This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1991)
In a study done for the Gull Lake Property Owners Assn., Alan Cibuzar of AW Research Labs contends phosphorous from the East Gull Lake sewer system will promote vegetation growth in the river, opposite of conclusions reached by the Minnesota PCA.
30 years ago (1981)
(Edit.) It is Pearl Harbor Day today. The Japanese attack sent this nation into World War II with a vengeance. It was a long, bitter battle on two world fronts, but this country never lost its drive and sense of purpose. In the end, victory was ours.
40 years ago (1971)
The Brainerd City Council, in a 6-1 vote, went on record opposing any state highway construction on West Washington Street that would result in closing the crossovers. The action was recommended after a meeting with West Brainerd businesses.
60 years ago (1951)
(Edit.) The new city council, composed of five men from business and two from labor, should find little difficulty meeting the problems that face this body. Those who cast their votes rang down the curtain on clique rule and narrow vision in municipal policy.
80 years ago (1931)
Jack pine logs have been shipped from Brainerd to Kansas City for construction of a log cabin for R. A. Leary, president of Independent Oil Co. O. Simonson of Brainerd, with considerable experience in this field, leaves tomorrow to supervise the construction.
100 years ago (1911)
Charles Rattinger has severed his relationship with the Ransford Hotel and will leave to take charge of the St. Louis Hotel in Duluth, a famous hostelry. As he was the genial secretary of the Elks Lodge, the antlered herd will be sorry to see him leave.