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This was Brainerd - Nov. 16


20 years ago (1991)

To Les Franz, co-chair of this year's United Way drive, lakes area people “are as beautiful as the environment in which we live.” Franz, who co-chaired the drive with wife Lucy, announced that a record $221,533 had been raised as of last Friday.

30 years ago (1981)

An omnibus hearing was set for Nov. 20 for a Brooklyn Park man accused of selling a 4-year-old boy to a Deerwood couple for $7,000. The 43-year-old man made a brief appearance before Judge Clinton Wyant, and is charged with false imprisonment.

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) Dave Britton began work Monday as the second probation officer for Crow Wing County, joining services with present probation officer Tom Hegstad. The two are shown conferring with probate and juvenile court judge Henry W. Longfellow.

60 years ago (1951)

(Adv.) Dance at the Elks Club, Saturday, Nov. 17 - Members and Guests Only. Music by the “Six Fat Dutchmen,” RCA Victor Recording Band, featuring Harold Loeffelmacher, “The Bard of the Bass Horn.” Music that will make an old man dance!

80 years ago (1931)

All year-round open roads will be protected again this year by snow fencing. Driving of posts is complete and fencing will go up after frost sets in. The county highway department will place 8 miles of fence and the state will put up 32 miles in the district.

100 years ago (1911)

James Cullen's old horse, which served him faithfully for 22 years, was ordered chloroformed by him and Dr. C. A. Nelson performed the act which sent the animal to horse heaven. He was 28 years old and one of the most docile horses in the city.

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.