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This Was Brainerd - May 15

MAY 15

  • 20 years ago (1999)

With the Mills Properties purchase of the lease at the 16-lane Brainerd Bowling Center, Paul Bunyan Bowl - at 12 lanes - will be the only bowling facility in Brainerd-Baxter. With 1,500 league bowlers in the area it is going to be tough to fit all the leagues into the one facility.

  • 30 years ago (1989)

Establishment of the Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government was announced today by Brainerd Community College to honor the former state senator. The idea of using BCC as the center's site originated with Louis Fillippi, longtime friend of the late senator.

  • 40 years ago (1979)

In what can only be described as a major coincidence, Brainerd High School senior Laura Brutsman and her brother Joe, a 1978 BHS grad, were both selected to attend the prestigious Julliard School of Drama in New York. The school selects just 20-25 students nationwide per year.

  • 60 years ago (1959)

(Photo) Highway Patrolman Ray Krueger chalked up his 25th year as a state trooper today, with all but a few years spent attached to the Brainerd headquarters. He's patrolled more than 1 million miles. He's from a law enforcement family; his brother Al is Crow Wing County Sheriff.

  • 80 years ago (1939)

Fire completely destroyed Jack Madden's cottage near Pine Beach on Gull Lake over the weekend. The blaze started inside but the cause is not yet known. Madden operates a Little Falls hotel and owns an interest in the Pine Beach Golf Course.

  • 100 years ago (1919)

(Adv.) Thur. - Fri. - Sat. Specials! Men's canvas work gloves - 10 cents; Men's heavy work shoes - brown or black - $3.50; Ladies raincoats - $1.00; Women's house dresses - 98 cents; Men's overalls - $1.75; Girls' dresses - 39, 49 & 89 cents. B. Kaatz & Son - Brainerd.