20 years ago (1984)
Sports news in Dispatch: The Minnesota Vikings have given a lifetime contract to Bud Grant to return as coach of the National Football League team. Grant's return is certain to help ticket sales and team promotion.
30 years ago (1974)
The Brainerd City Council gave its unanimous approval Monday night to the hiring of three new officers for the police department.
40 years ago (1964)
Residents of three Brainerd nursing homes will be able to watch their favorite programs on television thanks to the Brainerd Service League. The television sets have been presented free of charge.
60 years ago (1944)
A poll of department store Santas disclosed that the top request on most children's Christmas list is that Santa "send my daddy home from overseas." The purchase of an extra war bond by all of us will be a great help to the old gentleman in carrying out that Christmas mandate.
80 years ago (1924)
Ed Tom O'Brien, a student at Georgetown University, is expected home tonight to spend the holidays with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Con O'Brien.
100 years ago (1904)
* You will never be trusted if you do more to gain an enemy than to serve a friend.
* Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all Holmes.
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