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This Was Brainerd- Nov. 15


20 years ago (1991)

A man who started serving on the Crow Wing County Fair board before many of the 1991 fairgoers were born has decided to step down. Birney Wilkins, 89, served on the fair board for 50 years. Wilkins also served for 16 years on the Minnesota State Fair board.

30 years ago (1981)

(Adv.) Final Markdowns for Quitting Business. Total Liquidation! Many items at below cost. This is it - all sales cash and all sales final. Don't delay. Plaza Furniture - in the Iron Horse Plaza - West Washington Street.

40 years ago (1971)

The Brainerd girls' swim team ended its season by finishing second in the North Star conference meet at the high school pool. Virginia won the meet with 111 points; Brainerd had 88. Diane Junker won the Warriors only individual event, the 50 free.

60 years ago (1951)

(Adv.) 22 Choice Lots for Sale in Brainerd's Newest Addition - Shady Brook. These are choice lots located on both sides of Cedar Street, just west of South 6th Street. Get a home site for just $750. Contact Edgewood Homes, Inc. - Ray Madison, Pres. - Dial 2426.

80 years ago (1931)

(Adv.) Special Used Car Sale - Friday and Saturday Only! 1929 Ford A Coupe - $250; 1931 Ford A Coach - $325; 1927 Ford Coach - $150; 1929 Chevrolet Coach - $300; 1928 Whippet Coach - $150. GMAC Easy Payment Plan. Conklin Motor Co. - 5th & Front Sts.

100 years ago (1911)

There has been filed with the city attorney a petition objecting to the payment of the balance due Ritari Bros. for the paving of Third Avenue, which the council had approved 5 to 1. It claims the paving to have been improperly and incompletely performed.

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.