20 years ago (1989)
Crosslake's old city hall was demolished by order of the mayor and city council to make room for the new U.S. Post Office building. The chimney and furnace room were the last to go. Pat Hoag, street supervisor, handled the demolition in stages.
30 years ago (1979)
In a wide-ranging interview with the Dispatch, Gov. Al Quie said that a fuel tax increase of four cents per gallon is needed to fund the 61 highway projects that have been canceled across the state due to lack of funds.
40 years ago (1969)
Gov. Harold Levander announced plans to seek approval of a $150,000 Upper Great Lakes Regional Commission grant to help finance an addition to the Brainerd Area Vocational Technical School. Total cost of the addition is $750,000.
60 years ago (1949)
Two 19-year-old "beer bottle bandits" were held by police today after stealing a car, then slugging and robbing a tavern keeper. The two, from west Brainerd, hit Leonard Perry over the head with a bottle and stole $50 from "Blondie's" tavern on Upper Gull Lake.
80 years ago (1929)
(Adv.) The Beautiful Paramount Theatre, Home of Paramount Pictures. Grand Opening on Saturday, December 21 at 11 a.m. A golden-voiced screen, so natural, so perfect that you'll actually feel the presence of the performers, installed at enormous expense.
100 years ago (1909)
Several arraignments of parties indicted by the grand jury occurred the past two days. James Kegg, the Indian, was charged with the murder of a fellow Indian near Deerwood. Gottfried Peterson was charged with the murder in Cuyuna last Thanksgiving.
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