20 years ago (1987)
A dramatic downtown renovation proposal.
The vacant spot left on Laurel Street by the fire, along with the rest of the north half of the block may become the site of the proposed Brainerd Municipal Building.
30 years ago (1977)
"If I had not come" forms the prologue for this year's community Christmas pageant narrated and portrayed by Guy Doud.
40 years ago (1967)
Grade "A" Turkeys, 29 pound.
Smoked hams, 53 pound.
Folgers coffee, 2 pound can, $1.19.
60 years ago (1947)
Gilbert Atwater, Brainerd, won second prize on "Stairway to Stardom" WCCO radio station talent program. Gilbert sang, "I wonder who's kissing her now," on the talent show.
80 years ago (1927)
High school Brainonian humor:
Miss Graham: Why did Carter leave his home town?
R.O.: Cause he couldn't take it with him.
He who laughs last is the one who has it explained to him.
100 years ago (1907)
A. K. Lukens is putting out a neat and unique holiday souvenir consisting of a handsome dove carrying holiday greetings.
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