20 years ago (1984)
Rose Wise and her dog, Gizmo, have been visiting schools and nursing homes to entertain during the holiday season. Gizmo wears a Santa suit and drives a toy car.
30 years ago (1974)
The Brainerd Recreation Commission hired a Pillager man as the city's new full-time recreation coordinator. Michael R. Hinson, was named to the post.
40 years ago (1964)
The Brainerd City Council approved a capital outlay budget for the Water and Light Department which calls for improvements totaling $928,000.
60 years ago (1944)
Winter came to town in Brainerd this morning bringing the coldest weather registered here since a year ago. Temperatures tumbled to 17 degrees below zero with light snow flurries.
80 years ago (1924)
For quick sale One Thor electric washer $66. One Geyser electric washer $20. These machines taken in on trade are in good condition. Brainerd Electric Co.
100 years ago (1904)
The Palace of Sweets.
* Xmas mixed -- lb. 15 cents.
* Xmas kisses -- lb. 18 cents.
* Xmas Old Time -- lb. 10 cents.
* Filberts -- lb. 15 percents.
* Pecans -- lb. 15 cents.
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