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This was Brainerd - June 3

20 years ago (1994)

(Photo) Dr. John O’Leary dropped out of college after one year to sign up to fight Adolf Hitler. As a navigator on a B-17 that was part of the Allied invasion of Normandy 50 years ago on D-Day, he recalls that particular flight as being rather uneventful.

30 years ago (1984)

Collin W. Fritz of Des Moines and longtime North Long Lake resident recently announced expansion of his bank consulting business. Michael Murphy and James Carlson of Brainerd have been hired as VPs of marketing and administration.

40 years ago (1974)

Damp, cool weather kept crowds down at North Central Speedway during its second week of action. In Hobby Stock action it was all Bud Anderson, sweeping Heat, Trophy and Feature races, despite starting at the back of the pack in each due to being late to arrive.

60 years ago (1954)

While fishermen have been treated to chilly weather, it hasn’t hurt those tough enough to stick it out on local lakes. John Rushford of Minneapolis caught a 22-1 northern on South Long Lake, and two northerns over 17 pounds have also been entered at Cole’s Sports Shop.

80 years ago (1934)

(Advs.) Dance at Ft. Ripley on Saturday to Jack Howard’s 10-piece orchestra, plus floor show. Dance at Moran’s tonite to Ollie Kerbens and His Royal Minnesotans. Now at Mogenson’s, dance to Austin Anderson and His Blue Eagles.

100 years ago (1914)

The Virginia Ore Mining Co., operating the mine at Barrows is making arrangements to close down the Barrows mine. The parent M.A. Hanna Co. is facing a dull market and has vast properties in Michigan which can be mined by the cheaper open pit method.