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This was Brainerd - Dec. 28

20 years ago (1990)

The Brainerd Warrior hockey team equaled the best start in program history with a 5-2 victory over Fargo North in the first round of the Fargo Invitational. Brainerd improved to 5-2, duplicating the feat of the 1980-81 hockey squad.

30 years ago (1980)

(Adv.) No Reservations Needed! Eagles Club New Year's Eve Party. Dance to Sue's Country Sunshine. Members & Invited Guests. Celebrate New Year's at the American Legion. Steak Dinner - $4.75. Dance to Dave and Wally Gwost. 

40 years ago (1970)

(Adv.) Morrell's Whole Hams - lb. 59 cents; U, S. Choice Sirloin Steak - lb. $1.09; Porterhouse Steak - lb. $1.29; Avocados - 2 for 29 cents; Cream of Mushroom Soup - 6 cans for 89 cents; Flavoree Bacon - lb. 49 cents. Red Owl - Brainerd.

60 years ago (1950)

Recruiting is booming in the Brainerd area in response to the Korean War, according to Sgt. L.A. Nelson and Chief Herb Swader, local recruiters. About 30 will join the army and air force during December, which is triple the usual number enlisting.

80 years ago (1930)

(Edit.) Opposition to any plan for use of our lake water that does not guarantee retention of a minimum level is tragic. Water at the Cross Lake dam was at 1.73 feet in October, effectively emptying the lake. Fish and game people tried to save what fish they could.

100 years ago (1910)

The Tianiti Midgets will give an entire change of program at The Grand Vaudeville House, putting on a program of Irish songs and their exciting three round boxing contest. In addition, Al Mraz will sing the latest hit, “Let Us Be Sweethearts Again.”

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.