20 years ago (1987)
Crow Wing and Southern Cass County law enforcement officials have joined forces this year with the Marine Corps League in an effort to deliver Christmas gifts to more than 800 area children.
30 years ago (1977)
The Brainerd State Hospital is asking the Legislature for a $5 million appropriation for remodeling work and to meet various fire standards and life safety codes.
40 years ago (1967)
Volunteers by the dozen are again at work to make certain that patients at the Brainerd State Hospital have a happy Christmas. Some 5,075 gifts have already been wrapped for 633 patients and there are 650 patients still to go.
60 years ago (1947)
Dear Santa Claus:
My sister wants a doll that cries. My brother wants an electric train and my little brother wants a toy farm. Your friend, Margy, Bobby, Tommy and Dorothy Maurer, Rt. 3, Brainerd. P.S. And I want anything Santa wants to bring.
80 years ago (1927)
I took an exam this morning."
100 years ago (1907)
The merchants of Brainerd are making some handsome displays in their show windows of articles suitable for holiday gifts. There are a great variety shown and they are handsomely arranged in most instances.
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