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This Was Brainerd - Feb. 28


20 years ago (1994)

The winningest danceline in the state couldn’t make it three championships in a row, but the Kixters held their heads – and legs – high. Brainerd place third behind Mounds View and Burnsville in Class AAAA. “We danced real well. It was very close,” said coach Cindy Clough.

30 years ago (1984)

The Brainerd city council gave its approval to seek federal funding for the proposed $10.3 million expansion of the Westgate Mall – but not before angry remarks from two Brainerd merchants. They said any new jobs would come from emptying downtown.

40 years ago (1974)

(Photo) Baxter Policeman Skip Zielin is shown checking a car that was burned out during the burglary of a Baxter home last night. Thieves stole six rifles, three handguns, a chain saw and three saddles, and then burned the car and left the scene.

60 years ago (1954)

A fine Paynesville basketball team ran into an aroused Warrior group getting ready for tournament play, with Brainerd winning 84-60. That was Brainerd’s highest score of the year. The officials tolled off a record 67 fouls, resulting in 110 free throw attempts.

80 years ago (1934)

Police have several suspects under surveillance in the break-in and robbery at the office of Dr. G.H. Ribbel in the 1st National Bank building. Loot included $30 in cash and $50 worth of gold. Police would not name their suspects.

100 years ago (1914)

Charles Framling is suffering from blood poisoning in his head. He said the doctor told him that if his hand were similarly affected it would have to be cut off, but it would hardly do to cut Mr. Framling’s head off. He is a brakeman on the M&I Railroad.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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