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This was Brainerd- March 2

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20 years ago (1991)

High school brains, not brawn, will be tested in the 4th Annual Citizen Bee, sponsored by the Brainerd Dispatch. Entered this year are 39 students from 15 area high schools.

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30 years ago (1981)

A Fergus Falls' goal in overtime put an end to the most successful hockey season in Brainerd High School history. The Otters shocked the top-seeded Warriors 5-4 in the quarterfinals of the Section 8 tourney, Brainerd finishing with a 17-3-1 record.

40 years ago (1971)

Brainerd teachers last night told the school board they are asking for an arbitration panel to settle the salary question. Teachers named Ron Tvedt, a junior high science teacher, as their representative and the board named Babe Anderson. 

60 years ago (1951)

Running true to form, the two favorites, Brainerd and Little Falls, turned back Staples and Pine River respectively to advance to the semifinals of the District 24 basketball tourney. Brainerd 62 - Staples 36; Little Falls 58 - Pine River 46.

80 years ago (1931)

The Mills Motor Co. will hold its formal grand opening on Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7. They received word that the Ford Motor Co. of St. Paul will bring up a large exhibit of cars, trucks and tractors. Moving pictures of the Ford factory will be shown.

100 years ago (1911)

Charles Randall, a hunter of this county, brought in five wolves he shot near the Gull River to the county auditor and received bounty of $55. The hides should bring another $15. Randall uses a pack of dogs he has specially trained to round up the animals.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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