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This Was Brainerd- Sept. 19

20 years ago (1991) What MacMillan Bloedel calls the lumber of the future is almost here now. The firm's $75 million PSL 300 parallel strand Deerwood lumber mill is within two weeks of starting production, according to plant manager Bob Batt. 30 ...

20 years ago (1991)

What MacMillan Bloedel calls the lumber of the future is almost here now. The firm's $75 million PSL 300 parallel strand Deerwood lumber mill is within two weeks of starting production, according to plant manager Bob Batt.

 

30 years ago (1981) 

At age 82, Al Couillard will be flying in a jet for the first time, as he and wife Bessie fly to Washington, where Al will represent Minnesota at the 10th anniversary of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. The program includes a reception with Pres. Reagan.

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40 years ago (1971)

Stavn Associates of Hibbing is the apparent low bidder for construction of a U. S. Army Reserve Center in Brainerd. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the 7 bids in Omaha and said the winning bid was $382,700. The estimate had been $383,250.

 

60 years ago (1951)

(Photo) Winner of the Minnesota school patrol championship last year was Brainerd, and accepting the trophy were Bob Hall, Lowell; Constance Raasch, Whittier; Jack Zander, St. Francis; Jeanine Mayo, Harrison and Gerald Peterson, Lincoln.

 

80 years ago (1931)

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(Adv.) During the summer months the Paramount Theatre announced a scale of admission prices so low as to be almost unheard of. Now we must raise them. Matinee & Evenings - 25 cents; Nighttime - 40 cents; Children - anytime - 10 cents.

 

100 years ago (1911)

The news from Washington that “Pussyfoot” Johnson had resigned his position as liquor agent was met with a sigh of relief from many of those here in Indian country. He is said to be going to the St. Paul Police, where he'll probably work in the blind pig district.

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