20 years ago (1987)
Variety and a fast pace are two reasons why Cathy Schermann enjoys her job as head cashier at the Tom Thumb store near Brainerd International Raceway. Her helpfulness toward Tom Thumb customers singled her out for recognition by the Brainerd Area Chamber of Commerce Market Expansion team.
30 years ago (1977)
The Brainerd United Way Campaign has gone over the top. The goal at the beginning of the campaign was $85,000. The total received to this point is $85,486 with more contributions coming in.
40 years ago (1967)
Leonard Holmstrom, assistant passenger traffic manager for the Northern Pacific Railway, met with Brainerd business and civic leaders to explain his firm's position in the move to have passenger trains 11 and 12 discontinued.
60 years ago (1947)
The Krech 4-H Club Saturday was named the Outstanding Crow Wing County Organization during the annual Brainerd Civic Association sponsored banquet. The Krech Club led an array of project medal preparation in all fields of 4-H work.
80 years ago (1927)
Distribution of aid to school departments and classes in Minnesota this fall will total $8,339,148,82. Crow Wing County's share will be $139,113.
100 years ago (1907)
A prominent businessman who keeps in touch with the entire northwest stated today that the businessmen of Brainerd were in fine condition and taken altogether there was not a city in the state where conditions were more solid.
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