20 years ago (1987)
For the fourth year in a row, the Cass County commissioners voted against raising their pay. Salaries will remain at $12,760 per year.
30 years ago (1977)
The residents of the Good Samaritan Center will be making a tour of Brainerd to look at the Christmas lights. They will visit both the business and residential areas. After the tour they will be treated to hot chocolate and cookies.
40 years ago (1967)
Brainerd Dispatch Headlines:
City grants $35 monthly pay increase to city employees.
U.S. to withdraw 35,000 troops from West Germany.
Mike O'Leary to spend year in Swaziland.
60 years ago (1947)
Butter prices hit an all-time high in the Brainerd retail market today with sweet cream butter quoted at 99 cents per pound. This is the highest quote in Brainerd on record.
80 years ago (1927)
The best thing about visits to farms to see the pigs, calves and sheep is not seeing pigs, calves and sheep. The best thing is seeing the boys and girls and the next best thing is seeing the farmers and their wives. A little more of fellow-feeling comes with each such visit.
100 years ago (1907)
Holiday traffic is coming on with a rush. There were over 75 passengers for the Twin Cities, besides a large number of other places.
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