20 years ago (1984)
Jim Koerper, president of St. Joseph's Medical Center, announced today that the center will lay off 21 staff members and cut the hours of 16 or more. Reasons, fewer patients and shorter hospital stays.
30 years ago (1974)
A special committee to study the problem of how to handle water and light surplus money within the requirements of the city charter was named at the Water and Light Board meeting.
40 years ago (1964)
Staples businessmen said "thank you" to at least 1200 of their rural patrons who turned out for the annual Farmers Night on the town held last evening in Staples.
60 years ago (1944)
Nicknames in Washington High School: Bob "Dude" Lindell, Bob "Porky" Berg, Chuck "Smoothy" Cossette, Don "Casanova" McComas.
80 years ago (1924)
"What made you think you could get your watch fixed at a secondhand store, you gink?"
"Well, only the secondhand was broke."
100 years ago (1904)
The Brainerd Lodge of Elks is in receipt of a very beautiful present in its shape of a large grass mat made by the American Grass Twine Co. The mat is done in different colors and the insignia of the order is woven in the center. It is a beautiful thing and will be highly prized by the order.
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