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News from Browerville's Past

25 Years Ago

July 27, 1995

The county board, at their July 17 meeting, unanimously rescinded a motion they passed in December of 1994 that was intended to protect Assistant County Attorney David Stumpf from being fired by incoming County Attorney Charles Rasmussen. The December motion said that Todd County employees could be fired for a cause. At the time the motion was passed, Rasmussen, who wouldn’t take office until January 1, said he wanted to let Stumpf go. The assistant county attorney, Rasmussen said, is hired and fired at the will of his boss. The commissioners told Rasmussen to obtain a legal opinion from the Minnesota Attorney General to prove his point.

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Kendice Blenkush of Browerville graduated at the end of the 1995 spring semester with a Bachelor’s Degree in Composite Travel Ind. Management at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.


75 Years Ago

July 28, 1945

The Knights of Columbus picnic held at Horseshoe Lake last Saturday was largely attended in spite of the fact that excessive heat kept many home. A picnic dinner highlighted the event followed by swimming, boating and other forms of entertainment which kept the crowd in the best of spirits until late in the afternoon.


50 Years Ago

July 30, 1970

For many community residents, the closing of Gaida’s Grocery marks the end of an era. Mr. and Mrs. John S. Gaida will retire after 36 years in the grocery business in Browerville. Mr. and Mrs. Gaida purchased the grocery store from August Cech on March 5, 1934. The building has been sold to Paul Naumann, who will open a sheet metal business in the near future.


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