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This Was Brainerd - April 18


  • 20 years ago (1999)

Four former graduates of Brainerd High School will be inducted as the inaugural members of it's Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame on May 17. Stewart Mills, Jr. of Mills Fleet Farm, former governor C. Elmer Anderson, Broadway singer Linda Eder and newspaper publisher Jack Mehaffey.

  • 30 years ago (1989)

City attorney D.A. Larson told the city council that American National Bank intends to demand payment from the city on the $700,000 worth of loans the city guaranteed on behalf of Colin Hall's ill-fated bus manufacturing project at the old NP Railroad shops.

  • 40 years ago (1979)

The Warrior baseball team got outside for the first time this spring and responded with a come-from-behind 8-7 win over Detroit Lakes. Five errors kept pitcher Steve Tuil in trouble but he went the distance. Center fielder Mike Brown had the big bat, knocking in four runs.

  • 60 years ago (1959)

(Photo) Linking county communities by radio in yesterday's Civil Defense drill were these three members of the Paul Bunyan Radio Club, working from headquarters in the basement of the court house. Three more club members were in the Nisswa Hotel, relaying messages.

  • 80 years ago (1939)

(Adv.) For Sale: 10 acres of land with big two-family house and other buildings, in the city limits of Brainerd. Price $2,700 with some terms. A 5-room home, good condition, mostly modern, with garage. Price $1,300 - $300 cash and balance at $15 per month. George Palmer - Tel. 955.

  • 100 years ago (1919)

Changes in the Iron Exchange Building hotel in downtown Brainerd include the addition of several rooms with baths, the establishment soon of the West Restaurant and the changing of the name of the hotel to the "Harrison Hotel."