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This Was Brainerd - Nov. 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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A boy sits atop a beautiful horse on an early street in Brainerd.
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NOVEMBER 2

20 years ago (2002)

It was an incredible Section 8, Class 5A final between two strong teams. Brainerd was unbeaten; Alexandria had one loss. Alex scored the first 28 points before the Warriors came roaring back. Alex led 31-21 with 3:05 to play, but Brainerd marched 80 yards for a TD to make it 31-28. An onside kick failed, leaving that as the final score.

30 years ago (1992)

“In my 25 years with the DNR, that was the best non-typical rack I've ever seen,” said Gary Johnson of the DNR. He was referring to an incredible 19-point buck weighing 220 pounds and taken by a Wisconsin hunter at Camp Ripley. The deer was one of 247 harvested in the archery hunt at the camp last weekend. The largest buck was a 224-pounder taken by Greg Kayfes of Deerwood.

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40 years ago (1982)

A total of 15 cabin break-ins on N. Long Lake were believed solved by the arrest of three 17-year-old squirrel hunters by sheriff's deputies. A trapper spotted them at a break-in, followed their footprints to their residence and called in the tip. Authorities believe they have recovered all items that were stolen.

60 years ago (1962)

Earle Jenkins is running for his ninth term as the county's register of deeds. He was deputy in the office when the incumbent died and he was appointed to the job, and has served ever since. He was born in Brainerd but spent his boyhood in Jenkins, where both the city and the township are named after his late father.

80 years ago (1942)

Brainerd has experienced a patriotic Halloween. Police reported that not a single call was received during the night and no damage whatever was reported. Children trick-or-treated door to door for scrap metal and collected over two tons for the war effort. Children were rewarded with fruit and candy by the salvage committee.

100 years ago (1922)

John Murphy, of Pennsylvania, was picked up by local police and is being held for instructions from Fort Snelling. The soldier, of small stature enlisted about two weeks ago, then took French leave and started on a carousal which ended in Brainerd. Penalty for a first time AWOL is slight and he seems anxious to put this behind him.

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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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A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.
A look through the Brainerd Dispatch archives with Terry McCollough combing the microfilm for tidbits of history through the decades going back to 1923.