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This Was Brainerd - June 28

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 building under construction collapsed.
Seven construction workers were injured – two seriously – when the truss framework on which they were working collapsed. The accident happened near Walker at the construction site of a marine showroom being built for Larson Motor Service. About two-thirds of the roof trusses were erected when they went down in a “domino effect.”
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JUNE 28

20 years ago (2002)

(Photo) Seven construction workers were injured – two seriously – when the truss framework on which they were working collapsed. The accident happened near Walker at the construction site of a marine showroom being built for Larson Motor Service. About two-thirds of the roof trusses were erected when they went down in a “domino effect.”

30 years ago (1992)

The Brainerd Braves captured their second consecutive Victory League East title this weekend by winning three games. The Bees, who finished 12-1 in league play, beat Long Prairie 8-0 on Friday, the Brainerd Braves 3-2 on Saturday and finished with an 8-5 win over Pierz on Sunday.

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40 years ago (1982)

Boxes of illegal fireworks and an unregistered handgun were found by sheriff's deputies during the consent search of a van. Owner of the van is a Faribault man who will make a court appearance tomorrow. The man is charge with selling fireworks without a permit. Capt. Dick Ross said the boxes of fireworks were worth $5,000 – largest capture made here.

60 years ago (1962)

Bob Odegard of Princeton has received the Republican endorsement to run for Congress from the newly realigned 6th District of Minnesota. Former Gov. C. Elmer Anderson, who had filed earlier, pulled his candidacy before the vote in order to promote party unity. Earlier critics of his filing praised his move.

80 years ago (1942)

Removal of game fish from rearing ponds in this area and planting them in the lakes of the region will begin in about three weeks, according to game and fish officials. There are 40 rearing ponds, with 31 devoted to walleyes. There are two ponds each for bass, crappie and sunfish.

100 years ago (1922)

Two makes of cigars will be on the market in a week or so. Herman Bakkila, with 14 years in the business, will make the LeSupremo, selling for 10 cents, and the White Rose, selling for 7 cents. A second brand will be made by Ed Hoffman, who has one type of cigar at 10 cents and another selling for 8 cents, or two for 15 cents.

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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.