This Was Brainerd – March 1

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In an effort to expedite a settlement with the peace group that was barred from marching in last year’s July 4th parade, the city has agreed to enter into mediation. Council members Mary Koep, Kelly Bevans and Anne Nelson Fisher will represent Brainerd in closed mediation with Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace.

The Brainerd and Elk River girls’ basketball teams combined to make more turnovers than a bakery in the opening round of the South Subsection 8AA tournament yesterday. But the fifth seeded Warriors frosted the fourth seed Elks 52-51 in OT to move to face No. 1 seed St. Cloud Apollo.

(Photo) Head coach Dave Maras (right) and assistant Howie Jacobs are all smiles as they lead the Warrior gymnasts back to the state 8AA tournament for the third straight year, hoping to improve on their sixth and seventh-place finishes. The team lists only one senior and one junior athlete.

In a fund-raising basketball game to buy a pitching machine for amateur baseball here, Carl Eller – at 6-6, 260-pounds – led the Galloping Gophers with 23 points, but they were defeated 82-78 by the local Paul Bunyan Oil Travelers. The Travelers were led by hot shooting from brothers Dale Brown, 21 points, and Jimmy with 20.

The Warrior basketball team wound up its regular season with an impressive 38-35 victory on the Staples home court. Chuck Warnberg rimmed in 13 points to pace Brainerd. Meyer Skoog tallied nine for Brainerd and passed off assists to Warnberg as the Warriors finish with an 11-7 record.

Minnesota’s greatest mine disaster happened at the Milford Mine on Feb. 5, taking a toll of 41 lives. The state industrial commission announces that 24 of the claims for workmen’s compensation have been settled already. The other 17 will take a few weeks longer as they involve dependents in foreign countries.…Read more by Terry McCollough

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