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This was Brainerd - May 11

20 years ago (1992)

The 1993 Governor’s Fishing Opener will be on Gull Lake, the Minnesota Office of Tourism said today. Cragun’s Lodge and Conference Center successfully bid to bring Gov. Arne Carlson and his entourage to the Brainerd area for the 46th annual event.

30 years ago (1982)

The state of Minnesota made good on an “IOU” this week, sending the Brainerd School District $23.4 million in delayed state aid payments. The aids were due to be paid in December and January, but were suspended due to a state cash flow shortage.

40 years ago (1972)

When the legislature approved construction of the Brainerd State Hospital 15 years ago, plans called for an institution that would house up to 2,000 of the state’s mentally retarded. Today they are 926 patients, with 808 employees caring for them.

60 years ago (1952)

Competition was such that Coach Bob Miller’s track team had to settle for a 5th-place tie at the Otter Relays in Fergus Falls. But despite early snow, some rain and wind, the Warrior’s Jerry Hill set a meet discus record with a throw of 148 feet, one inch.

80 years ago (1932)

With an estimated hatch of 100 million pike fry at the Jenkins Fish Hatchery, trucks are already moving to lakes dumping fry. Based on 2,000 pike fry per can, the 590 cans allotted to the Brainerd Lakes Region mean more than 1.1 million fry will be stocked.

100 years ago (1912)

A. D. Johnson, of 3rd Avenue Northeast, took eight pictures of the Brainerd-Crosby baseball game at the Koering grounds, which opened Central Baseball Assn. play. One shows Mayor H. P. Dunn throwing out the first ball. Another shows the Sheflo homerun.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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