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This Was Brainerd - June 10

This was Brainerd


  • 20 years ago (1999)

Brainerd police refer to it as "car shopping," but for the victims of these "smash and grab" thefts from cars it's just aggravating and costly. There has been a rash of thefts lately where someone breaks a car window, then hides. If no one responds they go back and steal CDs and stereos.

  • 30 years ago (1989)

Paul Cibuzar leaves big shoes to fill as he retires from the shoe business in downtown Brainerd. The gregarious merchant, who stands 6-5 with size 16 feet, says he once measured a man for size 22 shoes. He said his store on Laurel Street has had a tough time competing with the malls.

  • 40 years ago (1979)

(Photo) Tony Veith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Veith, Brainerd, agreed to terms with Chicago Cubs scout Buck O'Neil on a baseball contract. Veith, a former Brainerd high school grad, will receive a $5,000 signing bonus, plus $7,500 for each minor league level to which he advances.

  • 60 years ago (1959)

Residents or vacationers interested in being part of the Nisswa Summer Theatre cast are invited to try-outs this weekend. Needed for the various plays are a boy of 10, a boy of 12, a teenager who can sing and various adults for roles as extras.

  • 80 years ago (1939)

An agent of the Minn. Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was fined $100 or 90 days when found guilty of refusing to allow Brainerd attorney Clem Ryan a chance to meet with his client. Ryan was representing an Ironton man in the attempted bribery of a school board member.

  • 100 years ago (1919)

County auditor C. W. Mahlum has received $2,449.50 from the state of Minnesota to reimburse the county for funds paid out for wolf bounties. There are ample funds so that future wolf bounties will be paid out as the animals are brought in.