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This Was Brainerd - Nov. 18

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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Northern Pacific locomotives west of Brainerd 1870s. Photo by W.H. Illingworth
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NOVEMBER 18

20 years ago (2002)

Erika Dalquist's disappearance is national news. The Brainerd woman, 21, who went missing Oct. 30 has been featured in the New York Times, L.A. Times as well as papers in Boston and Pittsburgh. On cable news the story has been on CNN and Fox News, among others. Three other young people in Minnesota and Wisconsin went missing at the same time.

30 years ago (1992)

The legality of nude dancing continues to be a concern for the county board. Commissioners, prompted by continued complaints of topless dancing at Pussy Willows night club, told county attorney Jack Graham to draw up an ordinance to control nude dancing. After review, the board will decide whether to pursue the issue.

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40 years ago (1982)

The county board of adjustment, in a convoluted motion last night, upheld an earlier decision to uphold another zoning body's ruling on a dirt moving permit. In effect, the board denied applicant Aubrey Kerr's permit twice. He had asked for a permit to move dirt on 600 feet of shoreline on Pelican Lake, but did the work before getting the permit.

60 years ago (1962)

The county's only shooting accident during the recent deer hunting season came just one hour before the season ended. A 15-year-old Brainerd boy was shot in his right leg by his cousin, age 16. The two were hunting just northeast of the airport. They stopped to rest and, when one rifle was picked up, it discharged.

80 years ago (1942)

Tentative preparations are underway in Brainerd and county defense units for a nine-state blackout on the night of Dec. 14. The half-hour blackout will affect rural areas as well as cities, said Frank Russell, Brainerd defense commander. Every farm house, small town and crossroads store must comply. Heavy fines may be assessed to violators.

100 years ago (1922)

The North-siders and the South-siders met on the field of battle at the gas plant football field. When the smoke had cleared away, the North had won the day at a score of 24-0. The South team alleged that the referee's poor eyesight cost them a TD. Olson was the brilliant quarterback for the North, and Gould, star QB for the south. There will be a rematch.

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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.