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This Was Brainerd - July 10

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 a man holding a muskie.
Ted Burger, Minneapolis, recently caught this 40-13 muskie in Leech Lake. It is the largest muskie landed in Minnesota so far this fishing season. The fish measured 53-1/2 inches long and a 23-inch girth. He used a Burger Bros. Bucktail for bait.
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JULY 10

20 years ago (2002)

At 10-years-old Brandy might be the main attraction at the Whitefish Golf Club. Visitors and members at the 18-hole course love to meet him. No, Brandy has never picked up a club. He's a golden retriever who goes to work every day with Jim Thompson, a starter and ranger at the club. He says, “Brandy has more friends here than I'll ever have.”

30 years ago (1992)

Brainerd's Teacher of the Year, John Ward, and teachers from C-I and Staples are among 29 semifinalists for Minn. Teacher of the Year. Ward is a Franklin Junior High teacher who helps students learn how to straighten out their lives by raising their self-esteem and making better choices.

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40 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Ted Burger, Minneapolis, recently caught this 40-13 muskie in Leech Lake. It is the largest muskie landed in Minnesota so far this fishing season. The fish measured 53-1/2 inches long and a 23-inch girth. He used a Burger Bros. Bucktail for bait.

60 years ago (1962)

The school board will decide by August 13 what it will do in regard to pay raises for six rural teachers who were taken into the district through consolidation. The teachers' attorney, Eleanor Nolan, asked the board to rescind the action that kept them on their former (lower) salaries, and move them to district salaries.

80 years ago (1942)

(Adv.) Know the Truth About Beef – Buy Armour's “Quality Branded” Beef! Beef Roast – Round Bone Cut – lb. 27 cents; Sirloin Steak or Swiss Steak – lb. 34 cents; Savory and Delicious Beef Chuck Steak – lb. 29 cents; Fresh Ground Beef – lb. 24 cents. Red Owl Super Markets.

100 years ago (1922)

A party consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Allen and Miss Roselie Noll, all of International Falls, motored down from International Falls to Brainerd in nine hours and fifteen minutes and report the roads were the best they have ever seen. The distance by car is 258 miles.

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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 1922.

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