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This Was Brainerd - March 3


20 years ago (1994)

Omni Broadcasting, which owns radio stations in Bemidji and Alexandria, is purchasing 16-year-old WJJY-FM from Tower Broadcasting, owned by Jim Pryor. Tower Broadcasting is retaining WJJY-AM, but with the new call letters of WWWI.

30 years ago (1984)

(Photo) Brainerd Art Club member Kathy Porwall is being featured as Artist of the Month by First Bank – Brainerd. Porwall works in watercolor, ink, acrylic, scratchboard, colored pencil and pastels. Her work can be seen from March 5 through March 16.

40 years ago (1974)

Warrior swimmers didn’t win any events, but did set two new Brainerd team records at the state swim meet at the Univ. of Minn. Tim Vrudny swam a 2:12.5 in the 200 IM prelims and Kevin Anderson swam a 1:07.7 in the 100 breaststroke for a new mark.

60 years ago (1954)

The contract for grading and concrete paving of the 8.4 miles of Hwy 210 between Pillager and Motley has been awarded to a Minneapolis firm on a bid of $445,651. There was spirited bidding for 20 contracts totaling $3.9 million statewide.

80 years ago (1934)

The Warriors subdued a stubborn last quarter rally to whip Wadena 31-28 on its “cracker-box gym” home floor. More than 2,000 rabid fans saw Brainerd go into a tie for first place in the district standings. A coin flip will decide who gets the No. 1 seed.

100 years ago (1914)

G.F. Edquist, president of the Clearwater and Nokay Lake rural telephone company appeared before the county board and secured approval to erect poles along rural highways in his region. Equipment is purchased and the line should soon operate.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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