20 years ago (1987)
Minnesota lakes and rivers, as diver Bill Matthies has learned, conceal a multitude of historic and prehistoric artifacts. Among those he has retrieved are a pre-civil war musket and a 10,000 year old bison skull.
30 years ago (1977)
The Nisswa Fire Department members and their families were hosted to a special "Day of Appreciation" at Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake. The fire department was called to the resort on two occasions during the summer.
40 years ago (1967)
Bids are in for the first phase of a road construction project which will provide a bituminous surface roadway on the entire loop around the west side of Gull Lake beginning with the Pine Beach Road.
60 years ago (1947)
The Brainerd Crow Wing County Municipal Airport Commission was assured of $60,000 in federal funds for partial construction of the airport.
80 years ago (1927)
While gasoline dropped three cents a gallon in St. Cloud today, no cuts in the gasoline price was reported in Brainerd. The cut in St. Cloud was due to a gasoline war.
100 years ago (1907)
The grand concert and ball given at Gardner's Hall Tuesday evening to raise funds for park improvement was a great success. There was a large attendance and every thing went off nicely.
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