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This was Brainerd — May 12

MAY 13

20 years ago (1993)

With Saturday’s upcoming Governor’s Fishing Opener headquartered at Cragun’s Resort on Gull, the Brainerd Jaycees are once again trying to lure people to town. They are already synonymous with fishing for their Ice Fishing Extravaganza each January.

30 years ago (1983)

Janell Kramer provided the Warrior girls’ softball team with the kind of pitching they’ve been looking for all season. She threw a four-hitter as Brainerd won its first game of the season 7-3 over Little Falls.

40 years ago (1973)

(Photo) This 24-7 northern was hooked by Chuck Johnson of Shakopee, a tackle tester, who was fishing with a Lindy tandem spin and pulled this lunker from Mille Lacs Lake.

60 years ago (1953)

Although last night’s 21 degree temperatures may have destroyed some of the tent caterpillars that are hatching in Brainerd area forests, the state entomologist said spraying plans should be carried out. He will give the signal when spraying should begin.

80 years ago (1933)

A sudden gust of wind which whipped his plane out of control caused him to crash and put 18-year-old Hackensack pilot Wardie King into St. Joseph’s Hospital. He had just taken off at the Backus airport and was only 75 feet in the air when it happened.

100 years ago (1913)

The Brainerd Speedwells journeyed to Ft. Ripley and were victorious 8 to 5 in a hard fought game of baseball. The southpaw LaForce pitching for Ft. Ripley made 14 Brainerd boys fan the air. Butka, for Brainerd, struck out 7 and was backed by good support.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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