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This was Brainerd - Oct. 10


20 years ago (1991)

After a slow start, Brainerd's Habitat for Humanity is rolling. Its president, the Rev. Paul LeDuc, and program coordinator John Fellerer, report the agency has relocated and renovated three homes this summer and is preparing a fourth, all donated by St. Joseph's Hospital.

30 years ago (1981) 

(Photos) This 20-6 northern, largest of the season weighed in at Sportland Bait, was caught by 12-year-old Ricky Hart on a Doctor Spoon. Andrew Pickar of Brainerd shows off an 18-6 muskie he caught in the Mississippi on 8-pound test line and a Dardevle.

40 years ago (1971)

A reward of $100 was offered by the Northern Lights Cycle Club for information leading to the arrest of the motorcyclists who attacked a St. Paul man at Breezy Point. The man, a retired fireman, was held to his cabin floor while his hand was cut off with an ax.

60 years ago (1951)

The annual campaign of the Salvation Army opened in the residential areas Monday. The first official contribution was delivered to the mayor's office by an anonymous woman who brought in a hand-made cloth bag. When opened it contained $8.20.

80 years ago (1931)

Rep. Harold Knutson has promised he would introduce a bill in the next session of Congress establishing minimum and maximum water levels for reservoir lakes, including Gull and Whitefish. The bill would also limit the withdrawal of water from those lakes.

100 years ago (1911)

The latest development in the bridge tangle in Northeast Brainerd is the condemning of the structure by the state engineer. The bridge will not support heavy loads, and travel is limited to four miles per hour. This is the bridge the county commissioners wish to rebuild.

—Compiled by Terry McCollough