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This was Brainerd - Feb. 25


20 years ago (1991)

Most Brainerd area people turned their eyes to their TV sets Saturday when coalition ground forces went on the attack against Iraq. At Camp Ripley, Col. Ben Murdock, camp commander, said staff was getting its information through the media, like everyone else.

30 years ago (1981)

A Brainerd School Board committee has recommended that expulsion proceedings be started against three students who allegedly vandalized Franklin Junior High at a cost of $20,000. 

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) “Watch repair” is not quite the phrase for the devastation that has been going on for days as the Iron Exchange Building is being torn down. Sidewalk superintendents line the streets at a safe distance to watch progress razing the Brainerd landmark.

60 years ago (1951)

A brilliant college career that has earned him a reputation as the “greatest basketball player in the history of the Univ. of Minnesota” will come to a close tonight. Whitey Skoog, of Brainerd, will lead the Gophers into battle against Michigan State.

80 years ago (1931)

Lester Boyd cracked the maples at Van's Alleys last night for the highest single game count in a league game. He rolled a score of 287 and chalked up 670 for the series, breaking his own record in the process.

100 years ago (1911)

At the afternoon session of court, Judge Warner dismissed the case against a man charged with being drunk and disorderly. The man made an earnest promise to reform and go to work. After the verdict he left the court room smiling.

—Compiled by Terry McCollough