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This was Brainerd - Aug. 22

AUGUST 22 20 years ago (1991) For now, it's up to speedy motorists to decide how safe the intersection on Highway 371 near the Target store will be. MnDOT has put up speed advisory signs showing 45 mph. But that's all they are -- advisory. The sp...

AUGUST 22

20 years ago (1991)

For now, it's up to speedy motorists to decide how safe the intersection on Highway 371 near the Target store will be. MnDOT has put up speed advisory signs showing 45 mph. But that's all they are - advisory. The speed limit remains at 55 mph.

 

30 years ago (1981) 

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The Brainerd Daily Dispatch is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and, in observance of the event, the newspaper is sponsoring a Heritage Medallion Treasure Hunt which gets under way today. 

 

40 years ago (1971)

(Photo) Fred Larson takes the last step toward home plate, and Mike Raymond congratulates him, after Larson's home run helped The Vogue win the championship of Nutting's Invitational Slow Pitch tourney, 16-13 over Dick's Place of Minneapolis.

 

60 years ago (1951)

A Silver Star Medal has been awarded to a Brainerd soldier who launched a one-man grenade and rifle charge that routed a large number of Red Chinese troops in Korea. Sgt. 1st Class George Frenne is the son of Mrs. Anna Frenne, N Street NE in Brainerd.

 

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80 years ago (1931)

At this time of year several boys and girls from farms in the county are looking for a place to stay where they can work for their room and board while they attend high school. If you have such an opportunity, please telephone 760 and leave your name and address.

 

100 years ago (1911)

Over 75 lads appeared at the Brainerd Auto Co. garage this morning to assist the Crow Wing County auto association in its work of improving the road between Brainerd and Mille Lacs Lake. 

 

-Compiled by Terry McCollough

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Matt Erickson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in 2000 as a reporter, covering crime and courts and the city of Brainerd. In 2012 he was promoted to night editor and in 2014 was promoted to editor of the newspaper.
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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.
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.