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This Was Brainerd - July 5

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

Naval Lt. Roger Nutting.
Naval Lt. Roger Nutting, formerly of Brainerd, is enroute to Monterey, Calif. where he will take post graduate courses for three years leading to a masters degree in ordinance engineering. Lt. Nutting, his wife and son are currently visiting his parents, Mayzie Nutting and Marv Nutting, both of Brainerd.
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JULY 5

20 years ago (2002)

Shots were fired into the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Brainerd in the early hours yesterday. An employee drove by the building and saw the damage. Officials said that 9mm rounds were fired into the building, through the glass door and two windows, lodging in the walls and ceilings.

30 years ago (1992)

If an anonymous former key Reagan official is to be believed, Vietnam offered to free American POWs in return for U.S. foreign aid. But retired Gen. John Vessey, of Garrison, who served both Pres. Reagan and George H.W. Bush says he is very skeptical of such anonymous claims.

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40 years ago (1982)

(Adv.) Madden's Prime Rib Room! Featuring our specialty – Prime Ribs of Beef au Jus, plus a fine array of other entrees. Entrees from $6.95 to $14.95 – all served with baked Idaho potato and crisp salad. Plus, appetizers, dessert and cocktails. Nightly from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Madden Inn and Golf Club.

60 years ago (1962)

(Photo) Naval Lt. Roger Nutting, formerly of Brainerd, is enroute to Monterey, Calif. where he will take post graduate courses for three years leading to a masters degree in ordinance engineering. Lt. Nutting, his wife and son are currently visiting his parents, Mayzie Nutting and Marv Nutting, both of Brainerd.

80 years ago (1942)

Members of a “One-Tire Fishing Club” from Kansas City are expected to arrive in Brainerd today. The group is formed by those who want to enjoy the outdoors in the Brainerd area but want to save rubber as well. Each member gives one tire from his car to the car of the person driving to Brainerd.

100 years ago (1922)

In the history of Gregory Park no such gathering of kids has ever been entertained as on July 6. In honor of Brainerd's 50th birthday, the children were treated with a parade, games, 4,000 packages of Crackerjack, 5,000 packages of gum, 4,500 ice cream cones and 4,000 “squawking balloons.”

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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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