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This was Brainerd - March 7


20 years ago (1992)

St. Francis’ Jason Melcher decisioned Brainerd senior Kirk Hayes 5-3 for the 140-pound title in the state Class AA wrestling tournament, ending Hayes’ bid to be the Warriors sixth state champ. Coach Mike Boran said the two were very evenly matched.

30 years ago (1982)

Lake Region Clinic announces the addition of Mark W. Gray, family practice physician, to its staff. Raised in Brainerd, Gray graduated from Brainerd High School, Brainerd Community College and the Univ. of Minn. before his medical training at UMD and the U of M.

40 years ago (1972)

Spence Cone, mill manager at Northwest Paper Co. here, told the city council the company would build its own secondary water treatment plant. Building a joint plant with the city would cost the mill an extra $500,000. Brainerd will have to build its own plant.

60 years ago (1952)

For the first time in four years, District 24 will have a new champion. In a startling upset Aitkin, beaten twice by Brainerd this season, ousted the Warriors 61-53 on the Aitkin court. It was the first time they had ever beaten Brainerd in tournament play.

80 years ago (1932)

Standings of the ten pin leagues at this point in the season show EMBA leading the “A” League with 49 wins, and Northeast Brainerd in 2nd with 35 wins. Oscar Nelson has the high game at 253, with Hagberg showing the high series at 660 and DeRocher at 630.

100 years ago (1912)

Russell & Barron are representing eastern capitalists, prominent men from Milwaukee and Chicago, who have taken an option to buy the Iron Range Townsite Co. The company owns the townsite of Barrows and numerous buildings and improvements.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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