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This Was Brainerd- Oct. 5

20 years ago (1991)

Initial production is going well at the Trus Joist MacMillan Deerwood plant. The first oriented strand board came off the line at 7:04 p.m. Tuesday. General Manager John Robillard said it was an emotional time for the 78 people employed at the $75 million plant.

30 years ago (1981)

(Adv.) First Bank Brainerd's president, George Peterson, and the bank's entire staff cordially invite you to our celebration of the bank's 100th Anniversary. Open house from 9 to 5 Oct. 9. Refreshments, entertainment and prize drawings.

40 years ago (1971)

No action was taken last night by the Brainerd City Council on a request that the council bring suit challenging the constitutionality of the state water fluoridation law. Irene Johnson presented the request, backed by loud approval from a room of supporters.

60 years ago (1951)

Art Cave, owner of Cave's Restaurant, is going to save ammo and let wife, Tillie, do the hunting. Seeing grouse near his house, he took his gun and shot at one bird twice, which flew toward his house. He returned to find it had hit a picture window and Tillie just picked it up.

80 years ago (1931)

Condemning the practice of shooting ducks after sundown, the Rev. C. M. Brandon of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and a well known local sportsman, cites this situation as demanding action. “I heard continuous shooting at ducks for 45 minutes after sundown.”

100 years ago (1911)

Capt. Hurley of the police is doing what he can at different times to induce roving men who occupy the city jail on vagrancy charges to give up drinking and join the army. The other day he found a fine candidate, but he failed the army test due to bad teeth.