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This Was Brainerd - Oct. 3

OCTOBER 3 20 years ago (1998) Three deer are known dead and nine are missing from Deerland Zoo, north of Brainerd on Hwy 371. "It was a massacre, a slaughter," said Deerland owner Gene Tank. His nearby home was also broken into and a safe brought...

OCTOBER 3  

  • 20 years ago (1998)

Three deer are known dead and nine are missing from Deerland Zoo, north of Brainerd on Hwy 371. "It was a massacre, a slaughter," said Deerland owner Gene Tank. His nearby home was also broken into and a safe brought outside and smashed open.
 

  • 30 years ago (1988)

(Photos) John Stepanek, Pine River, caught this 15-6 walleye which measured 34 inches long and 20 inches around at Ten Mile Lake in 12 feet of water. Jim Norton caught this 11-5 walleye in Mille Lacs Lake, and Rich Griep an 11-5 walleye at Cross Lake. All used Rapala lures.
 

  • 40 years ago (1978)

Carl A. Zapffe, noted scientist and historian of early Minnesota, has confirmed the Old Oxcart Trail passed through what is now the Paul Bunyan Arboretum. He traced the trail - finding some original wheel ruts - across the arboretum until it disappeared into the Brainerd Golf Course.
 

  • 60 years ago (1958)

(Photo) Clarence Vinje, all-conference tackle for the Warriors in 1955, is a starter at that position at N. Dakota State this fall. Coach Bob Danielson says that Vinje's stout line play has been a big factor in the Bison's first two wins.
 

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  • 80 years ago (1938)

Sparked by a 75-yard TD run by Frank Little on the first play of the 2nd half, the Warriors rallied to defeat a strong Staples team by 14-0 and remain undefeated. A spectacular block by Bob Alderman at the line sprung Little, who turned on his lightning speed for the first score.
 

  • 100 years ago (1918)

In municipal court this morning, Judge Wieland heard the case of Charles Russell, a Lithuanian charged with promoting that citizens should not help with the war effort and not buy liberty bonds. The judge dismissed the charges, and we should note that Russell immediately bought some bonds.

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