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This Was Brainerd- Sept. 9

20 years ago (1991)

Federal defendants in a 33-count, multi-state, multi-million dollar fraud case — which includes the Brainerd International Trade Centre — were sentenced in Tacoma, Wash. The first, Larry Frankhauser, drew 27 months and $9 million restitution.

30 years ago (1981)

The future of Paul Bunyan Arboretum was placed in the hands of voters as the Crow Wing County Board refused to fund the project without consent of the public. The members of the arboretum advisory board were told to “put the issue on the ballot.”

40 years ago (1971)

A 20-year-old former Brainerd man, who escaped from the St. Cloud Reformatory last week, was arrested by the sheriff's office for the armed robbery of Crown Auto. The cash box, but not the money, was found in a cabin he had rented near Whipple Lake.

60 years ago (1951)

Brainerd and surrounding area was hit by the heaviest rainstorm of the season, with 2.75 inches falling in Brainerd. The city engineer reports several of Brainerd's unsurfaced streets were washed out and some residents saw water in their basements.

80 years ago (1931)

Forty cans of rainbow trout fry were received by A. A. Weideman and, in company with Warden A. P. Cardle, were hauled by truck and planted in Pelican and Sand Creeks. The trout may travel as far as Pine River without hindrance as they do better than brook trout.

100 years ago (1911)

(Adv.) Special Land Sale! 160 acres in Section 29 and 20 of Daggett Brook Township - Price $9 per acre with $600 cash and balance to suit. 160 acres in Section 35 of Bay Lake Township - Price $12.50 per acre with $1,360 cash. Contact Smith Brothers - Brainerd.