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This Was Brainerd - Nov. 30

NOVEMBER 30

20 years ago (1997)

Overcoming business obstacles was the route to national recognition for Baxter-based plastics firm Lindar Corp., owned by Tom Haglin. Lindar was the only Minnesota recipient of the Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

30 years ago (1987)

After gathering more than 500 signatures on a petition to ban tax increment financing for the proposed horse racing track in Little Falls, the organizers of the referendum drive have been told state law prohibits a vote on the issue. Organizers call the revelation "a low blow."

40 years ago (1977)

Coach Tom Younghans' debut as Warrior hockey coach was a tough one as St. Cloud Apollo downed them 10-1 at St. Cloud. "They were big, strong and fast," said Younghans, whose team only had five practices, driving to Alexandria to use their ice. Brainerd's Civic Center should be ready next week.

60 years ago (1957)

High-arching perimeter shots by Tony Mudford, driving layups by Jimmy Brown and devastating rebounding by John Emerson highlighted the Warriors 70-45 season opening basketball victory here over Grand Rapids. Emerson snagged 15 rebounds in the first half before sitting out most of the second half.

80 years ago (1937)

The Brainerd Bunyanites basketball team, re-organized again this year, swings into action Dec. 11 in Collegeville against St. John's University. St. John's will play a return game here in early January according to manager Marv Nutting.

100 years ago (1917)

M.H. Gemmell brought in a copy of a Winnipeg newspaper noting the death of A. W. Northrup in the war in Europe. Northrup, who had worked for the M&I Railway in Brainerd for four years, had joined the "American Legion" of the Canadian forces and went off to fight two years ago.

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