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This Was Brainerd


20 years ago (1990)

The Brainerd Warriors' three-point accuracy (6 for 10) in the second quarter gave them a 46-36 halftime advantage on their way to a 79-67 victory over Little Falls. For the game, Brainerd's Aron Leckband drilled four of seven three-pointers for a game-high 19 points.


30 years ago (1980)

DNR officials, faced with stiff opposition to their lake access program, may have hoped that the public hearing on a proposed Round Lake access would be different. They were disappointed. Like plans for Perch and N. Long Lake, it was challenged by organized lake residents.

40 years ago (1970)

Heavily-favored Brainerd, blasting through the first six matches with three pins and three big decisions, piled up a 33-0 lead enroute to a 36-9 wrestling triumph over the visiting Little Falls Flyers.

60 years ago (1950)

Nearly 2,000 Brainerd youngsters viewed free moving pictures today at the annual Elks Christmas party. A feature motion picture and four cartoons played at both the Brainerd and Paramount Theatres. The party has been an Elks tradition for 27 years.

80 years ago (1930)

George Betzold is the second defendant in municipal court to receive an alternate sentence of 10 days on bread and water if fines are not paid. Lorenzo Whitmarsh had a noon meal of bread and water, then decided to pay his $10 fine rather than continue that diet.

100 years ago (1910)

The Cuyuna iron range will enter the list of producers and shippers next year. H. J. Kruse, of the Rogers-Brown Ore Co. at Deerwood says they will ship out 110,000 tons of ore from the Kennedy mine to the Soo Line Railway docks at Superior, Wis.

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 — 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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