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This Was Brainerd- May 18

20 years ago (1991)

(Photo) Judi Smith, executive director of the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, greets wildlife artist Les Kouba before the Hall of Fame Banquet at Madden’s. Kouba is the first inductee in the chamber's environment hall of fame.

30 years ago (1981)

(Photos) John Wetrosky of Pine River landed this 8-5 walleye using a Little 'N' Lure. Harold Weber of Nisswa hooked this fine two-pound crappie in three feet of water using a jig and minnow. 

40 years ago (1971)

Glen Hasselberg captured medalist honors in the Northern State JC golf tourney at the Birchmont course in Bemidji with a two over par 74. But it wasn't quite enough for coach Terry Larson's Brainerd JC Raiders, who finished second to Itasca JC.

60 years ago (1951)

The Brainerd Dental Society, at a meeting at Van's Café, has endorsed the introduction of fluorination into the city water supply to reduce tooth decay. A copy of the resolution was sent to the Water & Light Board in the hope they will act on it, a spokesman said.

80 years ago (1931)

The lunch room in connection with Fred Yilek's filling station on Laurel Street was hit by fire Sunday morning. An attendant was filling a tank on a cooking range with gasoline. A coffee urn nearby ignited the gasoline, but it was put out, saving the building.

100 years ago (1911)

Today section crews are engaged in building the sidetrack for the new city of Barrows. The grading was about completed yesterday. A large frame building has been completed on Barrows Ave. near Division Street, and will be used as a boarding house.