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This Was Brainerd - July 12

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

Singer Meat Loaf performing at Moondance Jam near Walker.
Meat Loaf and Friends lead singer Meat Loaf gave it his all in one of his early songs during his concert at Moondance Jam 11 near Walker yesterday. Meat Loaf and Friends was the closing band last night. The Jam ends tomorrow night.
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JULY 12

20 years ago (2002)

(Photo) Meat Loaf and Friends lead singer Meat Loaf gave it his all in one of his early songs during his concert at Moondance Jam 11 near Walker yesterday. Meat Loaf and Friends was the closing band last night. The Jam ends tomorrow night.

30 years ago (1992)

Keith Peterson tossed a one-hitter while striking out eight to lead the Brainerd Bees past St. Mathias 9-0 in Victory League action. Mark Vopatek got the Saints only hit, a seventh-inning single. The Bees offense was led by Steve Ebinger, who was 3-for-4, and Jay Sannes with three RBIs.

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40 years ago (1982)

It might have been similar to the Loch Ness Monster, but the creature on West Twin Lake north of Nisswa turned out to be a moose with one horn. Mrs. Wilfred Sands heard a splash outside her window and yelled for her husband. It ran across their beach area, leaving huge hoof prints. DNR officials said it likely weighed 700-800 pounds.

60 years ago (1962)

It was certainly a week for northerns in Paul Bunyan Vacationland fishing contests. A 21-pound entry at King's Sporting Goods out of Woman Lake was the largest, followed by a 17-13 northern out of Fox Lake, a 17-5 specimen out of Round Lake and a 15-1 northern out of Ruth Lake.

80 years ago (1942)

The Jaycees have issued a call for more prospective “Miss Brainerd” contestants as they have more sponsors than girls lined up thus far. Miss Brainerd will be chosen next week and will represent the city in the Aquatennial the following week. Contestants will get a free portrait photo to be featured in the Dispatch.

100 years ago (1922)

The county commissioners met at 10 a.m. Monday in a session that went on until after midnight. In addition to regular business, they considered the sale by A.A. White of 100 city lots located south and west of the court house. The cost would be $1.00, payable in 50 years at no interest. The land would be ideal for a park.

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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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