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This Was Brainerd - Feb. 20

FEBRUARY 20 20 years ago (1994) (Photo) Garfield first-graders find themselves drawn to Maryanna Claxton's explanation of polarity during a unit on magnetism. Claxton, elementary science coordinator for the school district, was named 1994 Minneso...

FEBRUARY 20

20 years ago (1994)

(Photo) Garfield first-graders find themselves drawn to Maryanna Claxton’s explanation of polarity during a unit on magnetism. Claxton, elementary science coordinator for the school district, was named 1994 Minnesota Elementary Science Teacher of the Year.

30 years ago (1984)

The Brainerd Fire Department and other emergency personnel responded when a stuck elevator trapped two people at the Brainerd Downtown Mall. Officials “bled” the hydraulic system to lower the elevator to the basement, then opened the door with a key.

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40 years ago (1974)

Hockey bedlam reigned supreme at Detroit Lakes as Crookston was put to the test by Brainerd before escaping with a 6-5 OT victory in sub-region play. Stout goal tending by Tom Kientzle kept the Warriors in the game, and Jeff Wiltse notched a hat trick.

60 years ago (1954)

In a ragged, foul-filled contest at St. Cloud, Brainerd outlasted the Tech Tigers 60-53 to close their conference record at 9-1. Jon Jelacic led all scores with 23 points and Jim Guin had 16. Many reserves were used as Brainerd had 26 fouls and St. Cloud 30.

80 years ago (1934)

Smashing the pins in a phenomenal burst of consistent scoring, Clayton Rardin shattered the all-time local bowling record at Van’s Alleys. He rolled 238, 233 and 265 for a total of 736. His team, the Golden Grains, set a team season record of 3,025.

100 years ago (1914)

Theodore Miller is again supplying the Dispatch with weather reports and the public is now reading Brainerd weather and not the Gull Lake dam weather. During the recent cold snap the dam weather froze up the telephone lines and it was impossible to get the news.

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I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with numerous job titles since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently as Digital Editor. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work these 30+ years. I was present and worked on the our web page when our original BrainerdDispatch.com website first went live on April 26, 1994.
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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.