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This Was Brainerd- Mar. 6


20 years ago (1991)

(Photo) Brainerd's Shelly Breen holds aloft the South Sub-Region 8AA runner-up plaque after the Warriors lost to Little Falls 49-44 Saturday night. Brainerd finished the season with a record of 16-8, second most victories in school history.


30 years ago (1981)

(Photo) Brainerd Mayor C. Elmer Anderson, receiving guests this noon at the Holiday Inn for the luncheon in his honor, was greeted with a kiss from Ellen Dillan, his fifth-grade teacher. Anderson is subject of a documentary film to be shown on PBS.

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) Steve Parks is shown resting after he and three others broke the world 24-hour endurance record for non-stop snowmobiling. He was joined by Jeff Lambert, Jeff Brick and Mike Linn in covering more than 1,000 miles at Donnybrooke Race Course.

60 years ago (1951)

Coach Fred Kellett's Warriors today owned their third straight District 24 basketball title, following a last-ditch stand against the C-I Rangers, 34-33 on the Staples floor. Jim Smith led the Brainerd scoring with 16 points, while Jerry Hill contributed 9 points.

80 years ago (1931)

Wolves are fewer in number in Crow Wing County this year, farmers, trappers and hunters report. There has been a big drop in bounties, the auditor's office notes. The depletion of wolves is blamed on heavy killings in the last few years.

100 years ago (1911)

George Snetsinger, the popular foreman of the government work at the Gull Lake dam, entertained a party of 90 people at the quarters there on Saturday evening. A dance and bountiful supper was enjoyed and people had the chance to view the work being done.

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 — 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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