20 years ago (1984)
Starting Saturday, two new mail rural routes will be added to the present 11 routes, meaning, in some cases, an earlier mail delivery time. "The change is due mainly to economics," said Don Rasmussen, postmaster.
30 years ago (1974)
The temperature was 88 degrees when the New Zealand ambassador and his wife flew to Washington D.C. to spend the weekend fishing on Pelican Lake. A few hours later they sat in borrowed snowmobile suits, as Saturday below freezing cold and snow flurries took over.
40 years ago (1964)
The YMCA membership drive was a success. The totals of new and renewals revealed that the drive produced 88 family memberships.
60 years ago (1944)
Bear trouble, which gave authorities what was described as a sort of seasonal disturbance, today had livestock, men and beekeepers of the northwoods country up in arms as a vigilante committee for the protection of their herds and honey.
80 years ago (1924)
Brainerd Lodge No. 615 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks are preparing for the big state convention in this city. In 1925 First Financial donors were Con O'Brien $100, and W.H. Fawcett $100.
100 years ago (1904)
Local News: 200 baskets of grapes at Bane's, 20 a basket. The M.B.A. has paid to Mrs. Mary J. Anderson, an accident claim of $300. She had an arm broken some time ago.
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