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This was Brainerd - Feb. 14


20 years ago (1993)

The Brainerd girls’ gymnastics team secured its ninth Central Lakes Conference title in 10 years at the CLC meet at St. Cloud Tech. The Warriors entered the meet at 6-0 and finished second, with their combined total giving them the title by a single point.

30 years ago (1983)

(Adv.) Treat Your Valentine! Monday, February 14 only. Enjoy Chicken Kiev or Sirloin Steak – 2 Dinners for Only $15. Enjoy the Romantic Ballads and Dance Music of “John Cubero.” The Quarterdeck at Pleasant Acres – West Shore of Gull Lake.

40 years ago (1973)

Major Glendon Perkins, a POW in North Vietnam for more than six years, will arrive here this afternoon to visit his ill mother in Crosslake. He was reunited with his wife, Kay, this morning at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.

60 years ago (1953)

(Photo) Evidence that the big ones are around to be gotten is shown here with the 25-pound northern speared by Edward Roske, Brainerd, at Gull Lake. It’s the fourth big one he’s taken this winter, with two others weighing in at 19 pounds and one at 13 pounds.

80 years ago (1933)

An 11-year-old boy was awaiting the setting of the fracture of his right leg suffered yesterday while skiing with friends. Striking a bare spot, the skis stopped, catapulting him down the hill. Roy Wicklund was watching the skiing and carried the boy home.

100 years ago (1913)

Judge C. A. Allbright has his campaign of letters and telegrams directed on members of the legislature presenting arguments for defeat of the tonnage tax bill well under way. A bombardment of letters is under way to help defeat this tax that would hurt our area.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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