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This Was Brainerd - March 14

MARCH 14 20 years ago (1994) South Subsection 8AA boys' basketball fans may not have expected Elk River to be competitive after graduating a Mr. Basketball winner who signed a Division I contract. But they had sufficient talent to knock off the N...

MARCH 14

20 years ago (1994)

South Subsection 8AA boys’ basketball fans may not have expected Elk River to be competitive after graduating a Mr. Basketball winner who signed a Division I contract. But they had sufficient talent to knock off the No. 2 seeded Warriors 62-52.

30 years ago (1984)

Freshman gymnast Jennifer Knippel, Brainerd’s top scorer in the state gymnastics meet with an 8th on balance beam and a 12th in all-around, was named Warrior Athlete of the Week. A straight-A student, Knippel led Brainerd to a 7th place team finish at state.

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40 years ago (1974)

(Adv.) Shamp’s On-the-Farm Meat Market – 1.5 miles East of Pine River. Pork Chops – lb. 79 cents; Rib End Pork Roast – lb. 79 cents; Polish Sausage – lb. 99 cents; Self-Basting Turkeys – lb. 59 cents; Longhorn Colby Cheese – lb. $1.19.

60 years ago (1954)

If 350 Brainerd people are interested, a “Brainerd Special” train will be run by the Northern Pacific to Moorhead for the Region Six tournament game between Brainerd and Starbuck. Tickets are $4.03. Make a reservation by calling the Dispatch at 3511.

80 years ago (1934)

(Adv.) Today and Thursday – Gala Bargain Days at both Paramount and Palace Theatres. Adults 15 cents, Children 10 cents. See Randolph Scott in “Broken Dreams” at the Palace, and Bette Davis and Charles Farrell in “The Big Shakedown” at the Paramount.

100 years ago (1914)

The steam shovel and two donkey engines of McCullough & Cheney, Minneapolis, have arrived here to begin work on the bridge fill. Powder was ordered to blast frozen ground to pour a concrete culvert. Gravel is being hauled from Ahrens Hill.

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