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This was Brainerd- Dec. 30

20 years ago (1990)

The Brainerd Public Utilities Commission has decided to postpone for one year its request for city council approval to build a new PUC facility. Superintendent Walt Sjolund said the new mayor and council members should have time for review.

30 years ago (1980)

The bill for reimbursing persons who buy unfluoridated was tallied at last night's Water & Light Board meeting. Secretary Martin Novak said only four people sought payment, which totaled $231.17. Of the four persons, two were one-time customers only.

40 years ago (1970)

(Photo) This 13-7 walleye, the second largest weighed in in Paul Bunyan Vacationland this season, was taken through the ice at Cross Lake by George Dahle, Sioux City, Iowa. He used a rainbow chub minnow. The walleye measured just over 29 inches long.

60 years ago (1950)

PFC Lloyd Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Johnson, Sr., Brainerd, was wounded in the leg and suffered frozen feet, according to a letter received from Korea. He and his unit were trapped by Chinese Reds and had to fight their way out of the trap.

80 years ago (1930)

While Sheriff-Elect Frank Little, and retiring sheriff, Claus Theorin, attended an meeting in St. Paul today, citizens pondered over whom Little will appoint as his subordinates for deputy sheriff and jailer. The name of former sheriff Fred Reid was discussed.

100 years ago (1910)

Little Miss Margaret Sharp, aged 9 years, came down from Bemidji on the noon train and went on to Aitkin where she will visit her aunt. Miss Margaret carried her satchel like a grown-up and her little dolly along to keep her company on the long journey.