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This Was Brainerd - March 6


20 years ago (1994)

As a freshman, Warrior diver Adam Albrecht didn’t think much about the state meet. But as a senior he sharpened his skills and qualified for state. In the opening field of 40 divers he qualified 13th, making the final round of 20, and ultimately finishing in 18th place.

30 years ago (1984)

Local officials expect to hear, before the month is out, whether an optional fluoride plan it presented to Gov. Perpich will be accepted. The city plan would make fluoride tablets available to children under 12 and pregnant women in lieu of fluoridating the water.

40 years ago (1974)

A newly-formed committee of city officials and downtown businessmen met to discuss improvement of streets, sidewalks, sewers, water and electrical. Engineer George Kriha said he will carry out the technical side but he wants input from business on the beautification aspect.

60 years ago (1954)

(Photo) This northern pike, which weighed in at 31-6, was the largest reported speared in the Brainerd area during the now closed 1953-54 season. Holding his prize is Claude Schmidt of Pequot Lakes, who made his strike at Gull Lake.

80 years ago (1934)

Bronko Nagurski, former All-American football player at the Univ. of Minn. and now a headline attraction on the wrestling circuit, paid Brainerd a visit. He was enroute from a match in Fargo to one in Minneapolis when he stopped to see friends at the Ransford.

100 years ago (1914)

The city council met at the council chambers last night, with all being present. Bids were opened for the fill contract to replace the bridge on Kingwood Street to Northeast Brainerd. McCullough & Cheney won the bid with 24.9 cents per cubic yard.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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