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This Was Brainerd- Nov. 8


20 years ago (1991)

Crow Wing County unemployment rose in September, but unlike the region, state and nation, was ahead of the jobless rate last year. The September rate was 4.8% unemployed, a rise from the year's low of 4.2% in August, but better than last year's 5.0%.

30 years ago (1981)

(Photo) James Wallin of Brainerd, and brothers Jerry, Calvin, and John, all of Nisswa, combined to shoot a 1,200 lb.moose near Lake Three in the Boundary Waters. The animal had a 190-point rack according to the Boone and Crocket scale.

40 years ago (1971)

(Adv.) The Land O' Lakes Café - where coffee is just 5 cents per cup between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Take your coffee break at the Land O' Lakes and enjoy some of our homemade pies and pastries. South 6th Street - Brainerd.

60 years ago (1951)

(Adv.) Week-Long Savings! Top Grade Sliced Bacon - lb. 49 cents; Pork Loin Roast - lb. 49 cents; Choice Round or Sirloin Steak - lb. 89 cents; Red & White Coffee - lb. bag 85 cents; Spam - 12 oz. can 49 cents. Anderson's Red & White - Mill Avenue.

80 years ago (1931)

The Red Cross annual roll call is underway in Brainerd, a two-day head start over what was planned. It continues through Thanksgiving. The first person to take out a membership was George Lowe, superintendent of the N. P. Railway yards.

100 years ago (1911)

W. B. Jones, of Sylvan, was in the city on his way home from Walker. He has almost completed his contract of dismantling the old Cross Lake railroad. He is piling the scrap and next Monday will commence hauling off the remains.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.