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This was Brainerd- Jan. 25

20 years ago (1991)

(Photo) The cities of Crosby and Ironton have lined their main streets with American flags and yellow ribbons until the end of the American — Iraq war.

30 years ago (1981)

A nearly disastrous brush fire Saturday afternoon emphasizes the fire danger that exists after unusually warm weather. A man walking his dog near Gilbert Lake dropped his cigar in the brush. The resulting blaze burned within 50 feet of the man's home.

40 years ago (1971)

Fire bombs were thrown through the windows of the A&J Rib House, on Highway 6 north of Crosby, and the Fifty Lakes Liquor Store. Neither was seriously damaged. In both cases it was a Pepsi bottle filled with gasoline and a rag for a wick.

60 years ago (1951)

J. E. Chalberg, dean of the Brainerd Junior College, explained what the induction-enlistee policy of Gen. Marshall would mean to students. Students who receive their induction notice can enlist and still finish the school term, rather than be drafted right out of class.

80 years ago (1931)

The score - Brainerd 20, Staples 19 - is but a faint indication of the fast-breaking game that Staples was doped to win. They led by 7-2 at the quarter and beamed with confidence from every pore. But Brainerd's 6 of 8 free throws did them in.

100 years ago (1911)

(Adv.) E. Mark, the popular horseman of the Northwest, will be here Saturday with two car loads of fine heavy horses, suitable for farming, logging and driving purposes. Sales starts at 10 a.m. at the N. P. Railroad stock yards.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.