20 years ago (1988)
Central Minnesota, an area from Cambridge to Brainerd, was hardest hit by the drought and will have a very uncolorful fall when the leaves turn.
30 years ago (1978)
Dwight Brooks, a 45-year-old land developer from California, has built a six and a half foot long radio controlled battery powered tug boat. The tugboat, which was first launched on Gull Lake July 4 is equipped with bells, a water pump and a gun that squirts a stream of water.
40 years ago (1968)
Eighty-two more kindergarten students than had been anticipated showed up for classes this fall. The total elementary enrollment stands at 2,503, compared to 2,424.
60 years ago (1948)
As a means of introducing to the public the Brainerd-Crow Wing County airport project, the Airport Commission, headed by Walter Wieland, has announced an open house Sunday afternoon.
80 years ago (1928)
The Park Board has cleared a space 400 feet square in the new part of Lum Park and a ditch is being constructed preparatory to making the cleared space into a baseball diamond. A grandstand is also being erected.
100 years ago (1908)
Deerwood School opened today with 30 pupils on the higher department and 32 in the primary.
Oscar Erickson, our shoemaker, is building a residence across from Wickstroms Carpenter Shop.
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