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This Was Brainerd - Aug. 31


  • 20 years ago (1998)

Northerns, Inc. conducted its Northern Classic out of Ron's Steak House on Gull Lake. Marlon Goble caught the lunker northern at 14.6 pounds, and he and Kathy Goble were tournament winners with a three-fish limit of 32.5 pounds.

  • 30 years ago (1988)

The Brainerd girls' tennis team snapped a string of 38 consecutive Central Lakes Conference losses by defeating Alexandria 7-0 in a triangular meet yesterday. They then lost to Bemidji 5-2. The Warriors last win was against Alexandria on Sept. 22, 1983.

  • 40 years ago (1978)

At midnight last night a man wearing a bandana for a mask and carrying a shotgun robbed the Thrifty Scott Motel of $160. Motel employees didn't see the getaway car but an employee at the neighboring restaurant did. After a high-speed chase, sheriff's deputies made the arrest of three men.

  • 60 years ago (1958)

Chuck Chalberg captured the City Junior Boys' Golf title in an 18-hole medal tourney, shooting an 80. Jim (Skeeto) Peterson was second with an 87. John Fruth won the 1st Flight with a 9-hole score of 51. Georgia Benson was Girls' Tourney champ, shooting a 56.

  • 80 years ago (1938)

George Manus of Madelia, Minn., presently dean of the junior college at Elkader, Iowa, was elected head of the new Brainerd Junior College by the school board last night. He holds a masters degree from the Univ. of Iowa and was chosen from a large list of applicants.

  • 100 years ago (1918)

Pvt. Asa Flint, age 95, a Civil War veteran living near Mille Lacs, always hankered for a trip to Brainerd to see the sights. He was given a ride to town and was told to wait at the Chamber office. He disappeared and was missing for 10 hours. He was found at friend's house in Northeast, 3 miles away.