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This Was Brainerd- Oct. 26


20 years ago (1991)

Voters will decide at the polls, in a Nov. 5 special election, the following question: Shall the city of Brainerd be authorized to issue and sell general obligation bonds not to exceed $625,000 to remodel, rehabilitate and equip the existing city hall building?


30 years ago (1981)

Brainerd High School scored 331 points to handily win its fifth annual girls' swimming invitational. Moorhead was in second. Coach Willy Severson's team took three firsts: the 200-yard medley relay, Anne Monda in the 200 free and Carla Nordby the 100 breaststroke.

40 years ago (1971)

Miss Mary Tornstrom, 83, a fixture in Brainerd education and civic circles, died yesterday in Minneapolis. She came to Brainerd in 1915 to teach English and was named principal in 1922. The auditorium in Washington High School was named in her honor.

60 years ago (1951)

(Adv.) Attention! Thanks to those who have been drinking Fitgers Beer . . . and those we hope to become our customers. Fitgers is shipped by rail. Support local industry. Fruth Beverage Co., 916 Washington St. - Brainerd.

80 years ago (1931)

(Adv.) For Rent! 7-room house on N. 6th Street, all modern except for heat. Newly re-decorated - $20 per month. 4-room apartment one block from Gregory Park on North Side, private bath, hot water heat - $35 per month. Contact the Hitch Realty Co.

100 years ago (1911)

(Adv.) Sick headache, biliousness, dizziness, coated tongue, foul taste and foul breath - always trace them to torpid liver and delayed, fermenting food in the bowels. A Cascaret tonight will straighten you out by morning. Get a 10-cent box from your druggist.

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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