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This was Brainerd — Jan. 7


20 years ago (1993)

A sparsely attended open house hosted by the DNR to explain a tentative settlement with the Mille Lacs Band over treaty rights left many confused. In-Fisherman chair Ron Lindner spoke against the settlement, saying “we’re being hoodwinked with empty promises.”

30 years ago (1983)

(Photo) Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held at the new Brainerd Fire Station on Laurel St. Attending were the Chamber’s Town Criers, members of the fire department, acting chief Paul Affeldt, former Chief Ray Shortridge and five city council members.

40 years ago (1973)

A problem with drugs exists in this area. That fact many people agree on. How to handle the problem is another matter. Crow Wing County Social Services is making an effort, hiring Ron Anderson as a full-time counselor to work with people having drug problems.

60 years ago (1953)

Expert first half sniping from the backcourt by Bill Selisker and Rodney Skoog broke open the zone defense employed by the Wadena Indians and sent the Warriors to a 55-45 win – their fifth in eight games. Selisker tallied 14 points and Skoog 12 for Brainerd.

80 years ago (1933)

Cupid’s arrows were fatal to 10 more hearts in 1932 than in 1931. The county chalked up 169 marriage licenses for the year, five more than 1931. June, as expected, was the most popular month with 25 marriages. February had only eight.

100 years ago (1913)

A.K. Lukens, the Red Front groceryman, has a great scheme to keep his windows clear in frosty weather. He places his electric fan close to the radiator near the window, blowing hot air on the pane and rapidly cleaning off ice, thus displaying his goods to the public.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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