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This Was Brainerd- Aug. 4

20 years ago (1991) The Brainerd Bees opened the Region 8C amateur baseball tourney with a 10-0 blanking of the Pierz Brewers. Barry Boevers swatted a three-run homer in the fourth, while Keith Peterson belted a two-run shot and pitched the shuto...

20 years ago (1991)

The Brainerd Bees opened the Region 8C amateur baseball tourney with a 10-0 blanking of the Pierz Brewers. Barry Boevers swatted a three-run homer in the fourth, while Keith Peterson belted a two-run shot and pitched the shutout, scattering six hits.

 

30 years ago (1981)

An attempt to implement a city towing policy was blocked at the council meeting due to potential conflict with police policy. The council tabled a motion to allow the city to tow vehicles up to two miles outside the city, since police can't leave the city limits on duty.

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40 years ago (1971)

Permanent markers designating 17 historic sites are being installed in Brainerd locales in honor of the city's Centennial Year. The drawing for the inscription was done by local artist Bunny Humphrey, and Bud Kittleson of Brainerd Foundry made the plaques.

 

60 years ago (1951)

Completely throttled for seven innings by curveballer Harold Johnson, the Brainerd Braves roared back to win their 20th of the season 7-5 at Detroit Lakes. Ed Gumlia hit a 3-run homer to center, his sixth of the season, and young Marv Bollig also homered.

 

80 years ago (1931)

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A Brainerd man would have saved $90 if he had not been driving his car on Trunk Highway No. 21 last night. His three companions were fined $10 for disorderly conduct for a downtown brawl, but his zig-zagging driving cost him $100 for careless driving.

 

100 years ago (1911)

The Dispatch freely accepts all proper news items when signed, such signature being a guarantee of good faith. The line is drawn, however, on some of the poetry submitted. Poetry has killed more good newspaper men than any other agency. 

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