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This Was Brainerd - March 31

MARCH 31 20 years ago (1994) Brainerd attorney Don Ryan, a partner in the law firm Ryan, Ruttger and Drake, has announced his candidacy for Crow Wing County Attorney. "The Ryan family has provided legal services here since 1903. I will represent ...

MARCH 31

20 years ago (1994)

Brainerd attorney Don Ryan, a partner in the law firm Ryan, Ruttger and Drake, has announced his candidacy for Crow Wing County Attorney. “The Ryan family has provided legal services here since 1903. I will represent all the people of the county.”

30 years ago (1984)

Charles Klettenberg, the focus of an investigation by Crow Wing Coop, leveled his own charges of improper conduct against two directors and an employee of the cooperative. He said all his activities had precedent in established employee practices.

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40 years ago (1974)

Mother Nature pulled the first trick of April Fool’s day by dropping 6 to 8 inches of wet snow on the area. State and county road plows had major roads clear, but slippery, by noon. Attendance at Brainerd schools was down by 20 to 40 percent and Nisswa closed.

60 years ago (1954)

(Adv.) The modern miracle you see without special glasses! Cinemascope brings you the greatest story of love, faith and spectacle. The last great day to see “The Robe,” starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons and Victor Mature at the Brainerd Theatre.

80 years ago (1934)

(Adv.) Garvey’s Café – The Home of Smiling Service! Easter Dinner – 50 cents. Includes: Your choice of walleye pike, sugar cured ham, roast young turkey or spring lamb. Plus soup, mashed potatoes, wax beans and chocolate nut sundae for dessert.

100 years ago (1914)

The council has voted unanimously to install a police call system supplied by the Northwestern Telephone Exchange. There will be four locked telephone boxes in various parts of the city. If the chief wants a policeman he calls the phone on his beat.

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