20 years ago (1989)
Brainerd Mayor Bob Olson has hit the jackpot. He learned today that the Minnesota Lottery director has selected Brainerd as the site of one of six regional lottery offices. Olson, working with area legislators, has been working since August on the site.
30 years ago (1979)
The Brainerd Water and Light Board provided good news and bad news for citizens who want to continue drinking unfluoridated water. The good news is the board will set up an unfluoridated tap at the pump house; the bad news is they won't be able to deliver water.
40 years ago (1969)
(Photo) Carl Jacobson of Crosslake speared this 25-pound, 12-ounce northern at Rush Lake last week and weighed it in at Crosslake where this photo was snapped.
60 years ago (1949)
Bror Erickson, Thirteenth Street in Brainerd, won the annual home decorating contest conducted under the auspices of the Brainerd Jaycees. With recognition of having the most attractive home goes a turkey and his name engraved on a plaque in city hall.
80 years ago (1929)
Coach Warren Kasch put his Brainerd basketball squad through intensive drills today with more than 20 players taking part. They are now conducting private practices in the new Washington High School gym.
100 years ago (1909)
People using the Red Cross Stamps on letters and packages should bear in mind that they must affix regular postage stamps as well. Red Cross Stamps are not postage.
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