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This Was Brainerd - April 12

A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1922.

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Women out in front of Murphy's Dry Goods Store on Front Street in Brainerd, circa 1901. Source: 'Out of the Woods, A Pictorial History of The Brainerd Lakes Area', Published by The Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Copyright 1994.

APRIL 12

20 years ago (2002)

College students from around the world will soon arrive in Brainerd to work at area resorts. But there will be fewer this year as resorts have found it easier to find more local help. For example, Ruttger's on Bay Lake will employ 11 foreign students this year compared to the usual 20.

30 years ago (1992)

The death penalty should be brought back to Minnesota and term limits should be instituted for elected officials, according to a poll conducted by the Dispatch at the Commerce and Industry show over the weekend. The margin favoring the death penalty was 3-to-1 and for term limits it was 4-to-1.

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40 years ago (1982)

Motley Police Chief Larry Converse can attest that in moments of danger your life flashes before your eyes. Answering a call that a husband had been drinking and threatened his wife with a gun, he knocked on the door and had a rifle shoved into his chest. He escaped, but the man started firing at him through a window. When the man fell asleep, they captured him.

60 years ago (1962)

Of the 325 employees at the NP Railroad shops, 220 have been idled by a layoff that began on March 26. J.C. Bekemans, shops supt., says that men could start being called back as early as next week. Reason for the layoff is the lack of materials for fabricating boxcars.

80 years ago (1942)

Officials say it may be months before the fate of the 33,000 American-Filipino troops from the Bataan Peninsula is known. The gallant men surrendered only after 98 days of enduring hunger, fever and exhaustion, and a blazing final stand of 15 days and nights without rest against thousands of new Japanese troops.

100 years ago (1922)

Famed sportswriter Grantland Rice says that the Yankees, with Babe Ruth absent until late May, will have to rely on their pitching staff, and one of their aces is the newly acquired Joe Bush (Brainerd boy). Manager Miller Huggins has enough good pitching to call on a good one every day.

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A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.

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