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This Was Brainerd - Feb. 25

FEBRUARY 25 20 years ago (1994) The current Brainerd Technical College building would be converted into a junior high magnet school for technology under a proposal supported by school board members. It is contingent on legislative approval for a ...

FEBRUARY 25

20 years ago (1994)

The current Brainerd Technical College building would be converted into a junior high magnet school for technology under a proposal supported by school board members. It is contingent on legislative approval for a new technical college next to the community college.

30 years ago (1984)

For five years a Staples man had gone about his business, raised his two daughters and become well known throughout the town. What Staples residents didn’t know is the man was living under an alias and had kidnapped the two girls from custody of their mother.

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40 years ago (1974)

(Photo) Sectional Golden Gloves trophies are getting to be old hat for head coach Tom Herron, as he accepts a 5th straight trophy. His able assistants are John Sundby, Joey Kretzman and Clay Eisel. Four Brainerd boxers advance to the Upper Midwest tourney.

60 years ago (1954)

Brainerd’s Water & Light Board has received a petition that a city vote be conducted on the proposal to fluoridate Brainerd’s water, but took no action on it. The petition was signed by representatives of nine prominent Brainerd organizations.

80 years ago (1934)

One of Brainerd’s oldest landmarks went the way of most signs Friday night when a motorist drove his car into the base of the Burnett Jewelry Store sign and sent the large watch crashing to the ground. Old-timers say the watch and sign had been there 40 years.

100 years ago (1914)

The new federal income tax law is strict in its provisions. One of the most important is that returns must be to the collector of internal revenue by March 1. Those with an annual income of $3,000 or more must file, except state employees, who are exempt.

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