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This Was Brainerd- Aug. 7

20 years ago (1991)

Business is booming in Baxter, but one side effect has been more traffic — and with more traffic comes more accidents. Many residents and business people have asked for a traffic light on 371 near the new Target store. 

30 years ago (1981)

(Photo) Four members of the Brainerd school patrol who will be on duty next fall take a time out from recreational activities at Legionville. Beth Zerfas, Kirsten Clementson, Kari Frisch and Jenny Makousky are among 200 girls attending this week.

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) John Streachek heads into third base as Melrose third baseman Mark Olberding waits for the throw after Alan Wallace's bloop single to load the bases. Brainerd's Legion team stayed alive in the District Six tourney with a 6-1 win over Melrose.

60 years ago (1951)

A couple from Nebraska made one of the best walleye catches of the season in the Crosslake area. Fishing with minnows out of Anchor Point Resort, they caught four, which weighed 10-4, 9-3, and two more over 8 pounds, for a total of 36 pounds.

80 years ago (1931)

(Adv.) Eight O'Clock Coffee - 3 lbs. 53 cents; Heinz Ketchup - 2 large bottles - 37 cents; Sunnyfield Flour - 49-pound bag 99 cents; Sliced Bacon - _ lb. pkg. 14 cents; Pork Roast - lb. 10 cents. A & P Food Stores - Brainerd.

100 years ago (1911)

Tonight will be a busy evening in Brainerd. At 6 p.m. the second baseball game between the Brainerd City team and the Walker Indians will begin, Brainerd having won the first by 14-3. The city council and school board both meet at 8 p.m., as does the Commercial Club board.