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This Was Brainerd- Jan. 5

20 years ago (1991)

The Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team opened the season with two losses but now has won seven straight, the latest a 52-39 victory over Monticello. The Magic packed the lane against Margit Rinke and Sarah Northway, but Shelly Breen scored 17 points.

30 years ago (1981)

(Photo) Judge Clint Wyant helps his new colleague, Judge Robert Ryan, adjust his robe after a swearing-in ceremony in District Court chambers. Ryan will serve as county judge for Aitkin and Crow Wing counties, along with Bob Graff and Darrell Sears.

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) John Kienitz, Chamber of Commerce manager, and Jim Bedard of the Jaycees are shown with the three major trophies that will be awarded at the big snowmobile derby this weekend. Races will be held Saturday and Sunday at Donnybrooke.

60 years ago (1951)

(Adv.) Starts Tomorrow at the Brainerd Theatre, "King Solomon's Mines," based on the classic tale by H. Rider Haggard. Three Years in the Making, see Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger star in the Greatest Adventure Romance of Them All.

80 years ago (1931)

Rep. Harold Knutson, (R) St. Cloud, Minn., has introduced a bill in Congress to fix minimum water levels for six northern Minnesota reservoir lakes. We are not opposing the nine-foot channel, he said, but want to preserve our lakes for our people.

100 years ago (1911)

On January 1 the Northwestern Telephone Exchange announced a reduction in the rate of telephoning from Brainerd to Deerwood. The old rate was 50 cents, and was the subject of much trouble and discussion. The new rate will be 20 cents.