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This Was Brainerd - May 21

MAY 21

  • 20 years ago (1999)

Yesterday, about 100 people showed up at Baxter city hall to learn more about why the city is considering annexation of almost 2,000 acres along the Hwy 371 corridor in Unorganized Territory. Annexation came up recently in discussions about the proposed Menards Store north of Baxter.

  • 30 years ago (1989)

Law is a family affair for the Ryans, boasting four generations of lawyers. The youngest, Don, 28, was sworn in by his uncle Bob Ryan, a district court judge. It was witnessed by his grandfather, also Don, and his father, Tom. The firm of attorneys was started by great-grandfather Mike Ryan in 1903.

  • 40 years ago (1979)

(Photo) Manager Mick Scott and assistant manager Lon Schmidt, of the Nisswa Rollarena, roller-skated their way - backwards - into the Guiness Book of World Records. They completed 50 continuous hours of backward skating to eclipse the old record of 41 hours, 45 minutes.

  • 60 years ago (1959)

(Photo) They say that Gull Lake fishing is off to a slow start, but not according to this group. John Bollig, Jr., Ron Bollig and Bob Holloway hold up a stringer with ten walleyes and two northerns. Largest walleye weighed in at five pounds.

  • 80 years ago (1939)

Honored as one of Minnesota's 40 outstanding high school athletes, Brainerd's Gene Bierhaus will be a guest of the Minneapolis Amateur Sportsmen's Club at the Univ. of Minn. spring football game and at a banquet. He starred in football, basketball, track and golf.

  • 100 years ago (1919)

Patriotic work by George LaBar, president of the 1st National Bank, has resulted in a special award. LaBar sold $6.4 million in federal government bonds in the 10th District, which includes Crow Wing County. He was given a steel helmet like the Germans would have worn had they marched into Paris.

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