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This Was Brainerd- Nov. 20


20 years ago (1991)

In what could be called a reluctant unanimous vote, the Baxter City Council agreed to support a chamber of commerce study on cooperation between Brainerd and Baxter.


30 years ago (1981)

(Photo) Ray Bang, a longtime civic leader and Brainerd area businessman, was selected yesterday as Brainerd's Citizen of the Year for 1981. He is shown with Dick Endres, chair of Brainerd Community Action, and Ruth Meyers, one of those who nominated Bang.

40 years ago (1971)

Members of the Brainerd Elks lodge have voted down a plan to build a new building on land they own adjacent to the Brainerd Country Club. Cost estimates were $650,000.

60 years ago (1951)

Twenty candidates have filed for election to the new seven-member city council to be elected on Dec. 4th. The new council, composed of two aldermen-at-large and one from each of the five wards, will be a reduction from the present 10-person council.

80 years ago (1931)

(Adv.) Haircutting 25 cents! Insist on you and your family having their barber work done in a sanitary shop where linens are spotlessly clean. Master barbers and Union Shops.

100 years ago (1911)

H. A. Wilson and Harold Kalland have returned from a successful deer hunt near Swan River. Wilson shot a buck weighing 200 pounds, one of the largest brought to the city this year. Kalland shot a doe weighing 140 pounds.

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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