20 years ago (1981)
As the sun rose this morning, so did area residents to find frost covering the ground. Temperatures plunged to 28 degrees overnight, resulting in the first statewide freeze this fall.
30 years ago (1971)
The history of the church of St. Francis of Assisi in Brainerd began more than 100 years ago in the village of Crow Wing at the junction of the Mississippi and Crow Wing Rivers, South of Brainerd. The first Catholic Church was built at Crow Wing in 1852 by Father Francis Pierz in 1867.
40 years ago (1961)
-- Folgers coffee, 2 lbs. $1.29
-- Hunts catsup, 5 bottles $1.00
-- Pillsbury flour, 50 lbs. $3.29
-- Granulated sugar, 10 lbs. 89
-- Port butt roast, lb. 35
60 years ago (1941)
Closing the day's program tonight, an amateur show at the freight depot platform, Seventh and Front, will highlight window unveiling and Harvest Opening festivities at 9:15 p.m.
80 years ago (1921)
-- Farmers are bringing potatoes and cabbages to town.
-- M.M. Kinney, charged with speeding with an automobile, was fined $5
100 years ago (1901)
The Jonesville District has received a nice lot of books and some new furniture. No excuse for not going to school now.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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