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This was Brainerd — Oct. 21


20 years ago (1992)

The Brainerd City Council approved a joint powers agreement which consolidates the Brainerd Fire Department and Rural Fire Assn. into a Brainerd Lakes Fire and Rescue District. The purpose is to cut duplication and allow better use of resources.

30 years ago (1982)

Employment in the Brainerd area took a nosedive in the 3rd quarter, dropping by 467 jobs. The drop hit every major classification except finance. The national 10 percent unemployment rate will probably mean the local number will dive in the 4th quarter, also.

40 years ago (1972)

The “Happy Warrior” came to Brainerd yesterday to campaign for local DFL candidates and to meet an 89-year-old woman who has been one of his most loyal supporters. Hubert Humphrey met with Edna Bowler of rural Crosby during a luncheon at the Starlite Club.

60 years ago (1952)

(Adv.) Want a country home on a lake, and on a good highway? We have two, one on Round Lake $6,750 with only $600 down, the other on Silver Lake with 425 feet of shore and 16 acres at $7,500. C. R. Gorham Agency Real Estate – Brainerd.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) Trade in Northeast Brainerd! Fancy Spring Chickens – lb. 15 cents; Pure Hamburger – lb. 7 cents; Beef Roast – lb. 8 cents; Stew Beef – lb. 4 cents; Folgers Coffee – 2 lb. can 75 cents. Koering’s Market – 121 A Street – Brainerd.

100 years ago (1912)

E. L. Leicher, superintendent of the Luverne Auto Co., was here demonstrating the car made by his factory. It is the only pleasure car made in Minnesota. The 50 horsepower, six cylinder machine is often referred to as the “Brown Beauty.”

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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