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This was Brainerd - April 4


20 years ago (1991)

The Crow Wing County Board authorized the sheriff's department to participate in Project 55, a speed-limit enforcement effort. The project will focus this year on the stretch of County Road 3 from Merrifield to Crosslake.

30 years ago (1981) 

If traffic on area highways seems busier than 10 years ago it could be because we have 6,896 more residents according to the census. There are 41,298 whites, 50 blacks, 191 Indians, 121 Spanish and 41 persons listed as “others.”

40 years ago (1971)

Billy Selisker, who has guided three teams at Sauk Centre and C-I to the state tournament in the past decade, is the new president of the Minnesota State Basketball Coaches Assn., and also the recipient of a tribute from C-I fans, 150 of whom have already signed a card.

60 years ago (1951)

Burglars entered the Jenkins Liquor store early this morning, the fourth time in a year that the store has been hit. The thieves walked off with $135 in merchandise and cash. Manager Bill Harms said this was the smallest of the four losses.

80 years ago (1931)

The sap flows freely from the maple trees at the picturesque “sugar bush” adjoining the Indian Trading Post on Mille Lacs Lake. Six thousand pails hang from trees in the Post, with two trucks rushing the sap to the kettles to be cooked down to syrup.

100 years ago (1911)

While coasting down Oak Street in Southeast Brainerd last week, a rider lost control of his wheel, struck a rock, flew over the handlebars, struck on his head and smashed the bicycle against the curbing.

—Compiled by Terry McCollough