This Was Brainerd - Aug. 3

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



20 years ago (2002)

The experts in St. Cloud had all but conceded the District 6 Legion baseball title to Sauk Rapids, which scored 70 runs in six games through the semis of the tourney and pummeled its last two opponents 31-2. Then Brainerd hammered them 12-4 and became the favorite for the crown.

30 years ago (1992)

A Breezy Point man was arrested last week for bringing a controlled substance into the area via UPS. An informant had tipped local authorities who secured a search warrant. An undercover agent posing as a UPS driver delivered a three-foot long box which contained marijuana with a street value of $4,000.


40 years ago (1982)

Several drastic measures to cut the city's budget by 5 percent were considered yesterday – including dissolving the engineering department and setting up an all-volunteer fire department. Lastly, the city council committee briefly discussed cutting back from a 40-hour work week to a 36-hour week.

60 years ago (1962)

State Attorney General Miles Lord has ruled that the city council could earn a 10 percent discount from the county on purchase of the old post office site because it is paying cash. But the AG also ruled that the county cannot regulate the size of outboard motors or the speed of boats on county lakes.

80 years ago (1942)

The Swedish neutral ship S.S. Kanangoora scheduled to sail for Japanese territories with relief for American POWs will sail from San Francisco on Aug. 15. Packages of aid for the prisoners should not exceed eleven pounds. Any messages for prisoners must go to the censor's office in Chicago.

100 years ago (1922)

A number of youngsters, boys ranging in age from nine to twelve years, accompanied by numerous dog friends, filled Police Chief Varner's office this morning. They were called to account for bathing in the placid waters of the Mississippi near St. Joseph's Hospital without bathing costumes of any kind.


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