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This Was Brainerd - June 29


20 years ago (1998)

Most recent Brainerd High School grads plan to go to college and many will attend close to home. Of the 404 students surveyed, 282 will go to college, 59 will attend a tech school, 24 will head to work, 16 will join the military and 23 are still undecided.

30 years ago (1988)

U.S. Judge Robert Renner said that while conduct of Brainerd attorney Jack Graham was bizarre and flamboyant, it was not such that attorney fees should be assessed against him in the Michael Shockman case. The 75-minute hearing concerned $23,907 in fees.

40 years ago (1978)

A proposed rock concert, planned for July 2 and 3 near Wadena, has been cancelled after Wadena County officials secured a permanent injunction. Judge Donald Gray said the injunction was necessary "for the protection of the public."

60 years ago (1958)

A crowd estimated at over 4,000 toured the new Brainerd State Hospital during its dedication yesterday. The actual ceremonies took place in the Washington High School auditorium with Minnesota Gov. Orville Freeman the main speaker.

80 years ago (1938)

The eight-man team from St. Cloud won the 6th Annual Inter-City Golf Tourney at the Pine Beach Golf Club, with last year's champion Brainerd finishing third. Wally Engbretson and Frank Wright, both of Brainerd were co-medalists with 74s on the tough par 73 course.

100 years ago (1918)

The Odin Chautauqua of Minnesota opens a five-day engagement in Brainerd starting tomorrow. It will be in its usual location next to the post office on S. 6th Street. Among the featured entertainers will be Thorsten Skarning, Europe's greatest accordionist.