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This Was Brainerd- Mar. 15


20 years ago (1991)

The third time was the charm. After losing twice during the regular season to St. Cloud Tech by a combined eight points, the Warrior boys parlayed tenacious defense into a 65-47 victory to claim their second consecutive Sub-Region 8AA basketball title.

30 years ago (1981)

(Adv.) Money Saving Food Specials. Choice Blade Cut Chuck Roast - lb. $1.08; Center Cut Rib Pork Chops - lb. $1.39; Corn King Boneless Ham - lb. $1.79; Dole Golden Bananas - lb. 29 cents. National Food - 410 Washington St. - Brainerd 

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) Cy Brick, of the Brainerd post office, is shown selling a sheet of the new Blood Bank commemorative stamps to Marv Wilson, president of the local Blood Bank. A membership campaign is now being conducted by the local Blood Bank.

60 years ago (1951)

Brainerd hurdled the first barrier at the state basketball tournament, defeating East Grand Forks 66-56. Jim Smith tallied 26 for the Warriors and John Haaven had 33 for EGF. Nine players fouled out in the furious action of the fourth quarter.

80 years ago (1931)

Brainerd's Warriors, after reaching the District 25 final with a 38-18 crushing of Little Falls, won the title with a hard fought 19-18 win over Crosby-Ironton. This was the fifth straight year the two teams met in the basketball finals.

100 years ago (1911)

Farmers of East Oak Street have met and organized the Oak Lawn and Rural Telephone Co., with George McCullough as president. The line starts at Mrs. Ottillia Keough's farm and runs two miles to the Louis Albert farm, serving eight customers at present.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.