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This was Brainerd - May 15

MAY 15

20 years ago (1992)

(Photos) Walleye action was fair on the opening weekend. Gary Fox of Brainerd lured in these two walleyes, which combine to weigh 15 pounds. Mike Bumpus of Brainerd brought in this walleye stringer using a Lindy Rig and leech combination.

30 years ago (1982)

Tests of soil samples contaminated by an illegal dumping of herbicides in Baxter reveal concentrations of dioxin, though the level does not threaten public health. But the state said the soil should still be treated in order to hasten breakdown of the residue.

40 years ago (1972)

The American Legion unit here paid tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bahma with a dinner at the Legion club that more than 200 attended. Bahma has been club manager for more than 25 years. Bill Vadnais and Norm Arveson were co-chairs, and Arveson was emcee.

60 years ago (1952)

The Jaycees attended the last city council meeting to ask for a license to sell beer at Memorial baseball park. Residents opposing the license say, “There ought to be a law.” Well there is. Ordinance 460 says beer can’t be sold there. The Jaycees withdrew their request.

80 years ago (1932)

Cass County authorities confiscated all but a few gallons of a 1,040 gallon shipment of alcohol when a heavily laden truck crashed into a car at the Gull River corner near here. The driver escaped, but an accomplice was apprehended and is now in jail at Walker.

100 years ago (1912)

Ed Murphy is reputed to have pulled off a great gymnastic stunt at the Ridley gymnasium last night. In endeavoring to show a party what he could do, he accidentally backed off the cement floor near the swimming tank and fell in, thoroughly wetting his attire.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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