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This Was Brainerd- Oct. 17

20 years ago (1991)

It took the Brainerd Warriors three-quarters of the game against Monticello to recover from last week's devastating one-point loss to Rocori. But they exploded for 26 points in the fourth quarter for a 32-6 victory, finishing the season with a 7-1 mark again this year.

30 years ago (1981) 

If Gov. Al Quie ever runs short of ideas for state legislation, a quick trip to Brainerd never fails to supply him with a host of suggestions. Proposals at Friday's town meeting ranged from a local option bill for fluoride to a tax on profits of oil companies.

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) Mayor George Bedard tosses a shovelful of dirt during the official ground breaking for the new Army Reserve Center to be built for Company A, 367th Engineer Battalion. Lt. Ken Kramer and 1st Sgt. Julius Bachman of Company A look on.

60 years ago (1951)

Gov. C. Elmer Anderson laid aside the official duties of his office today to crown Washington high school's homecoming queen, Miss Marlys Albertson, in a colorful ceremony. The governor himself is a graduate of Brainerd's Washington high school.

80 years ago (1931)

A Nokay Lake farmer was surprised by U.S. Agents in the act of mixing his first batch of mash in a new still on his property. In searching a nearby swamp they found 12 gallons of moonshine under some moss. He was fined $100 for the still and $100 for possession.

100 years ago (1911)

Concerning the claim of W. E. Lively for injury to a cow, the city council, under advice from city attorney Ryan, said that the cow was a trespasser by going onto the sewer right of way and falling in. There are no damages as the city didn't willfully injure the cow.