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This Was Brainerd - Feb. 11


20 years ago (1994)

Crow Wing County Sheriff Dick Ross wishes to notify the public, not only of open water on various lakes, but of action he has taken at one site. The channel between Rush and Cross Lakes has been fenced off. No operation of snowmobiles or ATVs is allowed there.

30 years ago (1984)

(Photo) Molly Murphy, who was crowned 1984 Miss Nisswa, gets a hug from last year’s queen, Janelle Gilbertson. Peggy Hanson was first runner-up and Eunice Johnson was second runner-up in the contest sponsored by the Nisswa Jaycee Women.

40 years ago (1974)

The Warrior swim team finished third in a field of 21 teams at the St. Cloud Apollo Invitational. The 400 free relay team of Bob Paine, Tom Castle, Terry Howard and Tim Vrudny won Brainerd’s only first place trophy with a time of 3:37.0.

60 years ago (1954)

Both Brainerd bands received an “A” rating at the District 24 Music Festival here. The Washington High School band competed in Class A and the Franklin Junior High band in a separate division. There were 784 musicians in the mass band concert in the gym.

80 years ago (1934)

(Adv.) A good girl . . . is good at the right time! Nothing else matters. See Mae West, starring in “I’m No Angel,” featuring Cary Grant. Also, with a Betty Boop cartoon. Now showing at the Palace Theatre – Brainerd.

100 years ago (1914)

Charles Hughes, the mail wagon man, was the hero of a rescue at the depot. Two traveling men, unable to see because of steam, stepped in front of the St. Paul train as it entered the yards. Hughes jumped, knocking both men off the track as the train swept by.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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