)
Backed by citizen donations totaling $3,579, the special committee working to restore the carillon bells atop the Crow Wing County Courthouse is tentatively planning a "Rededication Concert" in two months.
30 years ago (1971)
Brainerd residents will have a chance to see more than 40 aircraft fly over on Sunday, Sept. 12, when the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association holds its second annual Minnesota Air Tour, en route from Alexandria to Duluth.
40 years ago (1961)
A new dry cleaning process will be shown for the first time on Friday at Harold's Cleaners in Brainerd. This will be the first place that it will be used in the United States according to Wayne Fezler, president of Quick and Clean Inc., the company installing the process.
60 years ago (1941)
Request of city employees for wage increases ranging from 15 to 25 percent of their present salaries was definitely tabled by the city council last night.
80 years ago (1921)
Brainerd's oldest story:
"I notice that the ladies have quit carrying their money in their socks," said the philosopher of this column. "Dresses and petticoats are shorter everyday and the stockings are so thin you can see through them. Accordingly any fat purse hidden in a stocking would soon make its presence known."
100 years ago (1901)
-- Ed Slipp went down to take in the state fair today.
-- Mr. and Mrs. G.D. LaBar returned from Cass Lake yesterday.
-- Ed Dressen came down from Two Harbors to celebrate Labor Day with the boys.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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