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This was Brainerd- Feb. 2

20 years ago (1991)

The Warrior gymnastics team discovered the value of a team meeting. They hadn't been satisfied with how things were going, so coach Dave Maras asked, “How good do you want to be?” They responded with a school record 144.35 to win their invitational.

30 years ago (1981)

The Brainerd Police and Fire Civil Service Commission elected new officers and gained a new member. Ernie Wozniak, retired vice president of First Bank Brainerd, joined the three-member body and Bob Miller was elected president. Dick Johnson is the third member.

40 years ago (1971)

Brainerd National Bank has been purchased by John O'Brien, 37, owner of a bank in Askov. Sellers were Everett Lassig, John Schaefer, Paul Read, “Red” Welshons, Francis Cummings and Earl Nelson. Lee Krautkremer will join the new staff.

60 years ago (1951)

(Adv.) Tonight, at the Brainerd Theatre, see “All About Eve,” with Bette Davis and Anne Baxter. Starting tomorrow it's “The Glass Menagerie,” starring Jane Wyman and Kirk Douglas. At the Paramount, see Abbott and Costello in “Naughty Nineties.”

80 years ago (1931)

(Adv.) Specials for tomorrow only: Rye, white or whole wheat bread, 1.5 lb. loaf - 8 cents; Raisin white, sweet rye or Dixie health bread, 1.5 lb. loaf - 10 cents. Soneson's Pastry Shops.

100 years ago (1911)

An agent of the Oliver Townsite Co. has established an agency here for sale of lots in his new townsite by Duluth. It is platted near the new $500,000 bridge of the U.S. Steel Corp.'s projected steel plant. It embraces 135 acres and is a short walk from the plant site.