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This was Brainerd - Feb. 14


20 years ago (1991)

Rainbow Foods announced that it will close its Brainerd store on March 23. Manager Jeff Nowak said he will accept an offer to move to another store, but isn't sure about other employees yet. Its small size and split parking lot hindered the store's competitiveness.

30 years ago (1981) 

(Photo) Nisswa Winter Jubilee Queen Holly Ann Sergent, daughter of Bud and Mary Sergent, presided over the Jubilee parade. She was crowned over 11 other candidates in the pageant at the Nisswa School.

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) Ray Shortridge, Brainerd fire chief and referee for Brainerd Golden Gloves boxing, was one of the referees for the quarter and semi-finals of the Upper Midwest Golden Glove Tourney in Minneapolis. Olympic rules were followed.

60 years ago (1951)

(Photo) Gene Sundberg is shown loading Bill Todd's plane with leaflets which they will use to “bomb” Brainerd children in a run over Brainerd. The leaflets, when signed on the back by a parent, will admit the child to a free movie, sponsored by the Brainerd Jaycees.

80 years ago (1931)

Encouraged by the fact that 1930, generally classed as a depression year, little affected the company's output, S. R. Hickerson, president of the Hickerson Garment Factory, believes that the firm could reach an output of 50,000 garments in 1931.

100 years ago (1911)

J. A. Schultz and Gust Lind purchased a fine looking, used, Franklin five-passenger motor car in Minneapolis and, accompanied by the salesman, drove it home. It was a good test as, in many places, the snow was so deep they had to run in low gear for miles.

—Compiled by Terry McCollough