- 20 years ago (1998)
Expect the intensified sound of artillery Aug. 8-22 as Camp Ripley hosts the 34th Infantry Division's combined artillery forces for the first time in four years. When the units fire on the ranges from 7 a.m. to midnight, residents will hear a sound like approaching thunder.
- 30 years ago (1988)
State Sen. Don Samuelson, DFL-Brainerd, has asked for a Senate investigation into allegations regarding financing of the Brainerd International Trade Center. He said BITC developer Colin Hall had made unsuccessful efforts to get funding from the cities of Foley and Princeton.
- 40 years ago (1978)
A proposal by the county board to raise the levy limit by up to 10 percent is almost certain to be decided by a referendum. Ben Schultes and Stan Smith presented petitions to the county auditor this morning that they say contain 2,848 names calling for the vote.
- 60 years ago (1958)
Dale Brown extended his hitless pitching string to 24 innings as the Braves won their 11th straight Pony League game with a 6-1 win over the Pirates. The last hit he gave up was to Bob Rofidal on June 27. The hitless streak has continued for all - or parts - of six games.
- 80 years ago (1938)
The Paul Bunyan Exposition opened here today with six Army planes from Camp Ripley roaring at roof-top level up S. 6th Street. Explosions shattered the air, followed by the Washington High School band playing a march and speeches from dignitaries.
- 100 years ago (1918)
A man from Desmet, S. Dakota, writes that he was on the transport ship President Lincoln with Lieut. Commander Wallace Lind of Brainerd when the ship was torpedoed while returning from Europe. The Germans tried to capture Lind but he evaded them.