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This Was Brainerd - May 12

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 Brainerd High School student jumps over a hurdle during a track meet.
Nina Borgwarth is well in front going over the final hurdle in the 100-meter event at a quadrangular meet in Brainerd. Her 15.2 time is well short of the 14.8 she ran in Bloomington last weekend. She also won the 200-meter hurdles, the 100-meter run in a school record 12.7 and was second in the long jump.
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A man on a ladder removes a chain link fence.
A long chain link fence being erected along the north and east sides of the Potlatch mill property serves notice that the mill's days are coming to an end. When complete, it will mean a single entry and exit to the property. Employee Hans Anderson called the stretch from rumors to the actual announcement of closing to be the longest funeral ever.

MAY 12

20 years ago (2002)

A long chain link fence being erected along the north and east sides of the Potlatch mill property serves notice that the mill's days are coming to an end. When complete, it will mean a single entry and exit to the property. Employee Hans Anderson called the stretch from rumors to the actual announcement of closing to be the longest funeral ever.

30 years ago (1992)

There is yet another controversy involving the count attorney and the sheriff's office. This time it involves a charge of second degree criminal sexual conduct against a young girl that was dismissed by the county attorney's office. Both sheriff's and social services personnel say they are appalled and disturbed by the dismissal.

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40 years ago (1982)

(Photo) Nina Borgwarth is well in front going over the final hurdle in the 100-meter event at a quadrangular meet in Brainerd. Her 15.2 time is well short of the 14.8 she ran in Bloomington last weekend. She also won the 200-meter hurdles, the 100-meter run in a school record 12.7 and was second in the long jump.

60 years ago (1962)

The two men who were caught in break-ins at Harold's Club have implicated two more men in 10 similar robberies. The businesses are: General Supply (twice), Brainerd Glass, Coca Cola, Ben Franklin, Cahill-Hall Lumber, Sinclair Oil and Paul Bunyan gas stations, Lakeland Press and several lake cabins.

80 years ago (1942)

Danger of air rifles in the hands of young children was demonstrated by an eye injury suffered by a Brainerd girl, age 14. She had a BB shot removed from just below her left eye. Police Chief Tom Templeton said she was accidentally shot by a six-year-old boy at Lum Park. Police will confiscate air rifles used improperly.

100 years ago (1922)

A fish car from the state hatchery was attached to the Staples-Duluth passenger train and distributed walleyed-pike fry as follows: Motley 50 cans, Pillager 15, Deerwood 8, Brainerd 18, Aitkin 63, Tamarack 7, Wright 8, Cromwell 7 and McGregor 8 cans.

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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.
A round-up of upcoming entertainment events, such as concerts, plays, music in the park, author events in the Brainerd lakes area.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1922.