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This Was Brainerd- Oct. 14


20 years ago (1991)

Although they fell short of their goal of five tons, Brainerd and Baxter Boy Scouts did collect twice as much as last year - a total of 3.2 tons of food for the Salvation Army. Their Scouting for Food drive went door-to-door and used area business drop sites. 

30 years ago (1981)

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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