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This Was Brainerd — Mar. 28


20 years ago (1991)

When former U of M football coach Cal Stoll had a heart transplant three years ago, he told the doctor, “Let's not have any sudden death overtimes, Doc.” Stoll, 66, wisecracked his way through a speech about organ transplants to the Brainerd Sertoma Club.

30 years ago (1981) 

Don't expect any rebates, but this winter's light snowfall will stretch your tax dollars a bit farther. It's difficult to say how much was saved, but city, county and state officials all say that they have big piles of sand and salt leftover that can be used next year.

40 years ago (1971)

An estimated 1,000 persons attended the 34th Annual Meeting of the Crow Wing Coop Power & Light Co. at the Brainerd Armory. F. Preston Caughey, who retired from the board of directors, was honored for his 33 years of service on the board.

60 years ago (1951)

(Adv.) Warning! If some misguided individual (and there are many in this world) has told you that even in this day of rising prices you can't get a good lunch deal at George's Grill & BBQ, then here's the truth: Chicken Salad Sandwich with Fries and Salad - 40-cents.

80 years ago (1931)

Merrifield lost one of its best known structures to fire when the Clayton Hollingsworth home was destroyed. The home was originally a store, then a restaurant. The new store building was built next to it and this structure was saved.

100 years ago (1911)

The Toltz Engineering Co. of St. Paul, which has the ten-year contract to deliver electric power to the city of Brainerd, has commenced delivering current to the business district. Within days the entire city will be supplied. They have three 150 horsepower motors.

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.