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This Was Brainerd - April 11

APRIL 11 20 years ago (1994) Randy Mertes of Brainerd won the 200-pound division of the 40-44 age group in the Masters Weightlifting Championships in Dallas. Competing against more than 30 lifters, he snatched 242 pounds and clean-and-jerked 320 ...

APRIL 11

20 years ago (1994)

Randy Mertes of Brainerd won the 200-pound division of the 40-44 age group in the Masters Weightlifting Championships in Dallas. Competing against more than 30 lifters, he snatched 242 pounds and clean-and-jerked 320 pounds, the latter a national record.

30 years ago (1984)

They thought the police lacked compassion. They were only hearing one side of the story – from the inmates’ point of view. This year, during Lent, 16 clergy from Brainerd volunteered for the Jail Ministry Ride-Along Program to get both sides of the picture.

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40 years ago (1974)

(Photo) Brainerd Floral, Gift and Bridal in the Iron Horse Plaza has announced the opening of its new bridal department. Pictured here are Cay Ebert, bridal consultant, and shop owner Marc Halverson. Another bridal consultant on staff is Nancy Cone.

60 years ago (1954)

F.M. Hagberg, county auditor here for 24 years, announced today he will not seek re-election. Immediately, two candidates announced for the post, Harold Molstad and Carlos Lind. At least five other candidates are expected to join the race soon.

80 years ago (1934)

State Sen. Franklin Ebner, representing Crow Wing and Morrison counties, has notified the Dispatch he will not be a candidate for re-election. Two years ago he defeated Gordon Rosenmeier, son of the late Sen. Chris Rosenmeier, for the seat.

100 years ago (1914)

The Minnesota State Fair is looking for 86 bright young farm boys, ages 16-19, wishing a free trip to the state fair. One boy from each county will win the trip, based on submitting the best essay on corn, clover, alfalfa or livestock. The supt. of county schools is judge.

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I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with numerous job titles since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently as Digital Editor. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work these 30+ years. I was present and worked on the our web page when our original BrainerdDispatch.com website first went live on April 26, 1994.
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A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.