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This Was Brainerd - April 25

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

Historic photo of the Brainerd Labor Temple.
Lt. Gov. Karl Rolvaag will be featured speaker at the dedication of the Brainerd Labor Temple on April 28. Other labor and civic speakers have been invited and refreshments will be served. The building, which was the old Riverside School, has been remodeled, with two main floor halls of a capacity of 350 and 200 persons.

APRIL 25

20 years ago (2002)

It will be a case of the old meeting the new when North Central Speedway opens its 22-event season April 27 – weather permitting. New owner Cliff Zasker of Onamia has a 25-year history of racing stock cars and drag racers, and looks forward to building on what former owners Jim and Lynn Nelson built over the past 13 years.

30 years ago (1992)

After two days of court testimony in county attorney Jack Graham's efforts to get his office budget increased, proceedings concluded and will await the judge's decision. Graham maintains failure to increase his budget was arbitrary and capricious. The county noted that many departments were cut as the board had to cut nearly $1 million from budget requests.

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40 years ago (1982)

Will escaped firebomber John Rieck come back to his hometown in search of revenge? The answer from three veteran lawmen is no, no – and maybe. Retired sheriff Chuck Warnberg says no, Rieck wants to disappear. Sgt. Frank Ball agrees. But Capt. Dick Ross says there is a chance, and they are running down two reports Rieck was seen here.

60 years ago (1962)

(Photo) Lt. Gov. Karl Rolvaag will be featured speaker at the dedication of the Brainerd Labor Temple on April 28. Other labor and civic speakers have been invited and refreshments will be served. The building, which was the old Riverside School, has been remodeled, with two main floor halls of a capacity of 350 and 200 persons.

80 years ago (1942)

A Minneapolis man was fined $100 and $5 costs when caught after a 12-mile chase. The man, driving a 1941 station wagon, was stopped at 6th and Laurel. Instead of going to the police station, he sped west on Hwy 210 pursued by Al Fox in Squad Car No. 3. He crossed the Gull River bridge, turned north toward Gull Lake and ran off the road.

100 years ago (1922)

(Adv.) Mr. G.S. Radell comes to the Ransford Hotel this week. He is manager of one of the big piano houses. He is being forced to repossess a number of pianos that are behind on their payments. He will sell them for the balance due on contracts. If you are interested, write to Box 165, Brainerd.

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