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This was Brainerd - Jan. 21


20 years ago (1994)

Many might assume that, with recent bitter weather, all area lakes are completely frozen. But there are at least seven open water areas said Sheriff Dick Ross, who noted nine snowmobilers have gone through the ice in recent weeks. Fortunately, all survived.

30 years ago (1984)

(Photo) The Brainerd National Guard, 1st Squadron, 194th Cavalry, conducted change of command ceremonies. LtCol Benton Murdock, Garrison, relinquished command of the 816-man unit to Maj. Darwin Trees, Pequot Lakes. SgtMajor Chuck Holst looks on.

40 years ago (1974)

(Adv.) Welcome home Mike Pikula! Congratulations on your accomplishments in the service. You were selected for helicopter pilot training, flew for three years in Alaska and one year of combat flying in Vietnam. We welcome you as an associate. Roberts Realty.

60 years ago (1954)

Frigid weather covered Minnesota and much of the upper Midwest today as temperatures dropped to -48 in Bemidji and 45 below zero at the Brainerd airport. Most Brainerd children reported for school this morning, except for the very young.

80 years ago (1934)

(Adv.) See Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” on our screen. Starring Charlotte Henry as Alice, with: Jack Oakie, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, W.C. Fields, Alison Skipworth, Charlie Ruggles and Baby LeRoy. Palace Theatre.

100 years ago (1914)

The 10th graduating exercises of the Northern Pacific Railway hospital training school for nurses will be held Friday at the Elks Hall. Seven nurses will be graduated. Dr. Coventry will deliver the graduating address and a dance will follow.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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