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MAY 18

20 years ago (1992)

The Warrior girls had no individual winners as they placed sixth in the Class AAA True Team state meet, but took three second places: Turena Johnson in the 3,200 meter run, Jenny Johnson in the 110 high hurdles and Jennifer Imsande in the 300 low hurdles.


30 years ago (1982)

(Photos) 13-year-old Mike Jones of Nisswa hooked a 9-14 walleye in 14 feet of water during the Minnesota fishing opener, using a Floating Jig-Head and leech. Donald Ohr of Princeton caught this 10-2 walleye in nine feet of water on a Rebel Perch.

40 years ago (1972)

(Photo) Brandy, a Chesapeake Retriever, seems proud of himself as he lounges on Mayor George Bedard’s desk. The dog is credited with saving the life of Clarence Hanson after his boat swamped on Pelican Lake, by pulling Hanson back to the boat until help arrived.

60 years ago (1952)

It appears that the opening weekend, in addition to producing a record turnout of fishermen, was one of the most successful in years. The largest walleye weighed 10-2, taken on a Lazy Ike at Cross Lake. And a 20-pound northern was hooked at Gull Lake.

80 years ago (1932)

Police scoured the city for traces of a swarthy-faced man who, about 8:30 this morning, robbed Earl DeRocher, driver of a Model Laundry truck in West Brainerd. The man robbed him of $20 at gunpoint, then escaped in an older Model T Ford.

100 years ago (1912)

Les Hallett is the hero of a fishing adventure which eclipses anything before in Brainerd. While casting his line at the hospital bridge, he felt an awful pull. A huge pike threatened to take both pole and fisherman. He needed a wheelbarrow to get the 23 pounder home.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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