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This was Brainerd - Dec. 15


20 years ago (1991)

Area legislators and promoters will lobby hard in 1992 to win state park status for nearly 5,000 acres of abandoned mining property on the Cuyuna Range. The area includes six natural lakes, 16 pit lakes and the Croft Mine Historical Park.

30 years ago (1981)

The Brainerd School Board got some bleak financial news last night: A warning that the district may lose $2 million in state aid over the next two years. Rep. Don Samuelson told a board committee that the loss would result if Gov. Quie’s budget cuts are adopted.

40 years ago (1971)

The Brainerd YMCA announced it will conduct a pledge drive in January aimed at total debt retirement. The drive is headed by Dr. Jack Echternacht and the Y board, and sets its goal at $150,000. The current YMCA membership stands at 2,380.

60 years ago (1951)

The board of directors of the Brainerd Civic Association went on record yesterday against any decrease in rail service to and from Brainerd. They referred specifically to the NP Railway request to drop trains 31 and 32 from Brainerd to Little Falls.

80 years ago (1931)

The first winter resort in Crow Wing County catering to the sports of tobogganing, skating and skiing will open soon, it was announced today. It is the Cast-A-Bait Lodge on Pike Bay of Gull Lake, operated by Earl Jamieson, Jr., of Brainerd.

100 years ago (1911)

The coroner’s jury is to hear evidence in the cause of death of Mr. Michelle Deloney, whose body was found by a lumberman. Mrs. Annie Johnson, a chief witness, said she saw a terrible quarrel between brothers David and Michelle, resulting in the latter’s death.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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