20 years ago (1983)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry will hold a planning workshop concerning the potential recreation development of a recently acquired 190-acre parcel on the west side of Gull Lake. Brownlee Cote of the Brainerd area donated this land to the state in 1982.
30 years ago (1973)
A check with some of the fuel oil suppliers here has revealed that Brainerd area residents have "dialed down" in an effort to save fuel during the current energy crisis.
40 years ago (1963)
Discovery of geological formalities indicating deposits of iron ore in south central Minnesota near Hutchinson is of unusual interest here because it could mean that the Cuyuna Iron Range actually extends more than 150 miles through central Minnesota.
60 years ago (1943)
Surgical dressing classes in Brainerd will be resumed Jan. 3. The request for a two-month's quota of dressings to be made in one month necessitates the call for a greater number of women and working days.
80 years ago (1923)
Wanted: 100 Brainerd men to enroll in interest-study course in Community Boy Leadership, which the Crow Wing County Council of Boy Scouts will inaugurate Jan. 8.
100 years ago (1903)
Tonight there will be a joint installation of the Masonic bodies in Masonic Hall. The installation will be followed by a sumptuous banquet.
--Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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