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This Was Brainerd: July 7


20 years ago (1994)

The Brainerd Bears celebrated their second straight come-from-behind win as they flattened the Regina Cyclones 8-4 at Mills Field. Regina was up 3-1 when the Bears exploded for six runs in the sixth inning. The Bears now lead the Eastern Division.

30 years ago (1984)

The tangled duck is fine, folks, and swimming happily again with both feet. The duck was living at a small pond on S. 8th Street and was tangled in the plastic rings used for soda six-packs. The Sheriff's Water Patrol, armed with boats and nets, captured him then set him free.

40 years ago (1974)

More than 600 Boy Scouts and leaders gathered at Parker Scout Reservation on North Long Lake for a weeklong Canadian-American Jamboree. John (Pete) Humphrey, in full Indian regalia, conducted a peace pipe ceremony to start the festivities.

60 years ago (1954)

Robert Alderman, 32, has been appointed as Brainerd's municipal judge to succeed Carl Erickson, who has resigned to run for county attorney. The appointment was made by Gov. C. Elmer Anderson and is effective Aug. 1.

80 years ago (1934)

R.E. Melby, a Brainerd high school instructor, will play in the semi-finals of the 5th Annual Pine Beach Golf Tournament. Melby, who was medalist with a 75 in qualifying, advanced by beating Sherman Levis and Wally Engebretson, both of Brainerd.

100 years ago (1914)

At the city council meeting, S.R. Adair, of the park board, said the board would like to see playgrounds in every ward of the city. Park board commissioners had attended the school board meeting, and the school board expressed that they were heartily in favor of that.