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This Was Brainerd - July 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.

A woman water skiing.
For most people, water skiing is just recreation or a fun way to spend a hot summer day. For Bridget Murphy, a 2001 Pequot Lakes grad, it's that and more. She's a member of the five-person Purdue Univ. women's water ski team, competing in slalom, trick and jump events. She set two school records and won the Midwest Regional tournament.
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JULY 3

20 years ago (2002)

(Photo) For most people, water skiing is just recreation or a fun way to spend a hot summer day. For Bridget Murphy, a 2001 Pequot Lakes grad, it's that and more. She's a member of the five-person Purdue Univ. women's water ski team, competing in slalom, trick and jump events. She set two school records and won the Midwest Regional tournament.

30 years ago (1992)

Among the thousands of summer visitors to the lakes area are two of the NFL's top kickers. Colts punter Rohn Stark, a Pine River grad, spends part of his summer here with family. Chip Lohmiller of Super Bowl champ Washington has a summer home on Trout Lake and has been named grand marshal of Brainerd's July 4th Parade.

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40 years ago (1982)

A Minn. Supreme Court decision announced yesterday ruled that Aitkin County Court Judge Robert Graff did not have the authority to fire a probation officer. The court held that probation officers have collective bargaining rights under the Public Employees Labor Relations Act.

60 years ago (1962)

The city council last night decided that the center islands will remain on 8th Street after all. The move rescinded action taken previously to remove them as part of a street upgrade project. A delegation of more than 40 8th St. residents packed council chambers to point out removal of the islands would actually be a detriment to the street.

80 years ago (1942)

There were 612 youths registered for the draft the past two days, but one who refused to report for military service for June 6 has been arrested. A young worker at the NP railroad shops was arrested by Sheriff Roy Wickland and is being held in the county jail to be picked up by the FBI and taken to St. Paul.

100 years ago (1922)

T.H. “Tim” Brady, of 516 N. 9th Street, made his last run yesterday as an engineer for the Northern Pacific Railroad, capping a career of 56 years with the railroad. He came to Brainerd and entered service of the railroad when Brainerd was just a city of tents. The 79-year-old has an enviable record of never having injured a passenger.

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