20 years ago (1981)
Matthew Fust, son of Walter and Joyce Fust of Brainerd, was recently named "Student of the Month" by the Brainerd Exchange Club.
30 years ago (1971)
The Brainerd City Council last night approved of a Water and Light Department budget calling for expenditures estimated at $1,714,475 and income estimated at $1,809,800.
40 years ago (1961)
The weatherman today said that overnight lows could be expected from zero to 15 below along with arctic blasts that could reach 100 miles per hour. These winds are not expected to be quite that high, but will pile up snow into drifts and make motor travel inadvisable tonight.
60 years ago (1941)
Forty-five youngsters from needy families of the city gave an uproarious welcome to Santa Claus last night as the generous patron saint of kids made his appearance at the Ransford Hotel under auspices of the Lions Club.
80 years ago (1921)
To be successful all we have to do is to make as much of a business of our own business as we do of the things that are none of our business.
100 years ago (1901)
A.N. Tingleaf, of Brainerd, spent a few days in Merrifield this week calling on old friends. We are always glad to see Ting in town.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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