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This was Brainerd - June 3


20 years ago (1992)

(Photo) Lance Hoff struggles with his biking pants between the swimming and biking portion of the 6th annual Brainerd High School-Lake Hubert Triathlon. Hoff is being assisted by his father, Jim Hoff, in the transition.

30 years ago (1982)

A breakthrough in negotiations between the Brainerd City Council and the Rural Fire Assn. was reached, ending an impasse ongoing since April. In the future, costs will increase based on the consumer price index, not increases in assessed valuation.

40 years ago (1972)

St. Joseph’s Hospital has designated its two conference rooms as the “Camp Room” and the “Thabes Room,” after two pioneer physicians here. Dr. Tamara Thabes Mitchell donated a photo of her grandfather. Bunny Humphrey painted a portrait of Dr. Camp.

60 years ago (1952)

The city police force was granted a 40-hour work week and the addition of two men to the force by the city fathers. But a request for a wage increase and differential is on hold. A patrolman now gets $275 for a 44-hour week. They have asked for an increase of $25.

80 years ago (1932)

(Adv.) A Plain Statement! To Farmers and Businessmen of Crow Wing County: I have instructed the manager of Breezy Point Lodge to purchase all provisions possible in this county, and to employ local men and women where possible. Signed: Capt. W. H. “Billy” Fawcett.

100 years ago (1912)

The south side had a spectacular fire Tuesday afternoon. Four barns and sheds were afire near 708 S. Broadway. The department made a quick run and soon had two big streams of water playing on the blaze. A horse and several pet rabbits were saved.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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