20 years ago (1999)

Employees at Triangle 1-Stop on Washington St. reported that an armed robbery took place about 11 p.m. last night. The employees told police that two men entered the store wearing black masks and armed with a handgun. They fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

30 years ago (1989)

Members of the R/UDAT team that analyzed Brainerd over several days, told a crowd of 250 at the high school cafeteria that environmental protection and economic growth can be integrated for progress. But that progress can be destroyed by narrow minds and special interests.

40 years ago (1979)

The first step in possibly eliminating the city treasurer's office was taken when the Charter Commission voted 4-0, with one abstention, to recommend the position be eliminated as duties are now covered by an annual audit. Next step is for the city council to act.

60 years ago (1959)

More than $6,000 has been contributed to the Crow Wing Park Fund, moving steadily toward the $15,000 needed to match state funds. Recent large gifts include $287 raised during a special sale at Schaefer's Model Market. All donors will have their names placed on a scroll.

80 years ago (1939)

Upset by the vandalism of a group of “youthful hoodlums,” residents in Northeast vowed to turn over their names to police. What tipped the deal was when boys in a rowboat took two dogs to the island in Rice Lake and abandoned them there without food. Neighborhood men rescued them.

100 years ago (1919)

James McElroy has recently returned from an extended visit in Belfast, Ireland. While he was there he saw the film “Sunnyside,” featuring Brainerd's Tom “Fat” Wood. On his way home the trip was a stormy one and gales blew the ship 300 miles off its course.