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This was Brainerd- Jan. 21

20 years ago (1991)

A Merrifield man was arrested for allegedly shooting a firearm into the air to scare his neighbors at the Spencer Road Trailer Court. The neighbors felt they were being shot at, but Sheriff Dick Ross said the shot was in the air. The charge will be second degree assault.

30 years ago (1981)

(Photos) This 20-6 northern was angled out of Gull Lake in 20 feet of water by Roland Holsapple of Brainerd, using a sucker minnow. Pat Mulroy of Nisswa was fishing a chub minnow in 20 feet of water in Gull Lake when this 10-13 walleye grabbed hold.

40 years ago (1971)

The Crow Wing County Commissioners have resolved to establish the county's own tract index for property, but isn't sure how it will accomplish that. Abstractor Earl Jenkins owned the books and moved them out of the court house, later selling them to Del Junker.

60 years ago (1951)

Two companies of the 194th Tank Battalion will leave Brainerd tomorrow to the roll of drums and the blare of martial music. The truck convoy, which left last week, is already at Camp Rucker, Alabama, according to a telegram from Capt. Hal Masem.

80 years ago (1931)

With all bowlers rolling high, consistent scores, EMBA crashed their way to a two-game win over Lively Auto at Van's alleys. They established three new records in the process, including “Speck” Hansen's three-game 682 total and a single game team count of 1005.

100 years ago (1911)

A northsider gave the following original definition of a bachelor at a party the other evening: “A bachelor,” said the gentleman, “is a shining example of how providence will endow some men with luck.”