20 years ago (1981)
Campfire boys and girls from the Baxter School First Grade Bluebird Club recently launched this year's candy sale fund drive on behalf of Brainerd Lakes Campfire, with the first box of candy sold to Mayor C. Elmer Anderson.
30 years ago (1971)
The Brainerd City Council last night ordered a feasibility report and authorized the proper officials to make application for an Economic Development Agency grant to help pay the cost of a new bridge across the Mississippi River near the Junior College.
40 years ago (1961)
Youth Appreciation Week is being observed in Brainerd and they nation this week by the Optimist Clubs. In Brainerd this year's observance is the first because the Optimist Club is newly formed here.
60 years ago (1941)
Professor Cobb, speaking to the Rotary Club cited the present situation as one of grave danger. Mr. Coff called upon everyone to back the president's program in fighting against the menace of Hitlerism.
80 years ago (1921)
Special chicken dinner will be served at the Ransford Hotel Thursday evening. $1.00 per plate. Special music furnished by the Louisiana Red Devils Orchestra.
100 years ago (1901)
It would appear that Brainerd in the not far distant future will be in the "ten-cents-a-shave" class of cities, some of the barbers having already cut their prices from 15 to ten cents a shave.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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