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This Was Brainerd - Oct. 29


20 years ago (1997)

A routine prisoner transport took a dramatic turn today. Deputy Eric Klang was taking two prisoners from the jail annex the courthouse when he saw a car driving erratically. He gave chase, with speeds reaching 70 mph, before the car crashed into another behind the Westgate Mall.

30 years ago (1987)

A total of 117 deer were taken at Camp Ripley during last weekend's archery hunt. A total of 11 bucks weighing more than 200 pounds were taken, including a 239-pounder by Merrifield's David Heath and a 213-pounder by Brainerd's Ron Abear. The largest buck weighed 250 pounds.

40 years ago (1977)

"It was a good game," said a water-soaked Ron Stolski, Warrior head football coach. Brainerd ended the season with a hard-fought 7-6 win over Little Falls. Though there was no snow or rain, Stolski and the other coaches were treated to a "shower party," with each one being tossed into the showers.

60 years ago (1957)

Cars County Sheriff Buck Simpson says that all loot taken from a man who pulled a gun on a policeman in Moorhead was taken in store robberies over the weekend in Pine River. The man, who stole a number guns, had escaped after a chase in a Jeep, on foot and on a bicycle.

80 years ago (1937)

The November term of district court in Brainerd will swing into action at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2 before Judge Fullerton. The first order of business will be hearings on petitions for citizenship, with 27 persons set to be heard. Their exams start at 9 a.m.

100 years ago (1917)

The county went "over the top" in the Liberty Bond drive. The quota was $350,000 and more than $436,000 was subscribed. "It's gratifying to see how well the people have responded," said George LaBar, president of the 1st National Bank. We are alive with patriotism.