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This was Brainerd - June 8

20 years ago (1994)

School is out for most students, but five Washington Middle School 7th-graders are cramming for a trip to Russia. Life science teacher Dan Clabo and the students were invited to Ryazan July 1-10 to study environmental issues at a camp with Russian students.

30 years ago (1984)

Jim Caughey, Brainerd’s two-time 132-pound state wrestling champion, was unsure of continuing as a collegiate wrestler after receiving small offers. Then the Gophers offered a Division I half-scholarship and he signed.

40 years ago (1974)

(Photos) A 12-day-old fawn, rescued by Area Game Manager Henry Wulf from entanglement in a brush pile, is now being nursed by a half-Arabian mare until it gains strength. Wulf and his wife breed and raise Arabian horses near Brainerd.

60 years ago (1954)

For the third straight year, the hopes of Kermit Aase’s Warriors of reaching the state baseball tournament were dashed by Melrose. Melrose collected only three hits off Bobby Thompson, but capitalized on two errors to bring in a run in the 6th for a 1-0 victory.

80 years ago (1934)

A man identified as Tommy Carroll, notorious Dillinger gangster, was shot and critically wounded in Waterloo, Iowa, today. Employees of the 1st National Bank in Brainerd had identified him through photos as being one of those who held up the bank last October.

100 years ago (1914)

Brainerd, the gallant baseball nine which, before the fatal Sunday, had a clear, unbroken string of victories, collided with Staples and a long, gaunt pitcher by the name of Knute Ellis. He allowed but one measly scratch hit, and the score read Staples 6 - Brainerd 0.