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This Was Brainerd- Mar. 13

20 years ago (1991)

Merrill Larson will do just about anything to lure people into his store — and his strategy is working. Larson, owner of L & L Liquidators, Highway 371 North, has wrapped his building with colorful lights and set up mechanical animals beside the highway.

30 years ago (1981)

Kaye Frey, news director for radio stations KKIN and KEZZ in Aitkin for the past 11 years, will retire from the station this month. She was a board member and president of the Northwest Broadcasters Assn., and is a correspondent for the Brainerd Dispatch.

40 years ago (1971)

Miss Sharon Koering, daughter of the Jack Koerings, Brainerd, has been selected for membership in the United States of America All-Student Band. The band will be performing concerts in ten European countries this summer.

60 years ago (1951)

Construction of the new St. Joseph's Hospital will begin in May, barring unforeseen delays. Seven contractors are expected to submit bids. The new, 119-bed hospital will be built on the plot of ground south of the present hospital.

80 years ago (1931)

Brainerd high school and all citizens are proud to entertain the district and regional basketball tournaments this week and next in Brainerd. Supt. W. C. Cobb has asked Brainerd fans to sit in the east half of the gym, leaving the west half for visitors.

100 years ago (1911)

Whether the Sunday delivery of mail through the windows at the Brainerd post office shall be discontinued will be decided by a vote of postal patrons. The business community, the Ministerial Assn. and the trade unions already expressed their opinions.