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This was Brainerd — Dec. 5


20 years ago (1993)

The Brainerd girls’ basketball team was hoping to get off on the right foot for the new coach and four new starters. But an 82-67 conference loss to Willmar was followed by a heart-breaker, losing to Cretin Durham Hall at the buzzer, 78-77.

30 years ago (1983)

Thirteen players got into the scoring column for Coach Tom Younghans’ Warriors, who opened their season at the Civic Center with a 12-0 victory over the C-I Rangers. Brainerd had a 10-0 lead after two periods, scoring five goals in each.

40 years ago (1973)

Brainerd voters have named a new mayor, picked four councilmen, voted down the revised charter and approved the $65,000 bond issue to preserve the old water tower. Tom O’Brien is Brainerd’s new mayor, replacing George Bedard, who did not run.

60 years ago (1953)

A packed gym watched Coach Fred Kellett’s high school Warriors get off to a fast start to the season, racing past Staples 65-35. If Brainerd was worried who would fill the shoes of graduates Selisker and Skoog that was answered by Ken Wasnie and Jim Johnson.

80 years ago (1933)

(Adv.) See our Great Display of Toys and Gifts! Card Table – 98 cents; Pure Candies – 5 lb. box $1.19; Christmas Tree Lights – 39 cents; Electric Corn Popper – 98 cents; .22 Caliber Rifle - $4.98. Gamble Stores – 710 Laurel Street.

100 years ago (1913)

Tonight the Hon. A.C. Rankin, the temperance lecturer, gives a special invitation to the saloon keepers and bartenders of Brainerd to hear his lecture, titled “License and the Man Who Sells Liquor.” The lecture is at the First Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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