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This was Brainerd - Jan. 30

Posted: January 29, 2013 - 11:12pm

JANUARY 30

20 years ago (1993)

At least a dozen employees of Trus Joist MacMillan in Deerwood have experienced asthma-like symptoms associated with MDI, a bonding agent used in the plants wood products. The company says conditions are safer with a new ventilation system.

30 years ago (1983)

(Adv.) Customer Notice! It’s official . . . we’ve changed our name to E. L. Menk, Jeweler. Since I started The Watchmaker’s just four years ago it has been a time of growth and change, and we’re not just a repair shop anymore. Edwin L. Menk, Owner.

40 years ago (1973)

A gasoline explosion triggered a fire that completely destroyed Moberg’s General Store in Pine Center. Firemen worked to save a café next door owned by Ed Snodgrass. A gasoline transport was filling underground tanks at 4:30p.m., the time of the explosion.

60 years ago (1953)

NP Railroad officials have agreed to install signal devices on five Brainerd railway crossings, prompted by a death at 13th Street last month. Manually operated gates, signal lights and bells will go to 4th, 6th and 8th Streets, and lights and bells to 13th and Oak Streets.

80 years ago (1933)

Agitation for the organization of a junior chamber of commerce here has been introduced in Brainerd. It would be an auxiliary to the senior chamber and no way conflict with its operations. A number of younger business and professional men have been contacted.

100 years ago (1913)

H. T. Laymon, manager of the Empress Theatre, has returned from a convention in St. Paul where he joined others in protesting establishment of a state board of censors as being redundant. All films shown here are already passed by a national board of censors.