This was Brainerd - Jan. 19
20 years ago (1994)
When the current cold snap ends later this week, Steve Stohr and his employees at West Brainerd Amoco may sleep for a week. He and his tow truck drivers have been busy starting hundreds of cars as temps dropped to 37 below zero at the Brainerd DNR office.
30 years ago (1984)
Gerald Isaacs, chairman of the Metropolitan Council and owner of the former Pine Hotel in Brainerd, will go on trial here for seven alleged fire code violations. The state fire marshal states Isaacs did nothing to correct violations going back to November1982.
40 years ago (1974)
Bids for repairing the Brainerd historic water tower were opened yesterday and the apparent low bid is for $62,500 from a St. Paul firm. City Engineer George Kriha said he would study the bids before recommending an award. The city bonded for $65,000.
60 years ago (1954)
The city council has passed an ordinance authorizing the council to enter into an agreement with the school board to form a joint recreation commission. They threw in $2,500 to help purchase the lights at Memorial Park if the school board matches it.
80 years ago (1934)
Brainerd friends of Edward Bremer, wealthy St. Paul banker and son of Adolph Bremer, head of Schmidt Brewing Co., were startled by news of his kidnapping. Henry Dunn, postmaster and close friend of Bremer, said he was “thunderstruck” by the news.
100 years ago (1914)
There were no robins nesting in Brainerd or crows flying about, but spring was in the air just the same. On the third floor of the Citizens State Bank building the windows were open and sweet melodies were made by thirty members of the Brainerd City Band.