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This Was Brainerd - July 22

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 Brainerd and a downtown fire.
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JULY 22

20 years ago (2002)

All the Brainerd Legion team had to do was beat a team it had beaten twice this summer to earn top spot in the district tournament. Done. Brainerd scored nine runs in the third and fourth innings to top Little Falls 10-6. Kevin Mertens pitched a solid game, giving up four hits while striking out six.

30 years ago (1992)

The Heartland Animal Rescue Team got support – financially and philosophically – from the Baxter city council for its operations in that city. Trouble is, Baxter still doesn't know how it's going to get stray animals to the pound. HART has a commitment to purchase a building in north Baxter but there is no place now for unwanted pets or strays.

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40 years ago (1982)

Barton Malow, a construction management firm from Minneapolis is used to big projects, with its most widely acclaimed endeavor the Humphrey Metrodome, which finished ahead of schedule and under budget. Their project in Brainerd is supervising building of a $12 million expansion of St. Joseph's Hospital.

60 years ago (1962)

James Carter, 40, an ex-convict, was shot and killed at 2 a.m. this morning in an attempted burglary at Johnson's Drug Store at the corner of 7th and Laurel Streets. Highway Patrolman Mel Dahlberg stood guard at one door when Police officer Frank Murray ordered the suspect to come out. When he ran, Murray fired twice, one shot striking Carter.

80 years ago (1942)

Brainerd and its trade area have contributed more than 200 tons of rubber to the 454,155 tons collected during the national salvage drive, according to an estimate. The state of Minnesota collected 16,400 tons for the war effort. Reclaim plants nationally process about 350,000 tons per year.

100 years ago (1922)

(Adv.) The Northern Pacific Railway Co. will employ men at these rates prescribed by the U.S. Railroad Labor Board: Machinists, Blacksmiths, Sheet Metal Workers and Electricians – 70 cents per hour. Helpers in all classes – 47 cents per hour. Rates are time and one-half for work beyond eight hours per day. Apply to the superintendent at any NP Railroad shop.

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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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