20 years ago (1983)
The first annual Paul Bunyan Festival was deemed a success by its general chairperson, Jane Gunsbury.
30 years ago (1973)
Jim Madden, president of Madden Brothers, Inc. located at Gull Lake and Little Falls, was presented the 'Retailer of the Year' award by the Minnesota Licensed Liquor Retailers Incorporated.
40 years ago (1963)
Some 135 persons have registered for courses in the fall session of the Brainerd Junior College Adult Evening School, according to Dale B. Nathan, director.
60 years ago (1943)
A policy of free theater tickets with every war bond purchase, effective at once, was announced today by Mark Miller, manager of Paramount Theater.
80 years ago (1923)
"I asked my 5-year-old youngster," writes P.W., "If he could tell me why the little hand on a watch goes faster than the big one." His reply was, "I guess it's for the same reason I have to run when I go walking with you, isn't it daddy?"
100 years ago (1903)
A little girl, age 9, called her father to her bedside the other evening, "Papa," said the little diplomat, "I want to ask your advice."
"Well, my dear, what is it about?"
"What do you think it would be best to give me on my birthday?"
Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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