20 years ago (1987)
Bravo for the Brainerd City Council for allocating up to $3,000 for a downtown skating rink. It is one way to capitalize on the eyesore left in the aftermath of the Laurel Street fire.
30 years ago (1977)
Carl Foster of Hardware Hank in Brainerd was awarded the "Presidents Award" for being one of the top Hank's paint dealers in the Midwest.
40 years ago (1967)
Brainerd is being considered by at least five industrial firms as a site for manufacturing plants, the city council was told.
60 years ago (1947)
The Board of Directors of the Brainerd Civic Association endorsed the plan recommending that the city of Brainerd adopt a European city to which food, clothing etc. be supplied by this community.
80 years ago (1927)
The average Minnesotan would not trade the brand of weather we have been enjoying the past few days for the sunshine of California with the earthquakes or the ideal temperatures of Florida. Our 1927 weather is just right and will not be traded in for any new product.
100 years ago (1907)
Over $60,000 was paid out, nearly all in gold to N.P. Shops employees. This amount will largely go into the hands of the local merchants or back into the banks and will thus be added to the available currency in the sector.
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