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This was Brainerd-Jan. 13


20 years ago (1992)

Jacob Jensen won an individual championship to help the Brainerd Warrior wrestling team take 5th place in the Columbia Heights tournament. Jensen, who improved to 15-0, defeated Mike Gallagher of Eden Prairie 2-1 in the 125-pound final.

30 years ago (1982)

The campaign to finance the remodeling of the old county jail and sheriff’s residence for a county historical museum has reached its goal. John Stensrud, president of the County Historical Society, said the goal of $265,000 was raised, spearheaded by the Rotary Club.

40 years ago (1972)

The total mill rate for Brainerd residents has dropped substantially due to action by the state legislature increasing state aid to cities. The reduction will be 24 percent, meaning a $15,000 house will see its city real estate taxes drop from $358 to $270 this year.

60 years ago (1952)

An estimated 25,000 National Guardsmen from five states will take summer training at Camp Ripley this year. Minnesota guardsmen will train from June 15 to 29, followed by troops from Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri.

80 years ago (1932)

Gerald Schrader crashed through in last night’s bowling at Van’s Alleys, setting a new high record of 274 for a single game. Ed Quirk rolled the high three-game total of 630 in the “B” league, falling short of the league record by just four pins.

100 years ago (1912)

Supt. C.E. Wheeler of the county poor farm gives the following report for the year’s work in 1911: Total inmates – 8; Foreign Born – 4; Native Born – 4; Range of Ages – 43 to 85; Total expense for 131 weeks of boarding - $1,269.84.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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