20 years ago (1983)
Awesome. There isn't a better adjective to describe the way Brainerd Community College's defensive unit performed en route to a 14-7 triumph over Vermilion for the Northern Division Football Championship here.
30 years ago (1973)
The Crow Wing County commissioners approved preliminary plans for remodeling of the courthouse. A committee from the Crow Wing County Historical Society discussed future plans for a museum site.
40 years ago (1963)
Northern Pacific Railway's budget for 1964 calls for an expenditure of nearly $34.5 million for new equipment and improvements.
60 years ago (1943)
Advertisement: Save Tires and Gas! Shop and save in Brainerd. Do your part to hasten victory. Save deliveries by carrying your own packages. Walk and shop to save unnecessary driving.
80 years ago (1923)
"That shoplifter must be out of his mind."
"I just saw him enter a piano store."
100 years ago (1903)
Ethel, "What did you do when Gus proposed to you?
Mabel, "I was so surprised I puckered up my mouth to whistle, but I remembered that would be unlady like, so I hurried and pressed my lips against his to keep myself from whistling."
--Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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