20 years ago (1980)
This next year is going to be a very difficult one financially. However, I would hope the council would give some consideration to the expansion and modernization of the Fire Hall. Space could be made available by the demolition of the old City Jail. Happy New Year to all. -- C. Elmer Anderson, Mayor of Brainerd.
30 years ago (1970)
With the background of such a busy productive year and the dedication of every one of our citizens, your other city officials join me, I am sure, in feeling of confidence that the coming Centennial Year will be a noteworthy one for Brainerd. Happy New Year, George Bedard, Mayor.
40 years ago (1960)
Happy New Year Greetings to All. Let us resolve that each one of us will strive to make Brainerd a better place for our homes and loved ones. Let us offer a prayer that the strained tensions of the world will be eased. With this I join with Tiny Tim in saying, "God bless us, every one." -- Levi Johnson, Mayor.
60 years ago (1940)
A number of parties complimenting Dr. and Mrs. A.M. Mulligan have been given in the past week. Dr. Mulligan and family are leaving Brainerd soon, Dr. Mulligan having been called for active Army duty.
80 years ago (1920)
Happy New Year Greetings from Brainerd Business Firms. Buying in Brainerd makes a greater and busier Brainerd.
100 years ago (1900)
And now with resolutions clear,
we all begin a glad new year.
And may prosperity be thine
in this twice blessed McKinley time.
-- Compiled by Bob Turcotte
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