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This was Brainerd- Jan. 27

Posted: January 26, 2011 - 9:10pm

20 years ago (1991)

(Photo) Claude Holden, general manager of Mills Motors, presents Jan Anderson, manager of Bar Harbor, with a framed drawing of the restaurant that was done in conjunction with an article in the February issue of Ford Times.

30 years ago (1981)

After several months of silence, the “Pyramid Game” controversy returned to the limelight today as the 20 to 30 people who lost an estimated $53,500 prepared to file suit against the 19 people they claim won that money. 

 

40 years ago (1971)

Quick thinking by two little boys brought the heroic rescue of their friend from the icy waters of Boom Lake. Eric Johnson, 8, fell through but managed to hold onto the ice. Mark Francis, 8, lay on the ice, with Richard Allee holding his feet, and pulled Eric out.

 

60 years ago (1951)

Police are holding Robert and Yvonne Tarter for an incident at George's Bar-B-Q. Robert asked Violet Starkey, 18, for directions when Yvonne became jealous and pushed a .45 automatic pistol at her and said she'd “kill any woman who tries to steal my man.”

 

80 years ago (1931)

(Adv.) Do Not Pay Rent Any Longer. Apply that money on your own home and you can buy at “depression” prices. Six-room house on corner lot on North Side, good garage. Was $6,000, now priced at $4,500. 

 

100 years ago (1911)

It would seem that the Weyerhauser interests, whose wealth is already beyond ordinary methods of measurement, are to be further enriched by many millions through royalties from iron ore on the Cuyuna Range north of Ironton.