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This Was Brainerd - April 23

APRIL 23 20 years ago (1992) A lawsuit against the city of Brainerd and several law enforcement officials has been halted after two days and thrown out by Judge Frederick Weddell. The suit alleged unlawful arrest and brutal treatment by Brainerd ...

APRIL 23

20 years ago (1992)

A lawsuit against the city of Brainerd and several law enforcement officials has been halted after two days and thrown out by Judge Frederick Weddell. The suit alleged unlawful arrest and brutal treatment by Brainerd and Crow Wing County officers.

30 years ago (1982)

A house fire that killed a Brainerd woman and her son last night is being investigated as possible arson. State Fire Marshal Elmer Baltes suspects a type of accelerant, such as gas, may be involved. “It still looks suspicious to me,” Baltes said.

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40 years ago (1972)

A hearing on a motion to temporarily enjoin the installation of fluoridation equipment here has been set for May 2. Len Peterson, chair of the Water and Light Board, said the equipment will not be turned on until the results of the hearing are known.

60 years ago (1952)

An all-out campaign against the threatened invasion of forest tent caterpillars in May will be the subject of a meeting tonight called by the Brainerd City Council. The possibility of spraying the entire city to stop the caterpillars was brought forward by the Jaycees.

80 years ago (1932)

Carl Zapffe, Jr., Brainerd, a junior at the school of metallurgy at the Univ. of Minnesota, was dismissed from the school after trying to pour acid into the ballot box at a student election. He was an honor graduate of Brainerd high school and a nationally recognized Boy Scout.

100 years ago (1912)

Business manager D. A. Peterson, while playing in the field at the Koering grounds last night, stopped a swift fly ball batted out by Kunitz by interposing his head and taking the ball squarely in the left eye. In addition to seeing the ball he saw every star in the universe.

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