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This Was Brainerd - April 17

APRIL 17  

  • 20 years ago (1999)

Temps in the 40s and gusty winds didn't burden the Warrior baseball team. Kevin Ericson's 3-run homer that went 400-feet to center field was the telling blow in a 4-2 conference win over Rocori as Brainerd remained unbeaten.

  • 30 years ago (1989)

The Brainerd Parks and Rec Dept. has finished cutting down and chipping more than a dozen trees on Laurel and 7th Streets because they were dead or planted too close together. They were part of an improvement project in 1976 and will be replaced with pines or shade trees.

  • 40 years ago (1979)

Charging that county attorney Steve Rathke acted improperly before the grand jury, the attorney for Brainerd Police Officer Randy Bush asked to have all grand jury indictments against his client dismissed. Bush is charged with assaulting four arrested prisoners.

  • 60 years ago (1959)

The search has ended for a 73-year-old man who wandered away from a local rest home three days ago. He was found hanging from a tree about four blocks south of the city dump. A coroner's inquest will be held. Police said the man left no note.

  • 80 years ago (1939)

(Adv.) Our Specials for Tuesday and Wednesday! Your choice: Center Cut Pork Chops, Beef Club Steaks, Spare Ribs, Milwaukee Frankfurters or Ground Hamburger - just 13.5 cents per pound. Hills Bros. Coffee - lb. 25 cents. Red Owl Food Stores.

  • 100 years ago (1919)

Crow Wing County's allotment in the 5th Victory Liberty Loan drive is $450,00. Take your portion and a little bit more so we can finish the job. Bonds are dated May 20, 1919 and come due May 20, 1923. Interest of 4.75% is paid semi-annually on Dec. 15th and June 15th.