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This Was Brainerd - May 18

MAY 18 20 years ago (1994) School board challenger Lew Hudson made a big enough impression on voters in his third try to win election to the Brainerd board. Incumbent Bernie Roberts was re-elected to his post. Ken Hanson was 300 votes behind, and...

MAY 18

20 years ago (1994)

School board challenger Lew Hudson made a big enough impression on voters in his third try to win election to the Brainerd board. Incumbent Bernie Roberts was re-elected to his post. Ken Hanson was 300 votes behind, and Marv Begin and Richard Magnan trailed by 1,000 votes.

30 years ago (1984)

(Photo) Jim Bedard, sec.-treas. of the Brainerd Rotary Club, announced his organization would accept the challenge laid down by the Exchange Club by contributing to Neighborhood Watch. The money was given to Herb Stunek, chair of the chamber’s crime prevention committee.

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40 years ago (1974)

The Brainerd Dispatch and Knudsen Realty share the lead after the first night of the Men’s Twilight League golf season. Al Olson, Spike Smith and Spike Hanson led Dispatch to a 9-3 thumping of Dairy Queen, while Knudsen beat Brainerd National Bank.

60 years ago (1954)

The city liquor ordinance will undergo a probing after the city council ordered a study of the law. Currently the law says that women may not be employed to work behind a bar, nor may women be served drinks while sitting at a bar.

80 years ago (1934)

Walleyed pike are biting freely at Gull Lake. At the Ernest Ritari resort on Squaw Point, Ritari and two friends took nine pike in an hour’s fishing. Ritari lost one walleyed pike estimated at 12 pounds, just as he was about to land it about 100 feet offshore.

100 years ago (1914)

Improvements for the Gull Lake road were projected by a number of auto owners who met at the Commercial Club rooms. Commissioner C.A. Krech attended and promised to cut out stumps and trees if shown where the offending ones were located.

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June 16 - 22. For information:

BrainerdHistoryWeek.com; or call co-chairpersons Carl Faust at 829-0137 or Mary Koep at 829-9793.

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