20 years ago (1988)
Brainerd lost 20 businesses and about $4 million in gross retail sales in 1986-87, but remained among the top Minnesota cities for retail sales per capita.
30 years ago (1978)
Christmas wishes in BHS from the senior class requests aren't too difficult for Santa to handle. Todd Lyscio has asked for a stereo and Laura Brutsman would love a mink coat and a Volkswagen Rabbit.
40 years ago (1968)
Brainerd City Council approved a regional library contract and voted to go ahead with repair of the old water tower at last night's meeting.
60 years ago (1948)
Judge Richard C. Ebert disclosed today that he has resigned the office of municipal judge. Ebert stated that after Jan. 1, he would be associated with M.E. Ryan, Clem A. Ryan and Donald Ryan.
80 years ago (1928)
The St. Joseph's Hospital free will offering radio fund neared the $150 mark, as members of the committee continued with the campaign to raise $1,800 to purchase a master radio set to bring cheer to patients in the hospital.
100 years ago (1908)
One of the handsomest displays of goods for the holiday trade to be seen in the city will be that of J.A. McLellen, the Laurel Street florist. He has his room handsomely decorated with holly wreaths.
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