20 years ago (1982)
One longtime Brainerd business will be moving out of the central business district, but 12 new stores will be taking its place. Richard Volkmuth, owner of the building that houses the S&L Store, has decided to turn that building into a downtown mini mall.
30 years ago (1972)
The Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners had approved a budget calling for expenditure of $2,160,283 in the coming year, a drop from the $2,169,283 of the current year.
40 years ago (1962)
Parents of some 340 children in the Brainerd School District who will enter kindergarten next year are being given an opportunity next week to learn if their children's eyesight or hearing needs attention before they begin their school careers.
60 years ago (1942)
Brainerd's Warriors closed the final chapter on the 1942 grid season by downing the Staples Railroaders, 25-0 in one of the most decisive battles ever scored by the Brainerdites over Staples.
80 years ago (1922)
Judge (trying liquor case): "What is the next case?"
Clerk (absently): "Scotch, your honor."
100 years ago (1902)
Mrs. Uppton: "Why, I thought your little dog was white!"
Mrs. DeStyle: "So he was; but I had him dyed brown to match this dress."
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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