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This Was Brainerd - Nov. 19

NOVEMBER 19 20 years ago (1995) Brainerd area merchants are fed up with shoplifting and want action. Two dozen merchants met at the East Brainerd Mall. They said they want shoplifting crimes printed in the Dispatch, they want judges to hand down ...

NOVEMBER 19

20 years ago (1995)

Brainerd area merchants are fed up with shoplifting and want action. Two dozen merchants met at the East Brainerd Mall. They said they want shoplifting crimes printed in the Dispatch, they want judges to hand down stiffer penalties and they want answers.

30 years ago (1985)

Future Brainerd mayors could be serving a four-year term instead of the current two years if the entire city council accepts the idea. Alderman Denny Martin made the recommendation, saying that a mayor doesn't have time to get fully up to speed in just two years.

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40 years ago (1975)

(Adv.) Open to the Public! Wednesday Night Special: Ranch Ribs in BBQ Sauce - with potato, beverage and salad bar - $3.75. Monday - Thursday: Try our Sirloin Steak Plate - $3.75. Plus, regular menu. Diane and Joan's Tee Top Room at the Brainerd Country Club.

60 years ago (1955)

Deer hunters were warned by Homer Whiting of the forestry department about cutting Christmas trees. Before cutting, they must notify the State Forester in writing by registered mail, and no tree may be cut until all taxes due have been paid on the land where the tree grows.

80 years ago (1935)

The city of Brainerd finds itself without funds to repair the Laurel Street bridge over the Mississippi. The city engineer said he was told by the state highway department that because the county commissioners didn't support the project, state funds would not be available.

100 years ago (1915)

The water and light board has a force at work shutting off water service of delinquent consumers. Should some householder who is months in arrears with his water bills find the family hydrant dry, it will not mean that the pipe froze up, but that the board has shut off the supply.

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