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This was Brainerd

20 years ago (1990)

(Photo) In a valiant team effort on behalf of Christmas Toys for Tots, KLIZ radio broadcaster Al Travis and his dog, Buddy, have been camped in a tent on Washington Street for five days. Drive chair George Brancato says thus far donations are lagging.

30 years ago (1980)

(Photo) Pat Rider, former Brainerd policeman, now handling the same duties at Anchorage, Alaska, poses with this Dall ram he shot on a hunting trip to the Alaska Range. His hunting partner also shot a ram, both about four miles from the airstrip.

40 years ago (1970)

What a difference a week makes. Brainerd Golden Gloves coaches and fighters are happy after registering five wins in eight bouts with Wadena and Little Falls mittslingers in the first home card of the season. Last weekend the team claimed only one win.

60 years ago (1950)

Plans are underway by the Junior Chamber of Commerce to sponsor the annual contest to choose a girl who'll reign over the city as queen of winter activities. William Van Essen, manager of Van's Café, was named chairman of the queen contest.

80 years ago (1930)

What sounded like a burglar walking around in the basement was in reality a fire, Fred Anderson learned when he investigated a noise at 4:20 a.m. Efficient work by the fire department prevented any heavy damage.

100 years ago (1910)

The Cuyuna Range towns of Crosby, Ironton, Deerwood and Cuyuna had their saloons and malt shops closed yesterday and today by deputies. This makes dry all lands under the Indian Treaty of 1855, with the exception of 12 saloons in Bemidji.