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This was Brainerd - July 23

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

JULY 23

20 years ago (1992)

The Heartland Animal Rescue Team’s planned operations in Baxter received support – fiscally and philosophically – from the city council. Trouble is, Baxter still doesn’t know how it’s going to get stray animals to the pound without using Baxter police.

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30 years ago (1982)

A creosote-polluted pond near the Burlington-Northern Tie Plant was one of five Minnesota hazardous waste sites added today to a list of 170 that are being given top priority for cleanup money under the U.S. “Superfund” program.

40 years ago (1972)

(Photo) Gov. Wendell Anderson left Brainerd this morning on a tour of the severe flood area to the south. Here he shakes hands with Sheriff Chuck Warnberg while Crow Wing Commissioners Marv Rau, Ross Kunkel and George Krueger look on.

60 years ago (1952)

Current demands that the state “do something to get the carp out of Mille Lacs, or at least control them,” can result only in efforts that are too small, too late. There is now a dam at the outlet to the Rum River where the carp entered, but no way to remove those already there.

80 years ago (1932)

Two young boys, ages 8 and 13 years, owe their lives to the courage of the mother of the older boy. When the younger jumped from a boat into deep water on Lake Mille Lacs, the older tried to save him. The mother managed to save both and get them to shallow water.

100 years ago (1912)

Col. Freeman Thorpe of Hubert has returned from Washington, D.C., where he scored great successes. The portrait of a former Speaker of the House had been rejected twice by the art commission. Thorpe did the painting and it was immediately accepted.

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