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This Was Brainerd- May 13

MAY 13

20 years ago (1991)

Tony Bonsante should be proud. Even though he didn't win the National Golden Gloves championship he is the second-best amateur welterweight in the country. Bonsante lost a split decision to Florida's Ross Thompson in the finals, said coach Tom Herron.

30 years ago (1981)

The city of Brainerd and Teleprompter Cable TV have reached agreement on a new 15-year franchise agreement. The fee will be 1.5% of revenues for this year, with increases each year. This will raise the city's take from $4,074 in 1980 to $8,300 in 1981.

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) Army SP4 Steve Sievek, son of the Don Sieveks of Brainerd, was named honor graduate of the nine-week ammunition renovation course at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Sievek is a 1966 graduate of Washington High School, and 1970 grad of Bemidji State.

60 years ago (1951)

Not many records were broken in the fish-catching department during the season opener. A 10-pound walleye caught by Hoppie Kretzman of Brainerd was the largest entered at Madison Sporting Goods. Largest northern was 15-4, caught by Dick Kuschel.

80 years ago (1931)

Lead by Louis Cameron, sanitary police, who will have the cooperation of the city police department, a citywide drive will held to force dog owners to buy licenses. Only 134 dogs are now licensed, compared to over 400 last year, meaning many are in violation.

100 years ago (1911)

Fritz Gruenhagen, Jr., celebrated his fifth birthday yesterday and 14 of his little playmates assisted him in the proper celebration of this momentous occasion. Games were played in the afternoon and a lunch was served to the entire company

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.