20 years ago (1989)
The future of a snowmobile trail near Graydon Avenue remains uncertain. The Brainerd City Council approved a recommendation that the trail remain along its current route, despite complaints from neighbors, but Minnesota Power and Light has the final say.
30 years ago (1979)
(Photo) Retail Development Committee members recently elected by the Brainerd Chamber are: Steve Esser of Esser's Warehouse Liquors, John Sundby of J. C. Penney, Marc Serani of Northwoods Books and board liaison Bill Graham of the Elf Shelf.
40 years ago (1969)
Echo School, the last remaining one-room school in Crow Wing County, opened its doors this week to 10 students from the Route 1, Deerwood area. Mrs. Lillian Kienow of Brainerd teaches the five girls and five boys.
60 years ago (1949)
The South Long Lake Muskies trounced the visiting Brainerd DeMolay baseball club 14-4 on Sunday, aided by 18 errors on the part of the visiting nine. The Brainerd nine actually out-hit the Muskies by 7 to 6.
80 years ago (1929)
Charges were made today that stockholders in the Ten Thousand Lakes Fur Co. had been mulcted of $400,000 and that the losses led to the suicide of a major investor. Four fur ranches in our vicinity were involved, including the Brainerd-Oak Lawn Muskrat Ranch.
100 years ago (1909)
Ed Mraz of this city was the fireman on the freight train which was hit by the No. 2 in the wreck at Detroit Lakes. He is home for a few days recovering from the results of a hasty exit through the cab window just before the two trains crashed.
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