20 years ago (1982)
When Scorpion Industries in Crosby went under in 1980, Roger Worth, the manager then, swore he had his fill of the recreation business. Less than a year later though, Worth bought the snowmobile factory and now has it running again -- this time producing engines for sport planes.
30 years ago (1972)
The old Brainerd Water Tower and the Headquarters building and shops at the railway yards here have been added to the state inventory of Historic Sites by the State Review Committee for the National Register of Historic places.
40 years ago (1962)
Brainerd will likely have bus service for at least one more month. The Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted to pay the insurance premium to operate the bus during the month of December.
60 years ago (1942)
Brainerd housewives can buy coffee again today. Coffee, which has been off the market for one week, can be purchased with sugar ration stamps No. 27. One pound of coffee will be available every five weeks.
80 years ago (1922)
Mrs. Rox: "Some of the most fashionable people are wearing their last year's clothes."
Mr. Rox: "Yes, I told my tailor to be careful to put a patch in my new raincoat where it would show."
100 years ago (1902)
The Bay Lake Store paid 30 a pound for butter last week. Wonder if the Deerwood Creamery is putting up the price on us.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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