20 years ago (1982)
The Brainerd High School Danceline is one of six high school dancelines selected to perform at Prep Bowl I, the Minnesota State High School League State Football Championship and Music Spectacular, set at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
30 years ago (1972)
Brainerd West Side merchants are planning special West Side Days Sept. 22 and 23. On tap are a variety of activities and events ranging from a visit by Clancy the Cop to a skydiving exhibition.
40 years ago (1962)
The famous Black Hills Passion Play, with a cast of 125, to be unfolded in 22 scenes on the stage of the Tornstrom Auditorium, requires tons of scenery, hundreds of costumes and wigs and a crew skilled in the staging of mammoth productions.
60 years ago (1942)
Officers and defense officials who viewed Brainerd's "blackout" from the top of the water tower, declared that the test was a "complete success," and that during that period the city could not have been found by an enemy air raider.
80 years ago (1922)
Brainerd's fame as the center of the lake region and gateway to the finest opportunities for fishing and hunting is spreading daily and attracting sportsmen from all over the state and nearby states.
100 years ago (1902)
Anyone buying one pound of baking powder for 25 at M.J. Reilly's this week will be given a three-bar box of fine toilet soap.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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