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This was Brainerd - April 25


20 years ago (1991)

Larry Frankhauser became the first of the California defendants in the Brainerd International Trade Centre case to face a local jury. He was arraigned before Judge Robert Kautz on charges of theft and conspiracy to commit to fraud.

30 years ago (1981) 

Hunter's Inn, champion of the Sportsman's League, is the new men's city bowling titlist, and will represent Brainerd in a roll-off against the C-I champion. Bob Elg rolled a 211-222-221 - 654, and Marv Winson a 223-221-206 - 650 to lead the champions.

40 years ago (1971)

Minnesota's legislature may be forced into special session next year because of the failure to act on legislative reapportionment. A court action has been filed by some suburban residents but there is little chance the redistricting will be done this session.

60 years ago (1951)

(Photo) Henry Nolan, an employee of the Brainerd post office, looks over a copy of the Brainerd Dispatch “Paul Bunyan Vacationland” edition while he prepares to send 17,000 copies across the nation. The 1951 edition of the publication weighed in at 9,590 pounds.

80 years ago (1931)

The South Side Warriors baseball team will sponsor a dance to raise funds for the season. The dance will be at Birchdale's pavilion with music by Herb's Playboys. John Wise of the Laurel Lunch is manager; games are played at the South 6th Street diamond.

100 years ago (1911)

(Adv.) Run Down? Ayer's Sarsaparilla is a tonic. It does not stimulate. There is not a drop of alcohol in it. You have a steady, even gain, day by day. Ask your doctor about it. Secure his approval first, then go ahead.

—Compiled by Terry McCollough