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This was Brainerd - Aug. 26

Posted: August 24, 2012 - 3:19pm

AUGUST 26

20 years ago (1992)

They’re taking down the “For Sale” signs at the Burlington Northern Historic Site. Mark Obinger of Research Realty said the property has been sold. Seller was the Resolution Trust Corp., a federal agency responsible for liquidating assets of failed savings and loans.

30 years ago (1982)

Several area residents have expressed concern over what they believe to be army worms eating away the leaves of their oak trees. County agent Jim Rabehl says not to worry, they are caterpillars known as oak defoliators and won’t do extensive damage to the trees.

40 years ago (1972)

(Photo) A 5-ton wrecker and crew from Duluth assist members of Co A 367th Engineer Battalion in unloading three new front-end loaders just shipped to the local Army Reserve unit. They will be followed by eight, 5-ton diesel dump trucks.

60 years ago (1952)

A pair of six-pound plus largemouth bass raised the most stir at Madison’s Sports Shop this week. O. B. Smith of Illinois dragged a 6-5 bass out of the Mississippi River, and David Simpson, also of Illinois, took a 6-2 largemouth from the Gull River.

80 years ago (1932)

Dr. Virgil E. Quanstrom, son of Alderman V. E. Quanstrom, has assumed his duties on the staff of the Beise clinic. He did so after completing a post-graduate course in surgery at the Detroit Receiving Hospital. He is a graduate of Brainerd High School.

100 years ago (1912)

Among those going to the lakes Saturday was the party of Mahlum, Clarkson and Miller to Long Lake. While the first two were otherwise occupied, Miller regretted not bringing rod and reel. But, spying a commotion in the water, he used a stick to club a 3-pound fish for dinner.