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This was Brainerd — Feb. 17

20 years ago (1991)

The Brainerd boys' swimming and diving team captured its first Section 8 title in program history. The Warriors were led by Lance Hoff, Mark Schmitz, Evan Kaneski and Steve Piepgras in toppling six-time defending champ Fergus Falls 345 to 307.

30 years ago (1981)

Twenty-two adults and youngsters will face charges in two major crackdowns on burglary and vandalism. One group operated in northern townships, another in the south, where they killed a dog, shot up ten mailboxes and 15 road signs and disrupted phone service.

40 years ago (1971)

Brainerd's city street department will continue to follow its “no overtime” policy on the removal of snow from streets, except in emergency, the council decided. Overtime costs are prohibitive, though driving on many side streets is now difficult due to packed snow.

60 years ago (1951)

With Gup Hess pumping in a sizzling 22 points for his best game of the season, the Warriors notched an impressive 45-27 win at C-I to cinch their second straight Central Seven championship. A standing-room-only crowd of 2,300 watched the game.

80 years ago (1931)

The lure of Lady Nicotine prompted a break-in last night at the Ransford Billiard Parlor, and proprietor Nels Nelson found eight cartons of cigarettes were taken. 

100 years ago (1911)

The Salvation Army is making great preparations for its Washington's Birthday supper, to be given on the evening of Monday, Feb. 22, for the benefit of its local work.