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This Was Brainerd - May 2

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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MAY 2

20 years ago (2002)

State budget constraints have prompted the Central Lakes College theatre department to sharply curtail the number of stage productions it offers for the next year, including scrapping the entire 2002 summer theater season. Budget constraints are hitting all state agencies, not just colleges.

30 years ago (1992)

The Warrior softball team scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning but fell just short as they lost 12-11 to Alexandria. Alex came out strong, leading 7-1 after two innings and Brainerd just couldn't make it back. Kim Tschida went 3-for-5 and scored three runs, while Kathy Woitalla and Amy Broneak each had three hits.

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40 years ago (1982)

(Adv.) High Rate, Short Wait! Citizens' 91-day Investment Certificate combines an attractive return with a short term maturity. The current interest rate is 12.219%, good through May 3, 1982. The minimum investment is $7,500. Citizens State Bank of Brainerd – A Bremer Bank.

60 years ago (1962)

A debate tomorrow evening at the Pequot Lakes gym will feature both sides of the controversial Nisswa school consolidation issue. Two expert consultants will hear views expressed by four persons in favor of Nisswa consolidation with Pequot, and four who favor the south half of Nisswa joining Brainerd.

80 years ago (1942)

After an investigation by the FBI, authorities have ordered the arrest of a 37-year-old Indian from the Mille Lacs reservation. He will be brought to St. Paul on first degree murder charges in the slaying of Ruby Kegg, 17, an Indian girl who was attacked and strangled with her own belt and left on Hwy 169 near the Mille Lacs trading post.

100 years ago (1922)

At last night's city council meeting Ordinance No. 307 – the traffic ordinance – was given its first reading. It notes the proper instructions for signaling while driving an auto. When turning left at an intersection, hold your left arm out horizontally; when turning right, raise your forearm at right angle.

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