This Was Brainerd - May 5
MAY 5 20 years ago (1994) The grand re-opening of Reed's IGA Market in Crosslake was more like a homecoming party. Aisles were full, parking lot packed and customers smiling after eight months without a full service grocery store. A blaze at the ...
20 years ago (1994)
The grand re-opening of Reed’s IGA Market in Crosslake was more like a homecoming party. Aisles were full, parking lot packed and customers smiling after eight months without a full service grocery store. A blaze at the market last Sept. 1 shut the store down.
30 years ago (1984)
A new committee composed of concerned Brainerd business leaders is wrestling with longtime problem of limited parking in the central business district. The committee is headed by Ed Menk. Brainerd Improvement, Inc. has $21,000 that could be put to use.
40 years ago (1974)
Jack Ruttger, president and general manager of Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, will be featured speaker at the annual Resorter’s Banquet at the Elks Club. The dinner is sponsored by Brainerd businesses as “welcome back” to area resorters for the season.
60 years ago (1954)
For the first time in the history of Carl Sidney Hanson post and auxiliary of the American Legion here, a man and his wife will head the two organizations at the same time. Robert W. Nelson was elected post commander and his wife named president of the auxiliary.
80 years ago (1934)
There was a hay blockade on South 6th Street between Laurel and Maple Streets, when a heavily laden truck dumped its load as it rounded a corner. Several of the bales struck parked cars and blocked the entire street, causing a traffic tie-up.
100 years ago (1914)
Alderman Smith, of the committee examining city hall plans, says a contractor has said it will take roughly $75,000 to build the city hall alone, plus $8,500 for the fire hall and $18,000 for the jail. The architect said all three could be built for the bonded $75,000.
Celebrate “Brainerd History Week”
June 16 - 22. For information:
BrainerdHistoryWeek.com; or call co-chairpersons Carl Faust at 829-0137 or Mary Koep at 829-9793.