JANUARY 14 - 60 years ago (1947) - Positive assurance that the Benedictine Sisters Benevolent Association, owners and operators of St. Joseph Hospital, will build a new hospital here was received Monday by the president of the order.
...while Henry Viken won the position of treasurer. 100 years ago (1907) A genuine P.P. Stewart Base Burner guaranteed to give more heat. Has a large fire box, full nickeled trim. $35 to $55. Sold on early payments. D.M. Clark and Co.
NOVEMBER 15 - 60 years ago (1949) - Slayer of the biggest deer to date in the local deer and bear contest is Frank Gilmer of Brainerd with a 248-pound buck, just beating out the 241-pounder shot by Bennie Thrun of Fort Ripley. Contest director Earl Mondor says 368 deer are registered thus far.
60 years ago (1944) - The A.A. Arnold grocery truck, driven by Charles Cossette, was damaged today by a hit-and-run driver traveling west on Front Street.
80 years ago (1927) - We have a good town in which good people live. We believe in our town and its citizens our countryside is flourishing. Our schools and churches are factors in our development. We are glad that one day has been set apart to pay our spiritual gratitude to the giver of all good things.
40 years ago (1969): A crowd that filled the council chambers and spilled into the hallway discussed, argued and berated fluoridation for two hours before the city council. Rep. Don Samuelson suggested they discuss the matter further with state officials.
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