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This Was Brainerd - July 1


20 years ago (1998)

Brainerd's Gold Medal Hockey Arena received a shot in the arm when it was learned it would receive a state Mighty Ducks grant of $125,000. Brainerd Amateur Hockey Assn. had applied for $250,000, but was pleased to hear it was prequalified for another $125,000 if funding is available next year.

30 years ago (1988)

The Federal Home Loan Bank is searching for buyers for 1st Federal Savings and Loan of Brainerd and four other insolvent Minnesota S&Ls. First Federal continues in business, accepting deposits and making loans, with all transactions protected up to $100,000.

40 years ago (1978)

Beatsie Feldman, former Brainerd Golf Club women's champion now living in California, returned to claim the championship of the annual Brainerd Ladies' Invitational. She was medalist with an actual 83, and paced the Championship Flight with a net 67.

60 years ago (1958)

A man identified as John Russell, 24, a former Brainerd resident, surrendered to Beverly Hills police in connection with a $100,000 jewel robbery of a millionaire and his wife. Russell was in Mexico when his attorney advised him to return and surrender.

80 years ago (1938)

Theft of a locked car from a well-lighted Mills Used Car lot the other night has nothing on Mrs. Dan Peterson, who parked her car at the court house in broad daylight. After attending a meeting, she found her car doors open and the ignition lock partly removed.

100 years ago (1918)

Following the orders of the National War Board, all garages in the city commencing today must close at 6:00 in the evening and be closed all day on Sunday. The orders must be universally followed and the Brainerd garage men have no choice.