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This Was Brainerd- Sept. 30

20 years ago (1991)

Suicides in Crow Wing County may be slackening slightly, but the rate remains disturbingly high. A study done by the Dispatch in 1987, now updated, shows our rate is 132 percent of the national rate and 146 percent of the Minnesota rate.

30 years ago (1981)

Jim Zech scored two touchdowns, the second in OT, to lead the Brainerd sophomores to a 12-6 win over Cambridge. Coach Mark Embretson said, “We were inside their 25 five times during regulation, but could score only once.”

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) One of these girls will be crowned homecoming queen at Brainerd High School tomorrow: Rosie Hale, Vicki Daniels, Cathy Kruger, Kathy Amundson, Jean Egenberger, Debbie Melby and Susan Hoag. The Warriors face C-I in the homecoming game.

60 years ago (1951)

H. A. Tindall, Route 3, Brainerd, fishing in the Gull River yesterday, hauled in the biggest largemouth bass of the season — a 7 pound, 6.5 ounce lunker. Previous high for the season entered at Madison's Sporting Goods was 6-1. The state record is 8-15.

80 years ago (1931)

Promise of another half carload of trout for restocking Brainerd streams has been made by the state game and fish department. About 20,000 (80 cans) of brook trout will be released into the Stoney, Corey, Spring and several other area streams.

100 years ago (1911)

Albert Angel has taken the agency of the Dan Patch and Hupmobile automobiles. The Dan Patch car is an auto of medium weight while the Hupmobile is a light machine, suitable for ladies and businessmen for use within a city.