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This was Brainerd- Feb. 28

20 years ago (1991)

Steve Nunnink had more to celebrate today than the end of the war with Iraq. The Brainerd High School biology and sports medicine teacher was named 1991 Brainerd Teacher of the Year. On a count of three, all his students cheered and applauded.

30 years ago (1981) 

Apparently taking the attitude of “better late than never,” Mother Nature made up for lost time in dumping nine inches of snow on the Brainerd area. The Brainerd city engineer's office declared a snow emergency as city crews and residents started plowing out.

40 years ago (1971)

A thousand area homes were still without heat and power today as residents started to get the upper hand as one of the worst blizzards in history roared in with almost no warning. Bone-weary electric crews are still out navigating clogged roads trying to restore power.

60 years ago (1951)

A blizzard front moved into the Brainerd area today after piling up 15 inches of snow in the Dakotas. Wind gusts measured up to 35 miles per hour. All District 24 basketball tournament games set to be played tonight have been cancelled.

80 years ago (1931)

(Adv.) To Coal Users of Brainerd: Our coal is the best, and now, for the convenience of customers, we have installed a steam plant. We now deliver coal absolutely dustless to your home. Come in and let us demonstrate. Turcotte Brothers - Brainerd.

100 years ago (1911)

Boppel's delivery team shied near the corner of Oak and S. 6th Streets this afternoon, smashing into a sign post. They went on to the sidewalk, one horse running over Miss Viola Porter of Crow Wing, who is visiting the city. It is feared she suffered a broken leg.