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This Was Brainerd: June 27


20 years ago (1994)

Kathy Ludenia, county recorder, announced today that she will seek re-election. She is currently serving her second term as county recorder. Ludenia noted that her office now has a fully computerized tract index system and maintains a timely processing schedule.

30 years ago (1984)

The Crow Wing County Board heard the plights of residents whose property has been damaged by flooding from beaver dams. A woman from Timothy Township said maintaining a garden was "impossible." About 15 other residents voiced similar problems.

40 years ago (1974)

The owners of BIR were told last night that a Brainerd Jaycees request for a license to sell beer at the track could not be approved until back taxes are paid on the property. Dick Roe, co-owner of the track with Jerry Hansen, said the taxes would be paid soon.

60 years ago (1954)

The opening baseball game under the lights this season at Memorial Park in Brainerd was no contest as the powerful C-I Rangers pounded the Brainerd Merchants 21-0. Brainerd managed just one-hit off Don Anderson as he walked seven but fanned 14.

80 years ago (1934)

The first arrests for violation of liquor laws since prohibition was repealed were made today in Brainerd. Three men were hauled into court for selling liquor without a license. When they couldn't make bail of $100 they were remanded to jail.

100 years ago (1914)

Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. the locals will meet the Miltons, a fast baseball team from St. Paul reputed to be one of the best nines in the Twin Cities. Brainerd will be strengthened by new players who will play the entire season. Fill the grandstand and bleachers at Koering Grounds.