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This was Brainerd-April 5

APRIL 5 20 years ago (1992) Some say there is nothing finer than watching a pair of gun dogs working as a team. It's easy to admire the dogs as they quarter the field ahead of the hunter. You can see all this as Pine Shadows Farm hosts English Sp...

APRIL 5

20 years ago (1992)

Some say there is nothing finer than watching a pair of gun dogs working as a team. It’s easy to admire the dogs as they quarter the field ahead of the hunter. You can see all this as Pine Shadows Farm hosts English Springer Spaniel AKC field trials this weekend.

30 years ago (1982)

(Adv.) Pinewood Real Estate congratulates Geoff Barnett and Mark Anderson, who purchased the Deauville Inn on Gull Lake. It will be known as Geoff Barnett’s Channel Inn and Granny’s Pub, and will open for business on May 1.

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40 years ago (1972)

Resignation of Clark “Corky” Johnson as head basketball coach for the Warriors leaves his replacement with something bordering on the impossible. In his two seasons he took Brainerd to the state tournament both years. Johnson is joining Plywood Minnesota.

60 years ago (1952)

(Adv.) Remember 1935? The Vogue Supper Club announces the re-opening of their dining room for breakfast and lunch. To celebrate, we’ll offer lunch at 1935 prices – 65 cents. Roast beef, potatoes, gravy, soup, salad, rolls, dessert and beverage. The Vogue.

80 years ago (1932)

The new bridge over the Mississippi River at Front Street, when completed, will be equipped with lighting similar to the ornamental lamps on the streets of Brainerd, Carl Zapffe, Sr., chair of the Water and Light Board told the city council.

100 years ago (1912)

When Policeman Peterson found two lost children on South 6th Street, one a boy of three and the other a girl of four, he borrowed a baby buggy and trundled them until he had them identified and wheeled them to the home of their parents.

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