20 years ago (2001)
Prime time television will include live broadcasts of the Brainerd City Council meeting tomorrow. Charter Communications, whose employees volunteered to install the equipment, said the cameras are ready to go. A Charter employee will man the cameras until the council makes a hiring decision.
30 years ago (1991)
The Brainerd Bees clinched their first berth in the Class C state amateur tournament with a 16-4 win over Sobieski in Region 8C. Todd Vanek and Keith Peterson led the hit parade with a combined six runs, eight hits and drove in 10 runs. Warren Mertens hit a two-run homer.
40 years ago (1981)
The Moral Majority probably won't sue Crosby teacher Doug Mayfield, but it won't ask for his autograph either. An English teacher at C-I High School, Mayfield wrote a song blasting the group as “holier than thou.” After the record's release it became a hit and is moving up the charts.
60 years ago (1961)
The Northwest Paper Co., with a mill in Brainerd, has given the Central Minn. Council of the Boy Scouts a tract of 183 acres of timbered land for camp and conservation purposes. The parcel of land adjoins the current Boy Scout Camp Clyde on N. Long Lake, which consists of 61 acres.
80 years ago (1941)
It'll be a big day for the Nelsons on August 5. Miss Marie Nelson, daughter of Mrs. J.P. Nelson, will marry Claude Nelson, daughter of Mrs. Gladys Nelson. Bridesmaid will be Miss Shirley Nelson, sister of Claude Nelson. The best man will be Irving Nelson, brother of Marie Nelson. And, they are all Brainerd residents.
100 years ago (1921)
The cars lining both sides of the street around Gregory Park during last night's band concert were counted, and it came to 176 cars. This included the popcorn wagons that were present. There was also a large crowd of pedestrians, making this the best attended Municipal Band concert this season.