This Was Brainerd - Dec. 3
20 years ago (1997)
How low are gas prices in Brainerd? Nearly 20 cents lower than other areas in outstate Minnesota. Prices in Brainerd ranged from $1.05 to $1.09 per gallon, while gas was $1.19 in Aitkin and $1.24 in St. Cloud. In the Twin Cities, gas was as low as 95 cents per gallon.
30 years ago (1987)
(Adv.) Why pick Iven's? How about because our famous Pan-Fried Walleye is just like eating "shore lunch." Happy Hour from 5 to 6 daily features the choice of three $5.95 dinners. Try our Sunday Brunch - Just $5.95 (children under 12 - $2.95). Iven's on the Bay.
40 years ago (1977)
(Adv.) The Castaway Supper Club, located just south of Pillager, is open Wed. through Sun. Again this winter - you bring in your beef or venison steaks and we'll prepare them for you, plus salad, roll and baked potato - for just $1.50.
60 years ago (1957)
A revised proposal for the new post office building in Brainerd was approved by the county commissioners. The county will donate land east of the courthouse and pay $5,000 while receiving the old post office building on S. 6th Street. The new post office is expected to cost $550,000.
80 years ago (1937)
Seven new recruits were initiated into the National Guard's local 34th Tank Co. at the monthly social meeting in the armory last night. Commanding officer Capt. E.B. Miller related that the company had scored "excellent" in 21 of 25 categories at summer camp at Camp Ripley.
100 years ago (1917)
Police officers Scott and Nordstrom raided the soft drink parlor on Laurel Street run by George Anderson at 2:00 this morning. They found a quantity of whiskey. Anderson was drunk at the bar and John McGarry, who later died, was unconscious on the floor.