20 years ago (1980)
Latest addition to the Brainerd Area Civic Center Arena, 550 to 600 seats have been installed and artificial ice will be available tonight for the first of two nights of free skating which will open the 1980-81 season.
30 years ago (1970)
Mrs. Herman Molin was voted the trophy for the most improved speaker at the meeting of the Brainerd Toastmistress Club Thursday. In keeping with the theme for the month, "Our problem, the State of Minnesota," Mrs. Molin reviewed early Minnesota history.
40 years ago (1960)
The Annual 4-H Achievement Award Program was held here Saturday night and saw a number of members and leaders recognized for outstanding club work during recent years. Several important awards were presented to club members.
60 years ago (1940)
Mrs. Gilbert Tuttle and Mrs. Melvin Esser won the honors when their bridge club met Tuesday evening at the home of Miss Dorothy Krekelberg, 403 North Bluff.
80 years ago (1920)
Brainerd Dispatch headlines:
-- Hays predicts sweeping drift to G.O.P. Tuesday
-- Minnesota is moonshine headquarters of N.W.
100 years ago (1900)
If every voter in this city would secure one of Truelsen campaign cards and put the statements on the back thereof to the test of the local market the result would be disastrous. Barefaced falsehoods never made votes for any man.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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