- 20 years ago (1999)
Sweden and Minnesota have mosquitoes and mail delivery in common. Conny Jacobson, of Sala, Sweden, visited Brainerd and helped Len Loukota deliver his route - and swat a few mosquitoes. The Brainerd Post Office sorts mail by machine, but at home Jacobson says they still sort by hand.
- 30 years ago (1989)
Baxter council members were warned again that any attempt to take over Crow Wing Power lines in Baxter will bring on a fight. The council is exploring creating a municipal utility that could operate its own power system or contract with Brainerd for service. They say Crow Wing Power's rates are too high.
- 40 years ago (1979)
(Photo) Kari Larson, 16, and Britt Erlanson, 17, both of Brainerd, are shown holding trophies they received for being chosen as two of the top 15 finalists of the Miss Teen USA Minnesota Pageant, held June 16 in Minneapolis.
- 60 years ago (1959)
Luck was riding with the Brainerd Braves yesterday as they marked their sixth straight victory of the season, 6-3 over Henning. Daryl Adair went the route, giving up just seven hits. But Henning stranded 14 runners as Adair walked 11 batters and hit another to stay in hot water.
- 80 years ago (1939)
(Adv.) Open for the season tomorrow night! Club LaGuyal - the most unique night club in the Northwest. Choice wine, liquor and beer, plus food from our excellent chef. Dancing every night to Ambrose Meyer and his Dixieland Band.
- 100 years ago (1919)
(Adv.) Starts tomorrow for 4-Day Engagement at the Park Theatre! "Sunnyside," starring Charlie Chaplin and our own Tom "Fat" Wood, the first Minnesota man in the movies. Let's fill the house Sunday and show California we appreciate our native son. Admission 25 cents.