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This Was Brainerd - May 22

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 softball team cheering from the dugout.
The pesky Thief River Falls softball team just wouldn't go away, but third-seeded Brainerd played tough defense behind the six strikeout pitching of Erin Donnelly to top the Prowlers 2-1 and win their opening game in the Class 3A Subsection. Sarah Johnson ripped a single to knock in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.
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MAY 22

20 years ago (2002)

(Photo) The pesky Thief River Falls softball team just wouldn't go away, but third-seeded Brainerd played tough defense behind the six strikeout pitching of Erin Donnelly to top the Prowlers 2-1 and win their opening game in the Class 3A Subsection. Sarah Johnson ripped a single to knock in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

30 years ago (1992)

Eva Mae Barker, 80, who got her high school diploma six years ago, will receive her degree tonight at Brainerd Community College, one of its oldest graduates ever. When a child, her family was poor and moved often, and with every move she lost ground in school, finally dropping out. To help her family during the Depression she cooked for $3 a week at a logging camp.

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40 years ago (1982)

The county lost a crucial battle in its fight to halt a controversial public access on Round Lake when a district court denied its request for summary judgment against the DNR. The 1.4 acre site would include parking, a concrete boat ramp and toilets. The access has come under fire from the county board and residents.

60 years ago (1962)

A special meeting of the city council will be held May 28 to decide how much the city is willing to bid on the old post office building and corner lot at 6th and Maple Streets owned by the county. A large delegation from the Chamber last week asked the council to bid up to $50,000, a price far less per parking space than either Willmar or St. Cloud spent.

80 years ago (1942)

Building plans for the proposed manganese plant to be built on the Cuyuna Range will be completed and a contract for construction granted in another week, according to Carl Zapffe. He said that contracts for the ore are still in process. The huge size of the project is slowing things down.

100 years ago (1922)

A Brainerd man was arrested for speeding on the broad trunk highway near Milaca. Speed cops on motorcycles overhauled him on the country road when he was going 40 mph. A justice of the peace fined him $15 plus costs. The legal speed limit on country highways is 25 mph.

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