20 years ago (1992)
Can you imagine what Garrison Keillor would say about a house with one door and no windows? This isn’t Lake Woebegon, but Dean and Vi Hanson have the only house in Brainerd without a window, located at 1210 13th Street SE. But they don’t live there.
30 years ago (1982)
Brainerd public school enrollment in Grades K-12 stands at 5,698 students, down 52 from last year’s total of 5,750, according to Supt. Bob Gross. The peak enrollment year was in 1963-64, with 6,502 students. There has been a steady decline since then.
40 years ago (1972)
State Senator Winston Borden has asked the governor to “take all necessary steps to lower Mille Lacs Lake by at least two feet before freeze up.” Borden said “we have tried to emphasize the extent of property damage to residents.” He urged dredging of the outlet channel.
60 years ago (1952)
(Photo) Gov. C. Elmer Anderson gave everyone a smile as he stepped from the voting booth at the Nisswa polling place in Tuesday’s primary election. No one objected to risking a guess as to how he voted. Mrs. Anderson also cast her vote at Nisswa.
80 years ago (1932)
Responsibility for carrying out the ambitious program of development for the Gull chain of lakes rests on the shoulders of John W. Schaefer, engineer of Minneapolis. Other officers of the Gull Chain Association are John M. Bye, Stewart Mills and Mr. Brown.
100 years ago (1912)
William Sinclair and George Dubois were fortunate in their hunting expedition, bagging quite a few chickens. Prairie chickens this year are fat and the best of eating. Hunters say the birds eat very little of the farmers’ crops, eating mostly grasshoppers and bugs.