20 years ago (1982)
A group of dedicated Brainerd School District residents is holding a series of meetings in an effort to come to grips with a very difficult to define subject, quality of education.
30 years ago (1972)
Americans will have much for which to be thankful as they celebrate Thanksgiving Day but they apparently must wait another year for a Thanksgiving Day without hovering war clouds.
40 years ago (1962)
Evert Holm, chairman of the Brainerd Chamber of Commerce Christmas Decorations Committee reported that $6,185 had been contributed by 201 Brainerd business and professional firms toward the purchase of 36 new lines of Christmas street decorations.
60 years ago (1942)
Girls from Brainerd gathered last night at a dance held in the armory at Camp Ripley. This affair was sponsored by the Minnesota State Elks Association. Miss Cathryne Carmichel was in charge of arrangements for securing Brainerd girls.
80 years ago (1922)
Dr. R.A. Beise is nursing an injured nose, the result of cranking his car. The crank flew out of the place and struck the doctor quite a blow.
100 years ago (1902)
Kitty: "Constance is wearing a diamond ring on her engagement finger. I'll bet she's only trying to fool folks."
Maude: "Oh, it's an engagement, all right; she told me about it. The engagement is with her dentist, you know, and she put the ring on for fear she might forget."
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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