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This Was Brainerd- Sept. 23

20 years ago (1991)

Ron Storstad of Brainerd caught an event-record 21-1 northern to finish first in the 17th Annual Northern Pike Tournament at Ron's Squaw Point on Gull Lake. The previous record was 19-5, caught by Ron Kobes of Brainerd in the 1981 tournament.

30 years ago (1981)

(Adv.) Schedule of Current Savings Rates! 6-Month Money Market Certificate - $10,000 minimum - 14.379%; 30-month Savings Certificate - $1,000 minimum - 14.0%.Brainerd Savings and Loan Assn.

40 years ago (1971)

(Adv.) Used Cars - Clearance Priced! 1960 Desoto 4-door - $88; 1963 Oldsmobile F85 with V-8 and 3-speed - $138; 1964 Pontiac V-8 with automatic - $158. Wood Motor - 217 Washington St.

60 years ago (1951)

A stepping up of fish stocking in the area was announced by Walter Gulbranson, area fisheries superintendent. Two bass ponds yielded 15,000 fingerlings which were stocked in five Crow Wing County lakes, and 884,000 walleye fingerlings went in 35 lakes.

80 years ago (1931)

J. S. Lewis, Long Prairie attorney, transacted business in Brainerd today. He said it was his first visit here since eight years ago when he assisted in the formation of the new American Legion post in Brainerd.

100 years ago (1911)

 Fred Drexler has a county fair exhibit on display at his blacksmith shop on S. 6th Street gathered from the Drexler-Baker farm at Nary. There are carrots weighing five pounds, a cabbage weighing 21 pounds and a hill of nine potatoes weighing 6.5 pounds.