20 years ago (2000)

If Crosslake can be compared to a ribbon, stretching along a two-lane highway, there are plans to put a bow on it. Construction begins this week on the Crosslake Town Square project that will mingle green space, public access and retail development into a pedestrian friendly environment.

30 years ago (1990)

Word that the Minn. PCA will attempt to include the old Brainerd city dump on its list of sites to clean up was actually good news to Dick Beal. The volunteer director of the Paul Bunyan Arboretum says the old dump is just 35 acres of the 500-acre arb, and is no hazard to anyone using the facility.

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40 years ago (1980)

(Adv.) Try Our Catch of the Week! Grade A, Long-Grain Wild Rice – lb. $4.99 – with a free booklet of the Wild Rice Story and recipes. Smoked Small Whitefish – lb. $2.09. Northern Pike Fillets – lb. $1.99 – or buy 25 pounds at $1.84 per pound. Morey's Fish House – Brainerd and Motley.

60 years ago (1960)

Robert Ryan, 30, son of Brainerd attorney Clem Ryan, was admitted to the Minn. State Bar yesterday and has joined the Brainerd firm of Ryan, Ryan and Ebert. He is a graduate of St. John's Univ. and William Mitchell School of Law. He served as a Marine Corps jet pilot in Korea in 1954-55.

80 years ago (1940)

(Adv.) Yes Siree, It's Here! Roast Turkey served as you like it. Sandwiches – 20 cents, Turkey Plate Luncheon – 30 cents. Also try our Fresh Filet of Walleyed Pike – 30 cents, or Whole Broiled Mackerel – 35 cents. It's our new food service at the Ransford Hotel Tap Room and Lounge.

100 years ago (1920)

Thomas and Charles Britton returned Sunday morning from western Montana where they have been prospecting during the summer. They have staked out two claims yielding good looking samples of silver, lead and gold, they said, located in the vicinity of some very rich mines.