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This Was Brainerd - Nov. 14

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 car was heavily damaged in a rollover crash.
Kasey Johnsrud, 19, is living proof that it doesn't hurt to wear a seatbelt. The Garrison man was driving west on Hwy 18 when he lost control and his vehicle went through a guardrail and down a 20-foot embankment. The State Patrol says he is in good condition at St. Joseph's Medical Center thanks to his seat belt and airbags.
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NOVEMBER 14

20 years ago (2002)

(Photo) Kasey Johnsrud, 19, is living proof that it doesn't hurt to wear a seatbelt. The Garrison man was driving west on Hwy 18 when he lost control and his vehicle went through a guardrail and down a 20-foot embankment. The State Patrol says he is in good condition at St. Joseph's Medical Center thanks to his seat belt and airbags.

30 years ago (1992)

After more than 1,000 broadcasts as a part-time high school sports announcer for KLIZ and KVBR, Keith Moilanen is hanging up the mic. His job at the Potlatch mill here is being eliminated and he's too young – 58 – to retire. So the 33-year mill employee is accepting a transfer to Cloquet. His schedule there precludes covering Warrior sports.

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40 years ago (1982)

Rumors that the S&L department store – a fixture in downtown Brainerd since 1935 – is moving to the Brainerd Mall is only have true, since only about half the store is moving. Phil Riley, S&L manager, said when the store vacates downtown about half the departments will be featured in a store to be called Bostwick's.

60 years ago (1962)

A 15-year-old Brainerd youth saved his little sister from possible death when she became trapped in their home's attic after she and a 5-year-old brother started a fire playing with matches. The little boy escaped through a trapdoor, which then snapped shut. The older brother used a broom handle to punch a hole in the ceiling and rescue the little girl.

80 years ago (1942)

Two five-year-old boys were found playing with dynamite caps yesterday noon in the alley behind their home in Northeast. Police were called and Louis Rofidal and Alton Fox talked to the boys. One said the caps were found near Garfield School, the other said they found them in a garage. Both boys stuck to their stories. These particular caps are exceedingly powerful.

100 years ago (1922)

In a report to Judge McClenahan, the grand jury for the November term of court recommended the proper authorities appoint citizens of integrity as justices of the peace and constables in Garrison Twp. where currently there are none. The grand jury also inspected the county jail and courthouse and found both in excellent condition.

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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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