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This Was Brainerd - Aug. 27


  • 20 years ago (1998)

Sitting in the Green Mill Restaurant in Brainerd, Democratic candidate for governor Mark Dayton was having dinner. He looked up to see Norm Coleman, the Republican candidate entering the restaurant. Dayton said it was the first time they crossed paths while campaigning.

  • 30 years ago (1988)

(Photo) Firefighters from Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Brainerd battled a fire at the Stoneybrook Trading Co. gift shop yesterday in downtown Nisswa. The store was gutted but its steel frame helped prevent the fire's spread to adjacent buildings, such as the Totem Pole.

  • 40 years ago (1978)

A quick-acting thief stole a stereo amplifier worth $350 from Carl Shogren of Crosby early Saturday morning near the Eagles Club in Brainerd. Shogren was in the band playing there and had put a load of equipment in his car. While he was getting his second load the thief struck.

  • 60 years ago (1958)

(Photo) Gary Benson, son of city clerk Obert and Mrs. Benson, skated in the St. Paul Pop Concert Ice Revue at the St. Paul Auditorium. He was in the walls number, the "Toyland" production number and a solo skate "Strike Up the Band."

  • 80 years ago (1938)

Bob Preston, Brainerd, and Fay Kavotovich, Ironton, were the winners in the last preliminary dance contest sponsored by the Eddy and Eddy professional dance team at the Spotlite in Nisswa. The finals will be held tonight.

  • 100 years ago (1918)

The Betzold threshing rig was working at Wm. Gildart's place in South Long Lake Township, and later in the afternoon went to Maurice LeMoine's farm in Crow Wing Township. Help is short due to the war and farmers are helping work each other's fields.