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This Was Brainerd - Sept. 2


  • 20 years ago (1998)

With the smell of hot dogs and hamburgers grilling, city officials met with the young people who have been at the center of controversy in downtown Brainerd. The site was the parking lot below the old water tower on 6th Street, and both old and young had a chance to talk things out.

  • 30 years ago (1988)

The development contract between the city and Brainerd International Trade Centre expires today, unless the city council decides to extend it. The city commitment of $3.5 million in tax increment financing would be withdrawn if BITC does not get an $8 million construction loan.

  • 40 years ago (1978)

(Adv.) Our Evening Specials - Starting at 5 p.m.! Monday: Steak and Mushrooms - $3.50; Tuesday: Roast Pork and Dressing - $3.25; Wednesday: Chow Mein - $3.00; Thursday: Chicken and Ribs - $3.75; Friday: Fish Fry - $2.75. Little Richard's Cafe - in Crosslake.

  • 60 years ago (1958)

Behind the strong arm of hulking southpaw Don Peschel, Little Falls tripped Brainerd 5-3 to earn the Region 8B spot in the State Amateur Baseball Tournament. Peschel gave up just two hits in the first seven innings and hit a 2-run homer in the 5th. Brainerd rallied but fell short.

  • 80 years ago (1938)

Capping off the final band concert of the season at Gregory Park, the Northeast team won the community sing cup awarded by the Brainerd Dispatch, narrowly defeating Southeast. Dispatch editor Cliff Simak made the award. This is Northeast's second consecutive win.

  • 100 years ago (1918)

The stump blowing demonstrations around the county have been well attended by farmers. They are taught the trick of using a small dynamite charge to loosen soil under the stump. Then a full charge lifts the entire stump, rather than splitting it in half.