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This was Brainerd - Aug. 2

Posted: August 1, 2012 - 4:26pm

AUGUST 2

20 years ago (1992)

For Benji Nielsen and tennis it was love at first sight. The 14-year-old Franklin Junior High student devotes 5-10 hours a week to the sport. Nielsen will be the 3rd seed in the Paul Bunyan Open junior tournament which runs Monday through Wednesday.

30 years ago (1982)

You wouldn’t know it to look at the facility today, but 50 years ago guests at Camp Jim on Hardy Lake slept in a hayloft in a renovated barn with sawdust floor. The man who started it, Rev. Arnold Frei, came back Sunday to help celebrate 50 years of service.

40 years ago (1972)

(Photo) These three merchants, representing the three shopping areas of Brainerd, present a preview of what can be expected in funny garb on Crazy Days. They are Bruce Isebrand, downtown; Bob Beall, Brainerd Mall; and Carl Anderson, Tyrol Hills.

60 years ago (1952)

Thanks to King’s Sporting Goods, the YMCA City Softball League battle is going down to the wire. They knocked off previously unbeaten Moose by 9-3, thanks to an eight-run rally in the 4th inning, when All Converse and Buddy Smilonich both homered.

80 years ago (1932)

Clarence H. Berge, of Great Falls, Mont., today assumed the post of vice-president and officer in charge of Citizens State Bank. At the same time Ernest Wise was promoted from asst. cashier to cashier. Otto Bremer, St. Paul, remains as president of the bank.

100 years ago (1912)

Prosperity has struck all parts of Minnesota, and Crow Wing County is launched on the sea of good times. In anticipation of the huge crop to be gathered in the state, the state prison twine factory at Stillwater is working three hours a day in overtime.