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This was Brainerd - Feb. 28


20 years ago (1992)

District 13 State Sen. Don Samuelson has some advice for those who come to his office seeking more state funds for their pet projects. “I tell them they better keep an eye on what they have,” he said, since we face a shortfall of $600 million and cuts are coming.

30 years ago (1982)

Brainerd High School won the Section 8AA girls’ gymnastics tournament at Moorhead, with Crystal Savage winning the all-around title and three individual events. It was the second section title for the Warriors, who also won in 1979.

40 years ago (1972)

Alderman Tom Anderson, chair of the city council’s personnel and finance committee, will bring a unanimous recommendation of Jack Enfield to be named city building inspector. Enfield, with 20 years in building trades, emerged from among 60 prospects.

60 years ago (1952)

Crow Wing county citizens made the opening day of the Red Cross bloodmobile’s visit highly successful by donating 216 pints of blood for the “Blood for Defense” program. People from the Crosby and Ironton area formed the bulk of the donors today.

80 years ago (1932)

Premature spring weather continued in the area. Brainerd lawns were turning green, people doffed their winter apparel, boys were shooting marbles and tennis players appeared on the Gregory Park courts. Ice bound lakes took on break up signs.

100 years ago (1912)

Do potatoes pay? A farmer named Danahy sold 1,500 bushels to a Hibbing potato dealer for $1.50 a bushel, the last of a crop of 2,200 bushels. The proceeds of one year’s crop were enough to pay for his land. Crow Wing county is well within the potato belt.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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