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This Was Brainerd — Mar. 25

20 years ago (1991)

Crow Wing County Social Services Director Dennis Johnson has joined acting Police Chief Lyman Dahl in defying an arrest threat by County Attorney Jack Graham. Graham has threatened arrests if officials remove children from homes without imminent danger.

30 years ago (1981)

(Adv.) New from First Federal - The Flexible 6-Month Money Market Account - it yields up to 12.524%. Just open it for $5,000 and make deposits and withdrawals as long as the minimum is at $5,000. First Federal Savings & Loan - Brainerd.

40 years ago (1971)

Thoughts of 18 turnovers were swept aside by the Warriors thrilling, come-from-behind 67-56 victory over Robbinsdale in the opening round of state tourney action. Larry Bunnell led Brainerd with 17, followed by Timmons with 16 and Caughey with 15.

60 years ago (1951)

(Adv.) $10.00 Spot Cash for Dead Cows and Horses. Animals 300 to 1,000 pounds at $1.00 per hundred weight. Lovely Gifts Offered for Dead Calves, Hogs and Sheep. BLY Rendering Plant. Contact Tank's Texaco Station in Brainerd for more details.

80 years ago (1931)

The two Cass County jail breakers, who were in incarcerated for killing and skinning beaver from the Ramsay fur farm at Pillager, are in custody again. Officials in Alberta, Canada, caught them in a burglary and they are being deported here to stand trial.

100 years ago (1911)

The school house in District No. 6, St. Mathias, burned the first of the week, having been in the path of a forest fire. Sheriff Reid reported a prairie fire south of Crow Wing, with flames rolling along at a fierce gait and to a height of from 10 to 12 feet.