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This was Brainerd

20 years ago (1990)

(Adv.) Free Ski Clinic, December 28 at the Paul Bunyan Arboretum. Free cross-country ski lessons for all ages. Bring your skis waxed and ready to go. Instruction given by members of the Brainerd High School Ski Team and Brainerd Nordic Ski Club.

30 years ago (1980)

(Adv.) Brainerd Country Club Dining Room. Bar-B-Q'd Ribs - any night - $4.95; Half-pound Choice Rib Eye Steak - $6.50; Friday Fish Fry - $3.75; Sirloin Steak for Two - $10.75. Complimentary glass of wine (except for fish fry). More specials daily.

40 years ago (1970)

(Photo) This 27-pound northern, the largest yet reported speared in Paul Bunyan Vacationland this winter, was lanced at Pelican Lake by Mark Kuschke of Merrifield. The lunker was 42 inches long and measured 22 inches around.

60 years ago (1950)

(Adv.) Last Times Tonight: At the Paramount Theatre see Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. At the Brainerd Theatre it's The West Point Story, starring James Cagney, Doris Day, Gordon MacRae and Virginia Mayo.

80 years ago (1930)

F. W. Hagberg, elected by voters to the office of county auditor, has sold the Hagberg Implement Co. to E. W. Nelson, former farm and barn equipment salesman. Improvements are being made to the building at 316 South 7th Street, Brainerd.

100 years ago (1910)

(Adv.) Peevish children are sick children. Don't be cross and slap or scold them. Give them Kickapoo Worm Killer - (it tastes like candy). See how quickly they change to happy, good-natured children. Price 25-cents at druggists everywhere.

-Compiled by Terry McCollough