21-year-old Backus woman killed in crash in Pine River


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This Was Brainerd


20 years ago (1990)

A reward has been offered for information about a person in a two-tone car who damaged trails, plants and signs at the Paul Bunyan Arboretum. Director Richard Beal said the car reached speeds of 60-70 miles per hour as it ripped up ski trails before driving away.


30 years ago (1980)

Six employees of the firm that installed water mains for the city of Baxter last summer allegedly used that job to pocket money from private landowners for making water hookups.

40 years ago (1970)

Six hundred and two students have enrolled in Brainerd State Junior College for the winter quarter, with a possibility of another 20 before the deadline on Dec. 18. President J. E. Chalberg may approach last fall's record of 635 students.

60 years ago (1950)

Greece is slowly pulling herself from the telling effects of World War II, though an atmosphere of tension prevails, said George Tsenes, part owner of the Land O' Lakes café, after a trip to his homeland.

80 years ago (1930)

The Whittier P.T.A. will hold an important meeting tomorrow evening, at which time the need for a Junior High school in Brainerd will be discussed. Superintendent Prof. W.C. Cobb will lead the discussion from an educational point of view.

100 years ago (1910)

All the facts bearing on the "lid" order from Secretary of the Interior Ballinger, which closed the saloons in Brainerd and elsewhere in Indian country, are now before President Taft. He has assured the Minnesota delegation the case will have his careful consideration.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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