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This Was Brainerd - April 15

APRIL 15 

  • 20 years ago (1999)

After mediation in federal court, Alexa Oxley Christianson, a former employee in the county attorney's office has settled all claims against the county. Christianson, who had accused former county attorney Jack Graham of harassment, will receive $150,000 and a position in the court administrator's office.

  • 30 years ago (1989)

(Adv.) For those looking for rewards, now there's our Money Market Deposit Account. $500 to $2,499 - 5.75% interest; $2,500 to $9,999 - 6.00%; $10,000 to $24,999 - 6.75%; and $25,000 or more - 7.00%. Metropolitan Federal Bank - Brainerd and three branches.

  • 40 years ago (1979)

(Photo) Linda Eder was crowned the 1979 Miss Brainerd at the pageant sponsored by the Brainerd Jaycees. Eder was earlier named winner of the evening gown and talent competitions, and co-winner of the interview competition. For her talent she sang a song that she had composed herself.

  • 60 years ago (1959)

(Adv.) Schaefer's Model Market in Brainerd features its big annual "Bandarama" Sale this week, featuring Del Monte Foods. The Washington High School band will receive 1 percent of our total sales on Friday and Saturday. Band members will assist you in bagging your groceries.

  • 80 years ago (1939)

Probate Judge L.B. Kinder's auto was stolen over a week ago, but the judge didn't even know it. Kinder had the car greased, then put it in his garage and locked it. Sometime in the interim thieves stole it and drove it to Columbia Heights, where it was just discovered.

  • 100 years ago (1919)

Sgt. Arthur Brousseau of St. Mathias, with a sister living there, is home after 17 months with the Army's famed Rainbow Division. He spent nine of those months on the front lines, with five months in the trenches and four in open combat. He was often without water as Germans blew up wells.

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