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This Was Brainerd - March 27

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 large group of children wearing bomber hats double up on wooden sleds with metal runners to go sledding with more children standing behind them.
Wearing bomber hats typical of the 1950s, a group of children double up on wooden sleds with metal runners to go sledding in Brainerd.
Dispatch archives

MARCH 27

20 years ago (2002)

Crow Wing County Social Services director Sue Beck said the department's financial status was significantly improved with a $100,000 donation from the board of St. Joseph's Medical Center. The medical center donation was earmarked for the county's detox center.

30 years ago (1992)

(Adv.) Open House! Positive Realty offers this home in Baxter, featuring 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, 2-car garage with stairs to basement, master bedroom, blacktop driveway, family room with fireplace. It's a solar envelope home with 2-story solarium. Priced at $119,500.

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40 years ago (1982)

Cracks running the full length of the new airport runway, some as wide as one-half inch, have Airport Manager John Riedl worried. He told airport commissioners that repair costs could be significant, and there were liability issues if planes are damaged. Experts say they are expansion cracks due to cold weather.

60 years ago (1962)

The school board last night called for preliminary plans to be drawn for an 11-room addition to the north side of Franklin Junior High School. The project is estimated to cost $320,000 and three pieces of property needed have already been purchased.

80 years ago (1942)

Police proved to be a friend in need for Mrs. Henry Graff this morning. She had called police for assistance when her valuable Siamese cat became caught in the upper branches of a tree near her home. The tree was climbed and the cat brought down as police performed a mission outside their regular duties.

100 years ago (1922)

The three men charged with drunkenness came up on the court docket today. George Leet failed to show and Judge Warner declared his $10 bail forfeit. Tony Setula was also a no-show and forfeited his $25 bail. August Anderson was fined $20, largely because he broke his bunk in the jail in a fit of rage.

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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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