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This Was Brainerd- Oct. 28

20 years ago (1991)

The only thing Casey Stengel would change about seeing the Minnesota Twins clinch the World Series is the traffic jam in Minneapolis afterward. The Brainerd High School guidance counselor finally got home at 3:15 a.m. after crawling through traffic.

30 years ago (1981)

(Photo) Brainerd city clerk Dick Johnson was named “Boss of the Year” at a breakfast this morning sponsored by the Brainerd chapter of Professional Secretaries. He was nominated by employees Dee Johnston, Mona Austin and Theresa Goble.

40 years ago (1971)

(Adv.) Halloween Costume Dance at VFW Post 1647, music by “The Shackle-Tons.” Masquerade Dance at the Oak Lawn Tavern, music by “Virg and the Vagabonds.” Halloween Dance at the Little Pine Resort, music by “Axel and the Wheels.”

60 years ago (1951)

(“Over the Line,” column by Jim Wallace) With pardonable pride we feel we have been introduced at last to the marvelous fishing of this area. With the help of expert guide Gene Shapinski, I pulled from Little Gladstone Lake a whopping 10-pound walleye.

80 years ago (1931)

(Adv.) Low Fares! Take advantage of Northland-Greyhound low bus fares to all principal points. Round trip fare from Brainerd: Twin Cities - $5.50; Duluth - $6.00; Chicago - $19.90; Washington, DC - $51.40; New Orleans - $54.10.

100 years ago (1911)

Street commissioner Barron has a crew of men at work replanking the East Brainerd bridge. An examination proved that extensive repairs were necessary. At the next council meeting Barron will recommend that fast bridge driving be prohibited.