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This Was Brainerd - April 12


  • 20 years ago (1999)

And then there were five. The school board announced five finalists for the position of school district superintendent: Ted Adams, Oregon; John Christianson, Red Wing; Gregory Ohl, Foley; Gary Phillips, Brainerd's asst. supt.; and Jerry Walseth, Colorado.

  • 30 years ago (1989)

(Adv.) This Week's Special: Chicken Fried Steak Sandwich, with fries or coleslaw - $4.50. Daily Specials: BBQ Ribs - $6.50; Beef Stir Fry - $5.95; Breaded Hoki Dinner - $6.95; All you can eat Prime Rib Dinner - $9.25. The Atrium Cafe - Westgate Mall.

  • 40 years ago (1979)

(Photo) Margaret Hoenig, 70, of Crosslake, proudly displays the gold cup she received upon winning the Miss Brainerd Pageant in 1929. She later went on to win the Miss Minnesota title. She will make her first appearance at the Miss Brainerd pageant this weekend after a 50-year absence.

  • 60 years ago (1959)

Brainerd firemen this afternoon were using backfires in an attempt to control a 160-acre grass fire in the city south of Oak Street between 19th and Beech Streets. The fire in a swamp was believed caused by someone dumping hot ashes along Oak Street.

  • 80 years ago (1939)

(Adv.) Just two more days at the Palace Theatre! See the new marijuana picture "The Assassin of Youth." Adults only please. Sensational! The smokes did it - an expose of America's newest narcotic menace. Rosy-cheeked girls made hard and brittle by marijuana.

  • 100 years ago (1919)

April 18 is "Tank Day" in Brainerd. The battle tank from the war in Europe will demonstrate its maneuvers by knocking down shacks, climbing trees, breaking up an old car, plunging through the "shellholes" (potholes) of Kindred Street and negotiating the sand on South Broadway Street.