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This Was Brainerd - April 13

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

APRIL 13

20 years ago (2002)

Baseball practice started March 18 for every Warrior except J.P. Platisha. He was finishing his USHL season with the Topeka hockey team. He got in three days of practice before entering yesterday's game in the top of the fourth. He proved he doesn't need a lot of practice by hitting the first pitch for a three-run homer.

30 years ago (1992)

Environmental studies have narrowed the Brainerd bypass question to one of three alternatives: build on Option 1, Option 2, or forget the whole thing. Both of the two building options require the same amount of land and cost virtually the same. After a public hearing, the MnDOT commissioner will decide.

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40 years ago (1982)

The school board made it official last night, voting 5-1 to close Garrison and Edison elementary schools at the end of the school year. The move followed weeks of debate and will save the district $158,000 at a time of huge deficits. A total of 150 students at Edison and 29 at Garrison will be affected.

60 years ago (1962)

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, returned to the scene of his first Minnesota performance and got a rousing reception at two concerts here. The first, yesterday afternoon, had so many students spilling out onto the gym floor, some were almost sitting in the first violinist's lap.

80 years ago (1942)

A group of Brainerd men, members of the First Service Regiment of the Minn. State Guard, went to Camp Ripley today where they will go on active duty. Col. Henry Mills, Brainerd, commander of the regiment, said that Camp Ripley would serve as training site for men being placed on active duty around the state.

100 years ago (1922)

Duluth and Superior police are mystified as to what happened to Brainerd clothing merchant Edward Levant, who was found shot at 10:15 a.m. near the water's edge in Duluth and later died. He was last seen talking to a friend in front of a Superior drug store at 8:15 a.m. Police have no idea what happened in those two hours.

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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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