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This Was Brainerd - May 30

MAY 30

20 years ago

(1994) The North Central Motor Speedway opener was a good season start for Justin Aylward, who won the feature race in the Street Stock Class. It was his first race with his car and he edged another rookie, Erick Thiesse, by just inches.

30 years ago (1984)

Gull Lake Recreation has received the go-ahead from the DNR for an expansion of Ski Gull, a downhill ski area on the west side of Gull Lake. The five-year proposal will be on 20 of the 191 acres given to the state by Mr. and Mrs. Brownie Cote.

40 years ago (1974)

The FCC has given its approval of the sale of Radio Stations KLIZ-AM and FM to Earl Johnsen, present general manager. The sale was announced by current president Ed Tom O’Brien. The station has been in the O’Brien family since 1946.

60 years ago (1954)

A three-inch rainfall that even surprised the weatherman, forced Brainerd’s Memorial Day services under cover and canceled the parade. The rainfall flooded the intersection at 6th and Laurel and flooded into businesses along S. 6th Street.

80 years ago (1934)

Two prodigious home run drives, one by Muskie manager Charlie Patton with the hassocks loaded by mates, and another by Phil Seghi with two mates on the runways, were the feature of the Muskies 16-7 win over the league-leading Superior Blues.

100 years ago (1914)

(Adv.) Daniel Frohman presents: Mary Pickford, starring in “Tess of the Storm Country.” A five-reel picture. Admission 10 cents and 20 cents. Starts tomorrow: A great holiday attraction - “Joan of Arc” - in five reels. Admission just 10 cents.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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