It Was Brainerd – April 24 – Brainerd Expedition

APRIL 24

20 years ago (2002)

What looked like a scrum was actually the Warrior softball team beating St. Cloud Apollo 8-2, 10-0 in a conference double header. Everyone played and contributed for Brainerd, who improved to 5-1 on aggregate. Coach Mike Zauhar said: “It was very important to have playing time for everyone.”

30 years ago (1992)

Arguing that his 1992 budget was capriciously and arbitrarily set, County Attorney Jack Graham argued in district court that his budget should be increased by $30,000. His request for 1992 was $282,000, but the board approved $252,000. Graham wants the extra money for staff merit increases, as well as some operating expenses.

40 years ago (1982)

A fire at a home east of Laurel Street, which killed a woman and her teenage son, is being investigated by authorities as a possible arson. The fire, which started at 7:30 p.m., was believed to have been started by an accelerant such as gas. Two other occupants of the house were able to escape the flames.

60 Years Ago (1962)

A rural resident of Brainerd’s attempt to burn down an old barn last night was nearly thwarted by local firefighters when a neighbor reported the blaze. Firefighters rushed to Mr. R. Welzant’s farm northwest of Brainerd, only to find he had obtained a permit to burn down the old building.

80 years ago (1942)

(Adv.) Locally produced dairy products! Fresh eggs – straight from the farm – doz. 25 cents; Fresh milk – one liter bottle – 10 cents; Farmer’s Co-op Butter – pound 37 cents; American mild Dixie cheese – 2 pounds 49 cents; Red Owl Supermarket – Brainerd.

100 years ago (1922)

The New York Yankees took three straight wins over the Washington Senators, winning another pitching battle 4-2. “Bullet Joe” Bush, who had been acquired from Boston, got the better of the rookie pitcher from Washington, allowing just two hits.

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